Montgomery Blair teacher elected as MCEA president

Feb. 22, 2024, 9:23 p.m. | By Caleb Elazar | 1 month, 4 weeks ago

David Stein will serve as Montgomery County’s teachers union’s lead official for the next two years

Stein elected as president Photo courtesy of Caleb Elazar.

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) elected Montgomery Blair math teacher David Stein as their president. Receiveing 68.94 percent of 3,148 total ballots cast, Stein will serve his two-year term as the head of the teachers’ union starting at the end of this school year.

The MCEA is an affiliate of the National Education Association and is over 14,000 Montgomery County staff members strong. MCEA members are spread across 204 schools and work together to strengthen relationships, advocate for just compensation, and ensure educators’ voices are heard.

Stein has over 30 years of classroom experience and has been serving as MCEA’s treasurer. As president, he aims to continue the Union’s collective bargaining work in advocating for a better education system for teachers and students. “We have had great accomplishments, including the best contract in recent memory, but we have much more work to do. We need to continue to develop our collective voice to advocate for our needs,” he said.

Stein, formerly the MCEA treasurer and on the board of directors, is replacing incumbent Jennifer Martin, who announced her retirement from the union and from Montgomery County public schools in the 2024 MCEA President Town Hall. At that same town hall, Stein argued his case for why he was the most qualified replacement. “We need experienced leadership and I think my experience [in MCEA] makes me the right one for this job,” Stein said.

Last updated: Feb. 22, 2024, 9:57 p.m.

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