Annapolis Education Commission

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Name Appointed Reappointed Expires
Enid Collison-Lee, Ward 3
10/22/12 2/25/19 6/30/22
Sheila Finlayson. Alderperson
Jeffrey Macris, Ward 2 10/22/13 1/28/19 6/30/22
Janet Norman, Ward 7 10/22/12 2/25/19 6/30/22
Jessica Pachler, Ward 8 12/10/12 2/25/19 6/30/22
Vacant, Ward 6 10/22/12 7/13/15 6/30/18
Kayla Simone Golder, Ward 4 4/29/19   6/30/22
Laura Graham Booth, Vice Chair  2/25/19   6/30/22
Lillie Odessa Ellis, at large 2/25/19   6/30/22
Kenneth Starkes, at large 2/25/2019   6/30/22
Brianna Becker, Ward 1 6/19/2017 9/29/2020 6/30/23
India Ochs, Chair, Ward 5 2/22/21   6/30/24
Grace Mathews, at large 2/22/21   6/30/24


The purpose of the Education Commission shall be to make recommendations to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education and the Superintendent and to the State Boards of Education concerning the Annapolis School feeder system, serve as the primary liaison between City and the County Board of Education and elected officials, and work with other governmental, private, and non-governmental organizations to obtain educational opportunities, resources and facilities for the citizens of Annapolis.


The Commission shall consist of at least one Alderman or Alderwoman from the City Council and one resident from each of the eight Wards of the City and an additional four at-large members who reside in the Annapolis cluster schools as defined by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and possess a demonstrated interest or expertise in education. Such residents and at-large members shall include public and private educators at any level of education, active members of parent/student/teacher organizations, student advocates, and active members of organized groups demonstrating a strong interest in education. Additional volunteer (non-sworn) members shall be encouraged to attend and participate in the Commission’s meetings. All members, Aldermen and Alderwomen, and residents, of the Education Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The chair shall be appointed by the Mayor.  

City Code

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