Education Action Team

The Education Action Team aims to inform the community about threats to public education from the current administration and to identify action steps that promote respect, fairness, opportunity, and funding for all students.

Meet our 2020 Howard County Board of Education Candidates

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Matthew Molyett – District 1

http://elect.molyett.com/

1. How long have you lived in Howard County? Which voting district would you represent?

I have lived in Howard County since 2015. I live in voting district 1, where I would be elected by. I would be elected by district 1 to represent the whole county and whole school district.

2. What is your experience with and interest in public schools? 

I am a graduate from public schools in northwest Ohio. My entire adult life was shaped by how the public school prepared me for success by aggressively meeting my personalized educational needs. That is the kind of focus and preparation I expect the school system to be able to deliver to all the students of Howard County.

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Antonia Watts – District 2

https://antoniawatts.com/

1. How long have you lived in Howard County? Which voting district would you represent?
I have lived in Howard County since 2014. I would proudly represent District 2.

2. What is your experience with and interest in public schools?

I believe that a high quality, free public education is the gatekeeper to the future success of our children. Therefore, it is critical that all students have access to a great education. My strong belief in the value of education was the catalyst for my career change from engineering to education.

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Jolene Mosley – District 3

1. How long have you lived in Howard County? Which voting district would you represent?

I have lived in Howard County for my entire adult life, close to 25 years now with a one gap year when I lived in AA county. My husband, four children and I live in District 3 and due to the crossover of school districts and county council districts, my children attend both District 3 and District 2 public schools. I am running for the Board of Education in District 3.

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Jen Mallo – District 4

votejenmallo.com

  1. How long have you lived in Howard County? 30 years (nearly all of my adult life)   Which voting district would you represent? 4
  2. What is your experience with and interest in public schools?

I have been on the Board of Education (BOE) for 16 months and serve as the Policy Committee Chair for the BOE.  I serve as the BOE’s representative to the Legal Services Administration of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education.

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Cindy Vaillancourt – District 5

  1. How long have you lived in Howard County? Which voting district would you represent?

I have lived in HoCo since 2000, so 20 years.  I would be elected from D5, but would be representing all students, families, and citizens of HoCo.

  1. What is your experience with and interest in public schools?

My two children attended HCPSS schools, one k-12, and one 5-8.  I served on the Board of Education from 2010-2018.  I have been an advocate for special education in addition to the more comprehensive advocacy and work on the Board of Education.   I am a passionate advocate for public education.

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