Wise, Cook Re-Elected as Board Chairman, Vice Chairman of Chas. Co. BoE - Southern Maryland Headline News

Wise, Cook Re-Elected as Board Chairman, Vice Chairman of Chas. Co. BoE

LA PLATA, Md.—The Board of Education of Charles County re-elected Roberta Wise as chairman and Maura Cook as vice chairman at its Jan. 8 meeting. The Board elects a chairman and vice chairman each January. Officers serve one-year terms.

Ms. Roberta Wise.
Ms. Roberta Wise.

Board members unanimously re-elected Wise to the chairmanship position that she has held for the past three years. In accepting the nomination, Wise said she looks forward to working with the Board as they work to select a new superintendent of schools, open a new high school and rezone schools at the high school level.

A second-term Board member, Wise also served as vice chairman of the Board for two years after first being elected in 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.

Ms. Maura Cook.
Ms. Maura Cook.

The Board also unanimously re-elected Cook to a third term as vice chairman. In accepting the nomination for the position, Cook thanked the Board for their support and said she looks forward to working with Wise as vice chairman and her fellow Board members as they face several difficult decisions this school year. br>
Cook is a nurse, a parent-teacher-association (PTA) officer and 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. Cook works as a registered nurse local care coordinator. She works with primary care physicians, assisting with care coordination, education and health promotion. 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.

Source: Charles County Public Schools

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