Governor, mayor announce new city school board members

President of current board returns

education experts among new members

August 05, 2010|By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Thursday that current Baltimore City school board president Neil Duke will serve a second term and will be joined by two new appointees who have experience in the Baltimore City school system.

Duke has served as president on the Board of School Commissioners since February 2007. He is an attorney with the law firm of Ober Kaler P.C. of Baltimore and an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Shanaysha Furlow Sauls, co-founder of the Patterson Park Public Charter School in Baltimore, who also has seven years of teaching experience, will serve as a parent representative. She has three children in the city school system, according to a news release from the governor's office.

Sauls is also an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs at American University and research project lead and board member of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance.

Tina Marie Hike-Hubbard, the director of education at Enterprise Community Partners in Baltimore, has also been appointed to the board.

Hubbard has served as school director and faculty director at Teach for America Summer Institute and has also taught in West Baltimore middle schools.

The new members will replace school commissioners George VanHook and James W. Campbell, who have reached their term limits.

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