Staff/Board Profiles

Jill Morris

The Education Association of St. Mary’s County (EASMC) and the Collective Education Association of St. Mary’s (CEASMC) officially merged four years ago in 2016. EASMC has grown and thrived during my first term (three years) as your president of our merged bargaining unit made up of certificated and education support employees (ESP). I began my

Sarah Penrod

Work Location: Chopticon HS

I am immensely grateful for this opportunity to serve as your EASMC Vice President. I hold a B.A. in International Studies, and an MAT in Secondary Education from California University of Pennsylvania. I recently completed my Administration and Supervision 1 certificate through NDMU.  I started my career with SMCPS at Chopticon HS in 2010 teaching

Angie Goska

Work Location: Leonardtown MS

I am honored to be able to serve EASMC for a second term as Treasurer.  I believe in the power of our union.  When we work and raise our voices together, we are indeed powerful and can accomplish great things.  I have served as a building representative, co-chair of the elections committee, member of the

Sharon Page

Work Location: Hollywood ES

I consider it my privilege to serve as your Secretary. My journey with EASMC began with membership. I had been a student, parent, and spouse of a teacher. I quickly discovered the other side, the hard working side, of education. I find it a fascinating world full of  educators who make it happen every day,

Emily Gayo

Work Location: Greenview Knolls ES

I am very excited to be serving as a Board Member. I am a native of St.Mary’s County, MD and am a graduate of SMCPS. I attended Dynard ES, Leonardtown MS, and Chopticon HS, Class of 2010. I hold a Bachelors of Science Degree from Frostburg State University in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I am currently pursuing

Kristie Mattingly

Work Location: Banneker ES

I am honored to serve as an EASMC board member and look forward to working with members.  I previously served as negotiations chair for EASMC.  I graduated in May 2019 with a BA from NDMU in early childhood education, elementary education,  and special education birth to 21. I am currently a pre-school special education teacher,

Meddo Swaby

Work Location: Fairlead Academy I

Active participation in our Association is a professional responsibility!  I am thankful and honored to be able to serve my colleagues as a member of this Board.  I began my career with SMCPS in 2008, and from the very beginning, EASMC has tangibly supported my personal and professional journey. I hold a B.A. in Education

Elaine Deems

Work Location: Leonardtown MS

I am grateful and honored to serve on the EASMC Board, as well as continue to serve as a representative for Leonardtown Middle School. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in English Education. I was a military spouse for 20 years, and enjoyed teaching in a variety of school districts across

Blanca Rematt

Work Location: Leonardtown MS

It has been a pleasure to be part of EASMC as a building rep and on the membership committee. Now, I have the honor to serve on the Board of Directors. I was born in the beautiful state of Chihuahua, Mexico. I have a degree in Industrial Relations. I was an exchange student in PA

Patty Parsons

I am proud to have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors as the Retiree representative.  I hold a B.A. in English from Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, and an M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College. After teaching at the elementary level for 8 years, I became

Liz Purcell Leskinen

A native of St. Mary’s County, I was educated by the fine teachers of SMCPS, attending Town Creek Elementary School, Esperanza Middle School, and Great Mills High School (go Class of 1977!). I have a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s College, an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Certificate in Organizational Development

Jennifer Waybright

I was born and raised in good ‘ole St. Mary’s County and graduated from Chopticon High School in 1997. I have specialized in customer service for my entire career which started at Suburban Propane. As an account representative for seven years, I always enjoyed my daily interactions with the community. I started with EASMC in