As a member of the Wicomico County Board of Education my commitment to serving our community has been an incredibly rewarding journey over the past year. Reflecting on this period, I wanted to provide insight into how I dedicated my time to various responsibilities and engagements. The accompanying pie chart illustrates a breakdown of the hours invested in different areas:
Board Meetings: 124 hours (13%) - These meetings served as crucial platforms for decision-making, policy formulation, and collaborative discussions with fellow board members to enhance our educational system.
Policy Writing & Research: 210 hours (22%) - A substantial portion of my time was dedicated to research and the development of policies aimed at fostering a conducive learning environment for our students and educators.
Communications: 375 hours (40%) - Effective communication forms the backbone of my role, involving correspondence with stakeholders, responding to inquiries, and staying connected with the community's needs.
School Events: 70 hours (7%) - Attending and participating in school-related events allowed me to engage directly with students, teachers, and parents, understanding the pulse of our educational institutions.
Committee Meetings: 30 hours (3%) - Collaborating within committees to address specific educational aspects and challenges was pivotal in driving constructive changes within our educational framework.
Trainings / Conferences: 40 hours (4%) - Continuous learning and professional development through attending the Maryland Association of Boards of Education conference and specialized training sessions helped in staying updated with evolving educational practices.
Community Outreach: 27 hours (3%) - Engaging with the community beyond school boundaries, fostering partnerships, and understanding diverse perspectives for holistic educational growth.
Throughout the year, I also allocated time to other essential facets such as athletic events, staff and leadership meetings, student interactions, and one-on-one sessions with the superintendent, and faith-based partnerships. Each segment represents a commitment to ensuring an inclusive and enriching educational experience for every individual within our county.
This breakdown is a testament to the diverse and multifaceted nature of serving on the board of education. I remain committed to advancing educational initiatives, fostering community engagement, and continuously striving for the betterment of our educational landscape in the coming years. Thank you for entrusting me with this responsibility—it's an honor to serve our community.