To be considered, candidates completed questionnaires and participated in interviews with rank-and-file members of HCEA. Recommendations were finalized by HCEA’s Board of Directors and Representative Council, which includes Association leaders from schools across Howard County.
“As a veteran educator of 34 years in Howard County I want to work toward an honest, responsive, transparent, and accountable school system. I know that educators drive the success of our schools and are a critical part of what makes Howard County a place where people want to raise their families,” he went on to say.
“Mr. Miller brings a wealth of experience as a recently retired educator and is someone deeply engaged in our community and schools,” said Colleen Morris, HCEA President. “He is ready to hit the ground running today as a candidate, and is focused on bringing educators and the communities we serve into the decisions that affect students,” she went on to say.
“Howard County educators interviewed several good candidates, each of whom has a lot to offer our Board of Education. We have more recommendations that will be coming in the future,” said Rebecca Otte an educator from Fulton Elementary School and Co-Chair of HCEA’s Government Relations Committee.
“At this time, we recommended Robert because he has first-hand knowledge of the issues facing our members, and he is ready to work collaboratively with the new Superintendent to continue the important work we’ve done over the last few months. He demonstrated to our committees that he knows what it takes to win a tough, county-wide race,” said Mabrooka Chaudry, an educator at Atholton High School and member of HCEA’s Government Relations Committee.
Recommended candidates for the Board of Education will appear on the Association’s apple ballot, which is distributed to voters. The Association will also be supporting recommended candidates through its get out the vote program for Association members.
For more information, contact Amy Maloney, HCEA Uniserv (410) 997-3440.