LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 13, 2010)—The Board of Education of Charles County elected Roberta Wise as chairman and Donald Wade as vice chairman at its Jan. 12 meeting. The Board elects a chairman and vice chairman each January. The officers serve one-year terms.
The election reversed the roles for Wise and Wade. Wise has served as vice chairman for the past three years and Wade has served as chairman.
Wise is a first-term Board member, first elected in November 2006. She is a retired Charles County Public Schools teacher with 34 years of experience. A former Charles County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, she also received the Washington Post Agnes Meyer award for outstanding teachers in 1991. For most of her career, she served as a mathematics teacher at Henry E. Lackey High School. She was a coordinator of the Educational Partnership Team and a math resource teacher before retiring in 1999. Mrs. Wise was a member of the Charles County Planning Commission for six years and served as the vice chairperson for three years of those years.
Wade is a three-term Board member and was first elected in 1998. He is a lifetime resident of Charles County and has served as Thomas Stone High School SAC president and helped bring the JROTC programs to Charles County. Col. Wade spent 30 years on active duty and was a professor of aerospace studies at three universities. He was a teacher, a department chairperson and a faculty advisor to 21 JROTC units in Prince George's County before retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Charles County Board of Zoning Appeals, and is a distinguished graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park ROTC program and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
Source: Charles County public school system