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Educators Elect Carroll County Teacher to Serve on State Board of Education

CONTACT:  Samantha Foley, 410-767-0482


BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) this week announced that Rachel McCusker, an elementary school music teacher from Carroll County Public Schools, has been elected by her peers to fill the newly-created teacher member position on the State Board of Education (SBOE). The election was required by state legislation passed last spring (Senate Bill 529/House Bill 87) which increased the SBOE membership from 12 to 14 members, to include a teacher and a parent.

More than 8,200 votes were cast during polling between November 10th and November 22nd, representing over 9 percent of eligible voters, which consisted of teachers who hold an active Maryland teaching certificate.

Ms. McCusker’s name has been forwarded to the Governor for the next steps in the appointment process. The term of the appointment will be two years and six months.

Ms. McCusker is employed at Linton Springs Elementary School in Sykesville, Maryland. She earned her BS in Music Education from Towson University and her MS in School Administration from McDaniel College.

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MSDE Release- Carroll Co. Teacher Elected to State Board of Education