Daily Record Staff//July 28, 2022
//July 28, 2022
As Maryland State Education Association president, Cheryl Bost is proud of working to ensure public school educators are growing their voices to advocate for what students, families, and schools need to succeed.
One of her proudest accomplishments thus far in her career is advocating and working with legislators to pass the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, a bill passed in 2021 aimed at comprehensive changes and investment in the state’s public school system.
“Maryland public schools are good but they’re not great for all students,” Bost said. “There are still too many inequalities, especially for students of color, students who are English language learners, and students with special needs. To support all students, as the MSEA president, I am working with educators and public school advocates to ensure the implementation of the Blueprint, to ensure truth and honesty in education, fighting for professional pay for all educators so we can stop the great exodus of educators and attract and retain dedicated educators, lowering class sizes, and more.”
A teacher in Baltimore County for more than 25 years, Bost was recognized as Baltimore County Teacher of the Year and state finalist in 2003. Over the years, she has held multiple positions with the Teachers Association of Baltimore County, including serving as their president for eight years. During her time with the MSEA, she previously served as a board member and vice president before taking on her current role as president in 2018.-