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Message from the President


Missy Dirks FCTA President

As President of Frederick County Teachers Association (FCTA), I invite you to join the over 2,800 educators in Frederick County who belong to our professional organization.  FCTA works to advocate, empower and organize members to ensure an excellent and equitable public education for every student in Frederick County.  From negotiating your contract and guiding you through the evaluation/tenure process, to giving you a voice on workgroups that collaborate with FCPS on professional issues, to providing professional development, and organizing social events for members – FCTA is here to work with you.

The Frederick County Teachers Association offers a wide range of benefits that are crucial to your personal, financial, and professional life.  The benefits of membership are among the many important reasons that nearly 90% of your colleagues are FCTA members.  In fact, using the savings offered through the NEA/MSEA Member Benefits Program you can help cover the cost of your association dues and more.

The strength of FCTA, MSEA and NEA in advocating for public schools and public school educators is found in the unity of our members. Today, more than ever, there are numerous challenges facing public education and educators. Teachers, school counselors, media specialists, therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers and other certificated staff need to stand together to ensure we have the power to meet any challenge in our community and beyond.  By joining your professional association, you will have a voice in improving public education and the teaching profession.

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