Member, Sound Barrier Review Panel, 1995-96; State Council on Cancer Control, 1995-2001; Wetlands Restoration Steering Committee, 1998-; Task Force to Study the Effects of Cult Activities on Public Senior Higher Education Institutions, 1999; Task Force to Study Alternative Educational Programs for Chronically Disruptive Students, 1999-2000; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01; Maryland Diamondback Terrapin Task Force, 2001; State Commission on Public Funding of Campaigns in Maryland, 2002-04; Task Force to Study the Availability of Audiology and Speech-Language Services, 2003; Commission to Study Local Maintenance of Effort [for educational funding], 2005-07; Advisory Council on Workforce Shortage, 2006-; Climate Change Commission, 2007-; Study Commission to Explore the Expanded Application of State Stipends for National Certification of Teachers, 2007-08; Task Force to Study a No Net Loss of Forest Policy, 2008-. Member, Legislative Advisory Council, Southern Regional Education Board, 2008-. Member, 2009 State Plan for Postsecondary Education Work Group, 2008-.
Member, House of Delegates, January 14, 1987 to August 1994, representing District 22 (Prince George's County). Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1987-94.
Born in Camden, New Jersey, March 5, 1950. Attended Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, N.J.; George Washington University, B.A. (public affairs), 1972, M.A. (education), 1978. Educator, Prince George's County Public Schools, 1976-95; organizer for affiliate of Maryland State Teachers Association, 1995-. President, Prince George's County Educators' Association, 1983-87, representing over 6,000 professional school employees. Executive Board, Maryland Citizens Action Coalition. Member, National Education Association; Maryland State Teachers Association. Member, Progressive Maryland, 2001-. Legislative Award, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 1994. Betty Tyler Award, Planned Parenthood, 1992. Outstanding Contribution to Youth Award, Prince George's County Council of PTAs, on behalf of Prince George's County Educators' Association. Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Prince George's County Chapter. Citation, Maryland Healthy Air Act Coalition, 2006. Married; two daughters.
July 1, 2009
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