The following were nominated for the new Baltimore School Board:
Edward J. Brody, 62, owner of a truck leasing and maintenance business, chairs the Union Memorial Hospital board. Brody believes improving city schools is an integral part of the city's revitalization. He lives in Guilford.
Bonnie S. Copeland, 47, is a former Anne Arundel County schools administrator, a former Baltimore County schools associate superintendent and a former deputy superintendent for the Maryland Department of Education. Copeland works for the Greater Baltimore Committee. She lives in Federal Hill.
Colene Y. Daniel, 42, vice president for corporate and community services at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is a former teacher. Daniel says the new board should focus on improving service to students and lowering the cost of running the district. She has two nieces who live with her in East Homeland and attend Roland Park Elementary-Middle.
Carserlo Doyle, 54, vice president of electric interconnection and transmission at Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., lives in Old Town and says he is fascinated by the chance to take a hard look at what works and what doesn't in city schools, and to try to make improvements.
Robert C. Embry Jr., 59, is president of the Abell Foundation, which has devoted hundreds of thousands of dollars to education projects benefiting children, including 30 current projects in city schools. He is a former president of both the city and state school boards, and serves on the board of the city's empowerment zone. He lives in Poplar Hill, and three of his children attend Roland Park Elementary-Middle.
Wanda K. Grimes, 39, is a Cherry Hill resident and an employment services counselor at the Baltimore City Office of Child Support Enforcement. Grimes is a longtime community and school activist who believes her background would bring a unique perspective to the board. She has three children in Baltimore schools.
Timothy Hearn, 37, is a commercial real estate broker who lives in Federal Hill. His 7-year-old son has been diagnosed with autism and celiac disease along with other problems, and is part of an inclusion program at Federal Hill Elementary. Hearn says he would make a priority of improving communication between district officials and parents of students with special needs.
Claudietta Johnson, 47, who lives in the Harlem Park area, could not be reached for interviews.
J. Gary Lee, 57, is a Republican activist and real estate development consultant who has been active in an effort to restore Baltimore Polytechnic Institute to its former glory. As an alumnus and former president of the school's foundation, Lee says he wants to share its effectiveness with other city schools. He lives in Poplar Hill.
Charles L. Maker, 53, a retired United Parcel Service administrator, is vice president of the current school board and has served on the board for two years. The father of five children who attended Baltimore public schools, Maker believes the new board must work to stay focused on student achievement. He lives in Forest Park.
Jean Tucker Mann, 60, is a former Baltimore schoolteacher and social worker who is an assistant professor in the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She would push for an increase in teacher training programs if she were chosen for the board. She lives in Guilford.
Marilyn D. Maultsby, 43, a Fidelity Health Systems Corp. executive, has served in the top volunteer ranks of nonprofits helping city children and families. She is vice president of Associated Black Charities and a board member at the Fund for Educational Excellence, and a past president of the boards of the House of Ruth and the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. She lives in Perring-Loch.
Arnita Hicks McArthur, 51, has been school board president since October and a member since 1989. A community college professor of English and Spanish, she believes Baltimore should spend more on training for principals and expand mentoring programs. She lives in Fairmont.
Patricia L. Morris, 56, dean of education and urban affairs at Morgan State University, spent 23 years teaching in city schools and earned a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. City children need to be inspired and supported to achieve, says the Sandtown-Winchester resident.
Michele Noel, 45, is a personnel policy specialist with the Social Security Administration. She has two children in city public schools and lives in Roland Park.
Dorothy G. Siegel, 68, of Cross Keys is a founder and director of the Campus Violence Prevention Center at Towson State University, where she is vice president emeritus of student services. She began her career as a child psychologist in city schools and the juvenile court. On the board, her focus would be on children's development rather than management reform.