Names student member of State Board of Education

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley announced the appointments of Nancy Reynolds and Joseph A. Hau to the Harford County Board of Education; Beverly G. Kelley to the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education and student, Nina E. Marks to the State Board of Education.
“I am proud to announce the appointments of Nancy Reynolds, Joseph A.  Hau and Beverly G. Kelley,” said Governor O’Malley. “I am confident that each member has the talents, skills and leadership necessary to ensure every child in Harford and Queen Anne’s Counties receives the quality public education they deserve. Together, with their dedication, we can build on the progress we’ve made for our number one public schools and give out children better future for our children.”
The Governor continued, “I am also proud to appoint Nina E. Marks as a student member of the Board. It is critical that we value and listen to tomorrow’s leaders, and I am confident that Nina will represent the students of Maryland well in her new capacity.”

Below is background information on the four appointees: 

Harford County Board of Education Appointments
Ms. Nancy Reynolds is being appointed to the Harford County Board of Education where she has been an educator since 1977.  During her thirty four year education career, she served the students as a Reading Specialist, an Assistant Principal and Principal.  For the last three years, she has been a principal mentor and the service learning facilitator.  Ms. Reynolds was recognized as a Distinguished Principal from 2002 through 2008 and was principal of Bel Air Middle School when it was honored as both a state and national Blue Ribbon School.  She earned a Masters Degree in Reading from Towson University; the Administration and Supervision certification from Loyola College and a Bachelors Degree in English from Marietta College in Ohio. 

Mr. Joseph A. Hau is the owner, Vice President and CFO of the Chesapeake Environmental Management, Inc.  He has provided data, equipment and mentoring assistance to the Natural Resources and Agricultural Magnet Program at North Harford High School. He has more than 27 years of academic training and scientific experience in conducting complex multidisciplinary environmental investigations in all phases of land, water and natural resource management.  His firm, CEM won the 2009 Harford Award that is presented by the Harford County Office of Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce and Community College and was recognized as a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise corporations in 2006, 2008 and 2010..  He earned his Bachelors Degree in Geology from the University of Northern Iowa and his Masters Degree in Geology from Kent State University.  His children attend the Harford County Public Schools. 

Queen Anne’s County Board of Education Appointment
Ms. Beverly G. Kelley retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as Captain (O-6).  During her thirty years of service, she created and implemented budgets; commanded three Coast Guard Cutters, and coordinated multi-unit operations with multi-national units.  Her last assignment was as Acting Director, USCG International Affairs and Foreign Policy Advisor to the USCG Commandant. Ms. Kelley earned a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from the University of Miami (FL), a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a second Masters in National Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University.   Her volunteer activities include the county Board of Elections (06- 10), the PTA, a school volunteer and substitute teacher. Her family lives on Kent Island where her son attends elementary school.  Ms. Kelley will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ms. Lisa Darden. 

Student Member of the Maryland State Board of Education
Nina E. Marks (student Member) – Ms. Marks is being appointed as the student member of the Maryland State Board of Education.  Marks is a junior at Dulaney High school in Baltimore County.  She is currently the 2012 Dulaney Class Vice President and Historian; and the Maryland Association of Student Council (MASC) publication coordinator, newsletter editor, and the health and social issues coordinator. Ms. Marks is a member of the National Honor Society and a six-time winner of the Springlake Swim Team’s Sportsmanship award.  In addition to the Honor Society, she is a member of the Dulaney Key Club. She participated in the Governor’s Forum on education, speaking on STEM education, the value of recess and preparation for higher education.  Ms. Marks’ future plans include college, the Peace Corp and then pre-law graduate school. Her work experience includes the Maryland Athletic Club and the Springlake Swim Club where she has been a lifeguard. 

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