Sandra H. French
Occupation: Retired Educator
Education: A.B. Mulhenberg College, English major with Education and Spanish minors
Postgraduate work at Loyola College, 30 credits in English and Education
Master's Equivalent Certificate: Maryland State Department of Education
Previous elected office/community involvement:
Governor's Appointee, Commission on Special Education, Access and Equity
Four terms on Board of Education, Chairman four times
Howard County Arts Council, Howie and Scholarship committees
Mentor, High School Gifted and Talented Intern/Mentor Program
President, Maryland Association of Boards of Education
Leadership Howard County, Child Advocate Award 2008
Delegation Leader, People to People Student Ambassador Program
President, PTA Council of Howard County
Goals as a Board of Education Member: Remain Maryland's premier school system and become a world-class system.
Support Vision 2018, Fulfilling the Promise of Preparation, and provide the resources necessary for each and every student to graduate both college and high-wage career ready.
Provide superior staff development and morale-lifting compensation for employees, adding fifteen minutes in the elementary student's day to allow for both teacher planning time and student enrichment in the arts.
Increase instrumental opportunities for lower achieving students.
Adopt a humane schedule of school start times for all levels.