Honoring Advocacy, Commitment, Courage

MSEA supports members and their communities through annual awards for human and civil rights activism

2018 MSEA Minority Recognition Award for Leadership recipient Kierre Vinson, a Carroll County member and reading specialist, with MSEA-Retired member Yvonne Gambrill.

MSEA supports members and their communities through annual awards for activism on behalf of public schools and minority populations.

“Our advocacy is not only for our students and their success, but also for their communities, where we honor individuals who shine bright as role models for students,” said Cheryl Bost, MSEA president. “We are so grateful for their contributions.”

The Dorothy Lloyd Women’s Rights Award

The Dorothy Lloyd Women’s Rights Award honors up to two people, a group, or a program for accomplishment in the field of girls’ and women’s rights. It is named for Dorothy Lloyd, a longtime union staff member.

Nominees shall be MSEA or NEA members (if eligible) and have demonstrated leadership in gaining equal opportunities for girls and women; improving the economic status of women in education; supporting multicultural women-focused coalitions and sharing resources about them; promoting pro-women legislation; and/or supporting women’s contributions in any area. Sponsored by the Women’s Concerns Committee. Learn more here.

The Minority Recognition Awards

MSEA’s Minority Recognition Awards annually honor people of color who have demonstrated leadership on public education issues and fostered increased understanding of the role public schools play in society.

Nominees must have promoted a positive image of public education in the past year on behalf of students, parents, and educators, and encouraged improvement in our public schools in one of the following categories: public education, leadership, politics, community involvement, and aspiring educator membership. Sponsored by MSEA’s Minority Affairs Committee. Learn more here.

Human and Civil Rights Awards

MSEA’s new Human and Civil Rights Award recognizes individuals who promote and defend human and civil rights. Nominees must have made an exceptional contribution to public school education in Maryland and serve as models of courage and leadership in the areas of human and civil rights activism.

There are two categories for nomination: MSEA educator/education support professional and MSEA Aspiring Educator. Sponsored by MSEA’s Human and Civil Rights Committee. Learn more here.

All nominations due November 10.