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									    MAYFIELD EDUCATION
       ASSOCIATION

      News and Views
    WELCOME OLD
      AND NEW!
          September, 2008


    Mission Statement
     To protect the contractual rights of all
   its members and to build an effective
     partnership in an environment of
professionalism and mutual respect in order
  to promote the educational goals of the
       Mayfield City School District.
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    A Message from
    MEA PRESIDENT
          Dear Colleagues,
       I hope all you have experienced a positive and smooth start to your school
year. It is amazing how soon the year settles into a comfortable routine after the
whirlwind start that all of us survive every year. As I said in the letter that was
mailed to each of your homes before school started, the MEA has a lot to look
forward to this year.
          The first big event is of course the co-sponsoring of the Gadke Run/ Walk
Event September 21st. For those of you who have not sent your pre-registration
form to our Vice President Nicki Rucci - Macauda yet, please do so as soon as
possible. Please do not procrastinate. The more people we have preregister, the
more organized we can be the day of the event. If you have misplaced or
deleted the form it is attached with the newsletter for your convenience. You can
send it to her via the school mail. If you would rather volunteer to assist with the
event, indicate that on the form. All proceeds will go to the PRIDE committee for
the levy initiative. We are encouraging all staff, students, parents, and alumni to
take part in this event as a symbol of support and unity.
           We have had a good response from some buildings. Certain groups are
having their own t-shirts made to show their personal expression of pride. Please
feel free to be creative in your participation. We hope this will be fun and
symbolic event showcasing Paul’s commitment to the Mayfield students and
that all of his efforts to cultivate school pride and spirit will be honored with this
effort.
        Finally, if you are a club advisor or a coach please copy the registration
forms, distribute them and strongly encourage your students to participate in this
event. It is, after all, about maintaining the quality Mayfield experience for our
students. You need to make sure they understand the importance and
significance of the levy initiative. Dr. Price’s message on the school web page
reinforces this message. Classroom teachers please encourage your students
and their families to participate as well.
       I have many people to thank for helping with this endeavor but a big thank
you goes to Nicki and her brother Vince (a former Mayfield grad) who’s company
Vertical Run is co-sponsoring this event, I would also like to acknowledge Polly
Canfield and Tina Monastero who gave up valuable time in their already busy
schedules to assist and advise. It is nice to be able to always count on your
commitment. I would like to acknowledge Jim Dasher and the Athletic Boosters
for their assistance with t-shirts and Pepsi for the signs and cups.
        In the second part of my letter I would like to share with you some of the
events, workshops and activities the members of your executive committee
participated this summer. Many of your colleagues gave up some of their
summer vacation to attend the NEA Representative Assembly, The NEOEA
Summer Leadership program at Lakeland or the OEA Summer Leadership Program
to get additional training insuring that they are best equipped to represent you.
These programs are invaluable to the MEA because they are vehicles for
communication with other colleagues and they provide a forum for educational
issues to be discussed. MEA had six representatives attending the NEA
Representative assembly, eight people take part in the NEOEA Summer
Leadership Training and two people participate in the OEA Summer Leadership
Program. These programs are available for all members to participate. The NEA
Representative Assembly is an elected delegate meeting, but NEOEA and OEA
Summer leadership programs are open to all.
         Finally, I would encourage anyone interested to participate next year while
often the press related to public education is not very positive, there are some
glimmers of hope for reform. At the NEA Convention, the Governor of North
Carolina who was named Education Governor of the year, shared some
revolutionary education reforms occurring in his state, which included a statewide
teacher working conditions survey, a teacher advisory committee and an out of
school readiness program. Our own Governor Strickland has just completed the
first round of discussions about statewide education reform. Six of your Mayfield
colleagues were in attendance at the Cleveland meeting and while the district
held a Watch Party. His twelve regional meetings were designed to gather
feedback on his educational reform proposals and suggestions as to what Ohio
educators, administrators, parents and students feel are the essential tools and
goals needed to make Ohio’s workforce prepared to compete in the global
economy. And while it is easy to be cynical about the scope and magnitude of
this endeavor at least the dialogue is happening. Part Two of Strickland’s
dialogue will revolve around education funding.
        Thanks for all you do every day! I hope to see all of you September 21st.
        Diana Beebe
        MEA President


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                          Proudly Sponsored by:

When: Sunday, September 21, 2008
Time: 5K Run 9:00 AM & Walk 9:15 AM (Registration opens at 8:00 AM)
Where: Mayfield High School
      6116 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village, Ohio
Cost: 5K Run $15.00, Walk (approx. 2 miles) $5.00 and/or
$20 per family- Walk Only

     Fast & scenic course around the Mayfield High School grounds
     t-shirts to first 500 registrants
     first 100 pre-registered runners will also receive Mayfield running
      socks
     water stops & Post Race Raffle
     prizes for top finishers (Top 3 Men/Women Overall)
     proceeds will benefit the P.R.I.D.E. Committee

If you have any questions please contact Race Director Nicole Rucci-Macauda
                           at: nrucci@mayfieldschools.org
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Name_______________________________________________Age_________M____F____

Address____________________________________________________________________

City/State/ZIP____________________________________________________________

T-Shirt Size:  _____Youth S ________Youth M _______Youth Large
Adult S_____Adult M______Adult L______Adult XL_____ Adult XXL_______

Phone ____________________________________________Fee Enclosed___________

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
THE MAYFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
AND MAIL TO: Nicole Rucci-Macauda (Mail-In Deadline Sept.17th)
         1714 Lander Road
         Mayfield Hts. OH 44124

I hereby declare that I am physically fit to run and compete in this 5K race and
hold harmless the Mayfield education association and/or the Mayfield Board
of Education, all sponsors, all volunteers, and all race officials for any
illness, injury, or medical problems or other problems associated from my
participation.

Signature of
Participant__________________________________________________Date_________________
Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian (if under 18) ____________________________
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  The Officers of MEA welcomed the new certified
 staff to the district on Friday, Aug. 22nd at the new
  teacher luncheon and have informed them about
    some membership benefits. We wish them all
            success and a long career in the
               Mayfield School District.
Let’s Meet our New Teachers:
Victoria Bowser – English Teacher at MHS, Long-term Sub (1st sem) for
                   Maggie Toohig
Denise Brenneman – CEVEC Supported Options Teacher
James Chisholm – Tutor at MHS
Traci Jenkins – Guidance Counselor at MHS and Excel TECC
Lauren Klein – Reading Intervention Teacher at Lander
Patricia Kloosterman – AEP Coordinator/Instructional Specialist
Martin Mackar – Math Teacher at MHS
Ray Paglio Jr. – Tutor at MHS
Alison Pales – English at MHS, Long-term Sub for Lisa Walker
Craig Schmidt – Computer Aided Drafting Teacher at Excel TECC
Kristen Smaltz – Math Teacher at MHS
Tom Svoboda – Science Teacher at MHS
Christopher Torda – Science Teacher at MHS
Timothy Velotta – Job Training Coordinator at CEVEC
Jennifer Vitantonio – 5th Grade at MMS
Louise Vouk – French at MMS
Other New Staff
Long-term Substitute – Tara Limestoll 7th grade Math




 Consult your school’s
 union representative
    on information
     regarding the
    benefits of our
      membership.
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         Mayfield Education Association
             Executive Committee
                   2008-2009
                        OFFICERS
PRESIDENT                     DIANA BEEBE
VICE PRESIDENT CERTIFIED      NICOLE RUCCI MACAUDA
RECORDING SECRETARY           DEBBIE BOOTH
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY       CARMELA MITRA
TREASURER                     JOHN PAYDO
PAST PRESIDENT                PAT WAGAR
ESP AT-LARGE                  YVETTE SMITH

                          COMMITTEE CHAIRS
P.R. AND R.               DALE KAIN and PAT WAGAR
SCHOLARSHIP               JENNY DOUBRAVA
MEMBERSHIP                BEV KERECMAN
HONORS AND AWARDS         MARYJANE TOMASELLI
HEALTH CARE LIAISON       KAREN EVENCHIK
SUNSHINE                  NICOLE RUCCI
SOCIAL                    GAIL CHENSOFF
STAFF APPRECIATION        VICKI HALCO
                          LOUISE MATONEY
PARLIAMENTARIAN           NICKI RUCCI MACAUDA
COMMUNICATIONS            MICKI MACKIN
NOMINATIONS               TINA MONASTERO
SICK BANK                 KATHLEEN GERMANO
LPDC CHAIR                DAVID EHRBAR
LEGISLATIVE LIAISONS      ED BECK
                          CHERYL D’AMICO
STRIKE LIAISON            JOHN PAYDO
ELECTION CHAIR            BARB ANCELL
PUBLIC RELATIONS          YVETTE SMITH
FCPE CHAIR                 -NEED A CHAIRPERSON-
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                      BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES
Classified At-Large Representative         Yvette Smith
Past President                             Pat Wagar
HIGH SCHOOL                      MIDDLE SCHOOL
Barb Ancell                      Gail Chensoff
Susan Flowers                    Cheryl D’Amico
Debbie Davis                     John Reilly
Karen Evenchik                   Nanette Sherwood
Karen Hale                       Brian Stephens
Maryanne Hummell                 Karen Richter
Dale Kain                        Terri Martorello
Micki Mackin
Ed Tuhela                        CEVEC
Kara Zickes                      Darlene Fiorilli
Judy Cosenza                     Laurie Blood
Barb Catalano                    Gary Bizjack
Kate Sherwood                    Pam Griffith
CENTER
                                 COMMITTEES
Loretta Phelps                   DALE KAIN/PAT WAGAR—CHAIR
Mary Jane Tomaselli              BARB CATALANO
Jennifer Garfield                VIRGINIA HOSACK
MILLRIDGE                        JAY TREPAL
Sue Meyer                        PAULA RINI
Joyce Barna                      JOE NIDY
Paula Rini                       HONORS AND AWARDS
Vicki Halco                      MARYJANE TOMASELLI—CHAIR
MCHI                             LAURIE BLOOD
Darlene Logothetides             KAREN HALE
Bev Kerecman                     JOHN PAYDO
Tara Thomas                      LORETTA PHELPS
LANDER
Sue Weir
Mike Kuenzel
Karen Nash
GATES MILLS
Charlene Angie                     SCHOLARSHIP
Danielle Merriman                  JENNIFER DOUBRAVA
                                   ANDRIENNE STANLEY
ALDULT ED
Janice Koster                      TECHNOLOGY
                                   DALE KAIN
SICK BANK
KATHIE GERMANO
KAREN HALE
LORI TAGG
VIRGINIA HOSACK
KAREN NASH
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Please Mark the Date November 10th
The Professional Code of Conduct and What You Need
to Know
If there is one meeting you can not afford to miss it is
this one. OEA Attorney Kathleen McKinley will speak on
the Professional Code of Conduct and what all
involved in education need to know. Ignorance of the
code is not a defense. The meeting will start at 3:30.
Specifics will be announced in the October Newsletter.
Because of her busy schedule, Kathleen is very difficult
to retain. Mayfield is fortunate to have her available to
speak to our association. For those of you that have
never heard her speak she is entertaining while being
very informative. Her wit and storytelling abilities will
keep your attention.
*****More information to follow.
  DALE KAIN
   is our newly elected
NEOEA Representative.
   We are permitted to
 send 17 members for the
   NEOEA Representative
  Assembly in May 2009.
 Please get your name in
to Diana Beebe or Dale Kain
  if interested in attending.
       Calling All Interested In
       Becoming a Delegate
If you are interested in being a delegate to the NEA, OEA and/or
NEOEA representative assemblies submit your name for the ballot
to Tina Monastero at the High School by 3 p.m. Friday,
September 12, 2008.           E-mail or send Tina a note through
interoffice mail. Be sure to indicate which assembly or assemblies
you are interested in attending.
The dates and locations for the assemblies are:
NEA  July 3-6, 2009                          San Diego, CA
OEA  December 6, 2008                        Columbus, OH
     May8-9, 2009                            Columbus, OH
NEOEA March 28,2009                          Mayfield Village, OH
*Because of the size of our organization, we may send
   4 delegates to NEA: 11 to OEA and 17 to NEOEA
             Representative Assemblies.
     VOTING for these delegates will be held on
             Monday, September 22, 2008




             Send NEWS items to Micki Mackin at
                mmackin@mayfieldschools.org

								
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