MSEA kicked off its new anti-bullying
campaign on November 14 at an assembly
at Patapsco High School in Baltimore
County. Special guests included actor
Tray Chaney, 92Q DJ Konan, and MSDE
Behavior Specialist Dr. Michael Ford.
Following the program, students, faculty
and staff, parents, Ford, and Chaney took
part in a roundtable discussion focused on
strategies for stopping bullying and identi-
fying the support systems that students—
and school employees—need to create a
positive, safe environment.
“As adults, we're always trying to frame
this conversation to say it's all about toler-
ance,” said Patpasco High teacher Emanuel
Andre. “I think that we have to go further.
The conversation needs to be framed
around appreciation. Not just acceptance—
not just tolerance—but appreciation.”
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