Members chosen for foundation's board

April 16, 2006

Superintendent of Schools Charles I. Ecker recently appointed 15 members to the Advisory Board for the newly created Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation.

The purpose of the foundation is to sustain and extend excellence and student achievement in the public schools. The foundation encourages community financial support for unfunded educational initiatives, works to improve volunteer opportunities, establishes and expands school-business partnerships, and assists the school system in achieving its goals.

Initial terms of service for members are one, two or three years so that the terms of about a third of the members will expire each year. Thereafter, members will hold office for a three-year term.

The advisory board will be the chief governing body for the foundation, with responsibility for its endowment, budget, expenditures and investments.

The appointed members are Orville Arnold, Orville S. Arnold Inc.; Sarah Baker, Carroll County Times; Chuck Faunce, Smart and Associates LLP; Virginia Harrison, Carroll County Human Relations Commission; Eric Isselhardt, Norbel School; Robert Long, Mile One, Heritage of Westminster; Nancy McCormick, City of Taneytown; Colleen McPherson, the Boulevard and Beyond; Melvin Mills, Mills Communications; Christian Roemer, Oklahoma Road Middle School; Dr. Philip Ruzbarsky, Airpark Primary Care; Paul Scholtz, Department of Health & Mental Hygiene; Jack Tevis, Tevis Oil Inc.; Marlene Titus, Miller Small Business Resource Center; and Jean Wasmer, Winters Mill High School PTA.

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