Putting My Experience
Cindy served on the Board of Education for 8 years from 2010-2018. Cindy's greatest accomplishment during this time was successfully serving as the leader of the largest community-led education advocacy effort in Howard County's history that led to large positive change in HCPSS's executive leadership and ended a period of low staff morale, questionable contracting patterns, and a closed-door policy toward the community. As Chair of the Board of Education, Cindy ushered in a new era of welcoming community voice.
During this time Cindy brought parent and citizen voices to the Board, assisted stakeholders in navigating complex school system bureaucracies, and advocated for reasonable attendance areas that are respectful to communities and supportive of vulnerable student populations. Cindy also sucessfully advocated to change Maryland law so Howard County tax payers never have to pay golden parachute severance packages ever again. Cindy has led the Board of Education before and is ready to lead on day one.