Employee Access Center
EAC is a Web based application that allows SCPS employees to view their payroll information, W2s, deductions and other information maintained by SCPS in their employee records. Certain types of information may be updated, modified or added such as demographic information, direct deposit deductions and emergency contact information.
Somerset County Public Schools Staff Directory
Salary & Negotiated Agreements
Somerset County Public Schools and the Somerset Education Association have negotiated the following agreements on behalf of our employees:
Open Enrollment for the 2022-2023 Plan Year will begin Friday, June 5, 2023 and end on Friday, June 30, 2023 .
This is the one time of year that changes can be made without the need for a qualifying life event change (see below). Here are some benefit options you may want to consider:
Adding/Removing a spouse or child to your health insurance
Selecting/Re-enrolling in a Flexible Spending Account – these must be enrolled in each year
If you are not making any changes, you can leave your plan as it is. However, if you have a Flexible Spending Account, you MUST re-enroll each year,.
If you are waiving our insurance for the upcoming year, you must submit Proof of Coverage and the Waiver of Coverage form. The Waiver of Coverage form will be available in Plan Source. We cannot accept photocopies of insurance cards!
Instructions for logging into PlanSource will be emailed to all eligible employees during the open enrollment period:
After open enrollment closes on June 30, 2023, only employees with qualifying life events (QLEs) will be eligible to make changes to their benefits, and only within 31 days of the QLE. The following are QLEs that open the 31-day special enrollment period for employees to make changes:
Change in marital status (marriage/divorce)
Birth, adoption, or legal guardianship of a child
Death of a spouse or dependent
Termination of a spouse’s employment
Switch from full-time to part-time employment
Begin or return from an unpaid leave of absence
Change in dependent eligibility
Loss of other medical insurance
MD Teacher Certification
All teachers, specialists, and administrators employed by Somerset County Public schools must hold a valid Maryland Educator Certificate. Certificates are issued by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) with either a January or July validity date. No permanent certificates are issued.
While the Human Resources Department is here to assist current educators in processing paperwork and forwarding required proof of coursework to MSDE in order for you to receive a valid Maryland Educator Certificate, it is the responsibility of the educator to ensure compliance with certification requirements. To obtain more information regarding Maryland certification, please refer to the resources found on this page, or visit the MSDE Certification website.
Additionally, all educators have access to view their Maryland Educator Certificate via the MSDE educator portal.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your certification, please contact, Chantal Russum, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certification Information & FAQ
For those teachers seeking PTE certification the following courses my be helpful:
Masters of Education in Career and Technology Education
Career and Technology Education Certification Pathway at Baltimore Museum of Industry
The following is a list of current Job Descriptions. The Human Resources Division is working to revise and have approved job descriptions for all positions in the system. Additional Job Descriptions will be added to this page as they are revised and approved.
Somerset County Public Schools evaluate our teachers each year. This evaluation process ensures that our educators continuously improve and gives them feedback that allows for targeted professional development. These evaluations are based on two aspects of performance: Professional Practice and Student Growth.
Professional Practice Measurement:
A classroom observation is a formal or informal observation of instruction while it is taking place in the classroom. Each educator is observed multiple times per year by different evaluators and those observations are recorded on an observation form. During the observation the evaluators asses the teacher’s knowledge of content, student engagement, planning and other key indicators.
Student Growth Measurement:
Each educator sets Student Learning Objectives (SLO’s). These objectives are specific statements that describe what the students will be expected to learn during the term of the objective, as well as the methods used to measure the attainment of the objective. Each educator submits two SLO’s per year; educators teaching core academic subjects must submit at least one SLO based on state assessments.
These two measurements are then used to calculate the educator’s final evaluation rating. Somerset County Public Schools ratings levels are:
Carter G. Woodson Elementary
Deal Island Elementary
Princess Anne Elementary
Somerset Technical High School
Crisfield Academy High School
Washington Academy High School