School board to interview candidates for seat tomorrow

May 06, 2007

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster, to interview 22 candidates for a board seat left vacant by the resignation of Thomas G. Hiltz.

The candidates are: Diana L. Bennett, Valerie Murphy Hickey, Maureen Norton, Xiomara Pierre, Finksburg; John Carr, Linwood; Michele Kraus Carroll, Debra L. Cromwell, Marriottsville; Stephanie Dahlquist, Tom Rhoads, Manchester; Barbara A. Gunther, David H. Roush, Timothy Schlauch, Jeff Sheehan, Debra J. Tervala, Westminster; Virginia Harrison, Michele Hughes, Sykesville; Lee Ann Leshko-Lindsay, Mount Airy; George E. Maloney, New Windsor; Jeffrey L. Morse, Taneytown; George Potter, Union Bridge; Stanley Prouser, Eldersburg; C. Scott Stone, Hampstead.

The public will be able to offer suggestions on what qualifications they think candidates should have.

Interviews will begin about 1:45 p.m. Candidates will be asked questions and have two minutes to present closing comments.

Questions candidates will be asked are:

What do you think are the most pertinent issues facing Carroll County students and the school system?

Why are you choosing to seek appointment to the school board?

What are your priorities for capital and operating budgets for Carroll County Public Schools? Following the interviews, the board will hold public deliberations to make a recommendation of three candidates for the governor's consideration. Interviews will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 21. Interview questions are available on the schools' Web site,

Information: 410-751-3020.

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