Toni Mejias

Prince George's County

My career spans 25+ years in various industries with a background in finance, account management, public relations, and currently in education, as an education support professional.  I have been working in Maryland’s largest school district the last 17 years. I have held several positions including principal’s secretary/bookkeeper and inventory control/budget analyst for the Title I federal grants office.  In the last four years, I have been assisting the Office of Equity & Inclusion in creating inclusive environments, fostering student achievement, and diversifying the workforce. I have also managed the fiscal and administrative supports of the department, co-facilitated, coordinated, and organized internal and external culturally responsive and equity-driven workshops and events.

I became active in union life in 2014.  At the local level, I sat on my local’s executive board, and joined the contract negotiations advisory committee. At the state level, I graduated from the Emerging Leaders Academy, was appointed to a Leading the Profession subgroup, and served two terms on the Minority Affairs Committee.  Finally, at the national level, I graduated from NEA’s 2014 MLT/WLT, graduated from the NEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow program, served as Treasurer for the NEA Hispanic Caucus, served on the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee, and attended the Trainer-of-Trainers for MLT/WLT.

I believe in protecting the rights of my members, advocating for them, educating them, and guiding them so they can become our future leaders. I have two callings:

1.  To serve our students and their families. Know who they are, understand their culture and their struggles, and care enough to help them navigate and succeed.

2.   To be a voice and serve my members at the local, state, and national level, working alongside the president, officers, and directors. To always be present and available when called upon.

Events

Racial Justice in Education Workshop

September 14, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

2019 MSEA Convention

October 18, 2019 - 7:30am to October 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

MSEA Convention