Membership is free and available to all teachers and student staffs.  We are currently looking to update our list of member schools and publications.  Please send your school, adviser and publication names to to find out about upcoming opportunities.

MDCSPA Board of Directors

The directors include journalism/media advisers at local schools, who work on a volunteer basis to advance the mission of the MDCSPA.  They include:

Acting President : Gary Clites
Executive Director:  Marchelle Payne-Gassaway
Board Members: Daryl Alston, Jay Goldman, Kelly Knarr, Lori Leonard, Jessica Nassau, Mary Stapp

If you are interested in getting involved with the Maryland-D.C. Scholastic Press Association, email Gary Clites at

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