Dedicated to our students. Goal oriented. Proven success.
Issue after issue, Paul Geller has delivered for our Montgomery County Public Schools students, teachers, staff, administrators, and families. He has been a full-time, volunteer advocate for MCPS since 2012.
When a Board of Education member wanted to increase the Operating Budget request by $100,000,000 in 2016 so we could hire an additional 600 teachers, and add new programs, he insisted only one person could get this impossible task accomplished: Paul Geller. After months of hard work, Paul got the needed unanimous vote from the County Council...and $89,300,000! Since then, Paul’s efforts have increased investment in MCPS by a record breaking $462,000,000.
When outdated technology kept our kids from 21st century modes of learning, teachers reached our to Paul to fix the situation. First, working with his friends at S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School, he made sure every classroom got a Promethean Board in it and all schools had WiFi by testifying to the County Council. And, when Netbooks were few and far between, and MCPS was painfully slow in offering alternatives, Paul was relentless in getting an upgrade for our students. After two years, Chromebooks were purchased systemwide. These same Chromebooks now provide an invaluable educational lifeline to more than 65,000 of our students learning at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When students wanted a greater voice for their Student Member of the Board of Education, it was Paul who was there for them. One of the only adults to testify, he was able to help dedicated student leaders from across Maryland finally give SMOBs statewide expanded voting rights on Board matters such as voting on the budget.
When an elementary school Principal wasted countless hours of his time trying to get a brand new HVAC system to work, he called on Paul to help get it fixed. Paul got it done!
When the student voice was going to be reduced due to a staffing reduction that would have eliminated the full-time Student Leadership Coordinator position that had existed for nearly half a century, Paul said no. He swiftly contacted the Superintendent and all members of the Board of Education, and brought this matter to their attention. The position was saved.
When a Title 1 school had unacceptably old portables still housing their teachers and students, Paul continuously advocated to make things right. Today, Summit Hall Elementary School has two new buildings where portables once stood.
When a Principal wanted to start the year off right with coats of fresh paint in her school’s conference room and the office of her newly minted Assistant Principal, without hesitation Paul heeded the call. He and his son painted the rooms at Gaithersburg Elementary School themselves.
Over and over again, Paul Geller has been there for our students. And now, he wants to be there for you in a new capacity, as your next At-Large member of the Board of Education.
Please vote for Paul Geller, Board of Education At-Large, before June 2, 2020 at 8 p.m.
NewsTuesday, June 2, 2020 5:44 PM
Turnout Much Higher Than Expected at Polls Today
The moment of truth is almost here. Polls close at 8 p.m. And, according to social media reports and photographs, there are lines at polling places. Thank you to everyone who has voted or is about to vote. And a special thank you to the unsung sheroes and heroes of the election: our Montgomery County Board of Elections employees and those with the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Sunday, May 31, 2020 10:14 PM
Two Days Left to Vote Geller for BOE!
There are less than two days left to mail your ballot in for Paul Geller for Board of Education At-Large.
Paul is the only candidate who has been a full-time volunteer advocate for MCPS since 2012, and will also dedicate himself full-time to being an outstanding member of the Board of Education. He also has been more successful at advocating for MCPS than anyone else ever before - $462,000,000 more in Operating Budget funding alone since 2016...and counting! He was the first person to break Maintenance of Effort. He also has been very successful at bringing home funding from Annapolis time and time again.
Paul will hit the ground running from day one. He is a past President of MCCPTA, a former Cluster Coordinator, and record breaking PTA President. For four years he hosted the program MCCPTA Presents on MCPS-TV. He has worked with all eight members of our current Board of Education, and enjoys a terrific working relationship with MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, and other staff across MCPS. Paul has worked with and knows all nine of our Councilmembers as well as all thirty-two members of our delegation to Annapolis.
A vote for Geller is a vote for:
Academics! Every single one of our MCPS students should be ready for college or career by graduation.
Construction! We need to cut through the endless backlog of projects by utilizing renovations whenever possible. And, we must open up bidding for construction projects to all qualified and capable contractors. Any new construction must be Net Zero...buildings that generate their own energy from solar and geothermal. and, at long last, we need to add solar panels to all schools when practical.
Less standardized testing! Teachers complained. Students complained. And Paul has listened. When elected, he will work with his colleagues at the local, state, and national levels to cut the amount of standardized testing to the bare minimum.
Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:00 PM
Jay Graney, former County Council candidate, endorses Geller for BOE.
Jay Graney has publicly announced his support for Paul Geller for Board of Education, At-Large.
Thank you, Jay!
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:10 PM
Endorsed by Mohammad Siddique, former County Council At-Large candidate!
Paul Geller, At-Large candidate for Board of Education, is proud to announce he has been endorsed by community leader and former County Council At-Large candidate, Mohammad Siddique. Thank you for your support, Mohammad!
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:41 AM
More endorsement news!
Paul Geller, At-Large candidate for Board of Education, is proud to announce the endorsement of former Rockville Councilmember and terrific civic leader, Bob Wright. Thank you for your support, Bob!