Rumors, rumors, rumors about BISFA
Recently, my remarks about the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts reported in a Herald-Mail candidate profile have raised some questions from BISFA students.  Don't believe the rumors. Click here to see where I stand. Thanks to everyone who has talked with me in person.

See my profile in the WAMU (American University Radio) Voter Guide
From the site: "The WAMU 88.5 voter guide lets you compare candidates, make your selections and print your choices or access them from your mobile phone in the voting booth for the Nov. 6 election."




On September  9, 2011, I filed as a candidate for the Washington County Board of Education. No last minute filing for me! My decision to run was not based on who else was or was not  a candidate.  I decided to run because I am passionate about learning and public education, and I have a sincere desire to put my knowledge, time, skills, and talents to use serving the county that has been my home since birth.


Five individuals have filed for four seats so there was no Primary for the BOE candidates. The General Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. I ask for your vote on election day and your support throughout my campaign.


With thirty-five years of dedicated service to Washington County’s students and their families behind me, I pledge to use my experience, knowledge, skills, and passion to work on behalf of all children of Washington County.  If I am elected to the Washington County School Board, you can be sure that I will be diligent in working to ensure that our children have the best educational opportunities to prepare them for their futures.


I look forward to opportunities to meet you in person. Until then, I'll use these pages to introduce myself and share why I think I'm worthy of your confidence and your vote.


If you have any questions, please use the contact information found on these pages. Let me know of the good things that are happening in our schools, issues or shortcomings that you think need to be addressed, and/or any concerns that you have about the current state of WCPS.


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In the News...

Washington Co. BOE hopeful describes her experience as an educator

(Herald Mail, 7:31 p.m. EDT, October 4, 2012)


Concerns raised about new 'West City' school project

(Herald Mail, 9:34 p.m. EDT, July 17, 2012)


Parents Express Concern for Proposed Elementary School Closings

(By Jennifer Lee, WHAG TV, Updated: July 18, 2012)


School board president asked about meeting

(Herald Mail, Feb. 25, 2012, A11)

Not available online at time of this posting. Link is to scanned image.


Letter to the Editor

BOE candidate has questions about possible move

(Herald Mail, Jan. 22, 2012)


Five seek four seats on Washington County Board of Education

(Herald Mail, Jan. 11, 2012)


BOE Members, Candidates Mull 2012 Election

(Herald Mail, Dec. 11, 2011)


Letter to the Editor

Board of Education candidate seeks support

(Herald Mail, Nov. 9, 2011)

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