Wise and Cook re-elected to Board leadership positions

Wise and Cook re-elected to Board leadership positions

The Board of Education of Charles County re-elected Roberta Wise as chairman and Maura Cook as vice chairman at its Jan. 14 meeting. The Board elects a chairman and vice chairman each January and officers serve a one-year term.

Board members voted unanimously to re-elect Wise to the chairmanship position that she has held for the past four years. In accepting the nomination, Wise thanked the Board for their continued support and said she looks forward to continuing her role as chairman.

Wise is currently serving in her second term on the Board and also served as vice chairman for two years. She was first elected in 2006 and is a retired Charles County Public Schools mathematics teacher with 34 years of experience. During her teaching career, Wise was named as the Charles County Public Schools Teacher of the Year and was honored by the Washington Post with their Agnes Meyer award for outstanding teachers in 1991. For most of her career, she taught at Henry E. Lackey High School. She was a coordinator of the Educational Partnership Team and a math resource teacher before retiring in 1999.

The Board also unanimously voted to re-elect Cook as vice chairman. This is her fourth year serving as vice chairman. She is a nurse case manager for Restore Rehabilitation, Inc. and a parent volunteer. She is a co-founder of the Women’s Exercise Research Center of the George Washington University and a past presenter at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference. She is active with the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. Mrs. Cook has a bachelor’s degree in science and nursing from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and a Master’s degree in education and human development from George Washington University.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Connie W. Armstead, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.


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