(W Post, 3/2) Voters' Guide: Virginia Charles
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Education: BS biology, Denison University; MAT, Johns Hopkins University;
Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate for grades 5-12 in biology,
chemistry, earth science,
Occupation: Former science teacher in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Elected Offices/Civic Activities: President, PTA Council of Howard County
Hammond Middle School PTA (1994); vice president, Hammond Middle and Long
School PTAs; delegate, PTAHC; member, legislative, budget, parental
involvement and bylaws
committee, PTAHC; Maryland and Federal Laboratory Advisory Committees (10
Family: Married; one child.
Why should the voters elect you?
"I care passionately about the education of children-all children. I have
spent over 13 years as a
science teacher encouraging knowledge and reason and 13 years as a
volunteer and community
activist. I have an excellent educational background, so I will not be
overwhelmed by the
'educational professional.' I am hard-working, conscientious, creative,
and I really listen courteously
to everybody before I make a decision. It does not matter how good my
ideas are-it takes two other
votes on the BOE to pass any idea. Working agreeably and inclusively with
others is one of my
What would you like voters to know about you?
"For the past 13 years, I have spent 30 to 40 hours per week volunteering
in the schools of Howard
E-Mail Address: charles4children@...