LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 15, 2016)—The Board of Education of Charles County unanimously reelected Virginia McGraw as chairman and Michael Lukas as vice chairman at their Jan. 12 meeting. The Board elects a chairman and vice chairman each January, and officers serve one-year terms. This is the second term for McGraw as chairman and for Lukas as vice chairman.
Prior to the vote by the Board, McGraw told the Board it had been an interesting and challenging year, but she was looking forward to continuing to work with such a diverse and talented group of individuals and for the children of Charles County Public Schools.
Lukas thanked the Board for the nomination and said he looks forward to continuing to grow together with Mrs. McGraw to support the students of Charles County.
McGraw is serving in her first term as a Board member and is a former longtime Charles County Public Schools principal. She retired from the school system in 2014 following a 25-year career as a teacher, vice principal and principal. McGraw was the 2009 Charles County Public Schools Principal of the Year, and volunteers with Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church. She has served as past president and recording secretary of Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Sorority, and is also a member of the Charles County Retired School Personnel Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary special education and her master’s degree in special education. McGraw lives in Waldorf.
Mr. Lukas is serving his second term on the Board and was first elected in 2010. He is an engineer and branch manager at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. Mr. Lukas works with the Boy Scouts and enjoys playing and coaching soccer. He has volunteered with several community organizations, including the Greater Waldorf Jaycees, Waldorf Kiwanis, Christmas in April and Relay for Life. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and has completed graduate studies in systems engineering at George Mason University and the Naval Post Graduate School. Mr. Lukas lives in La Plata with his wife and son.