MSEA honors outstanding contributions from Maryland educators and community members through a variety of awards. Click the below links to learn more about each award and their respective application processes.


MSEA grants support groundbreaking work in classrooms and communities across Maryland.

MSEA will support the efforts by individual members or local associations for activities/events in support of the Black Lives Matter at School movement by providing financial assistance through 10 total grants in the amount of $1000 each. MSEA will also support local affiliates and members with expenses related to programs, service, or activities planned to promote human and civil rights and social justice by providing up to 10 total grants in the amount of $1000 per local affiliate or individual member. Learn more in the links below.

Grant applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available starting May 1. The deadline to submit applications is October 25. 

MSEA Special Interest Caucuses

There are a number of MSEA Special Interest Caucuses. Below is a list of those caucuses, along with contact people to reach out to for more information.

American Indian and Alaska Native: Veronica Henderson, [email protected], 443-854-2291

Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus: Dr. Rosemary Bunag, [email protected], 240-245-3938

Educators of Exceptional Children: Portia Deal, [email protected], 301-646-6712

Hispanic Caucus: Toni Mejias, [email protected], 240-988-4160

LGBTQ+ Caucus: Russell Leone, [email protected], 240-997-6152 and George Kasnic, [email protected]

MSEA Minority Caucus: Deidra Daniels, [email protected]

Cohort Trainings

Our trainings offer members the opportunity to advance their careers and goals as educators and as activists. Find out more at the below links.