Board Chair, Seawall Development Company

Education and economic development are synonymous. Maryland’s schools must have students graduating fully prepared for work or post-secondary education. This translates into having great principals who are empowered to be leaders and implementers, teachers who are committed to engaging their students with curricula that provide them the knowledge base and skills to be successful, partners who can provide necessary add-on services to students, and national school operators who have a track record of developing high-performing students. Baltimore and the State of Maryland have high-quality schools, yet we have a long way to go in guaranteeing that all our students have schools that provide them the opportunity to be successful. I am interested in helping to lead a movement like MarylandCAN because MarylandCAN is developing strategies at the systemic level that have the greatest potential to ensure all Maryland students will have the opportunity to be successful and contribute meaningfully to our society and economy.