I support Lois Jarman for the Board of Education.

As a resident of Frederick County for the past 43 years, a secondary teacher in our school system for 36 years, and as a parent of two who were educated in our school system, I have been impressed by the programs and practices to promote excellence.

We have had many well intended, educated citizens who have stepped up to the responsibility of working for the success of our student population.

We have a great school system which is progressive, proactive, creative, and anticipatory when it comes to providing programs to best prepare all our students to succeed in our “new” Global Society.

Lois Jarman, has been a member of our Board of Education for a term and has served our educational community of students and school staff with a sincere interest in providing the best programs for our entire community.

Our students and school staff will need the energy, experience, knowledge , support and leadership of our Board of Education more than ever as we continue to create a positive learning environment in the face of the challenges of the altered world which now exists for all of us.

Lois Jarman brings to the table the knowledge, skills and experiences we need to continue the great progress our school system has been making.

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The League of Womens Voters Guide helped me decide.



Thanks threecents, just what I needed.


Will support both Johnsons and Gallagher for the board of education - this other candidate that is mentioned in the letter... she is strongly supported by the establishment... we need less establishment and more focus on improving our education system for what we are already spending in this county not to mention the state for that matter.


Sorry, she does not have the character or integrity to be on the Boaed of Education.



Please elaborate. I know nothing about the BoE candidates and I have my ballot sitting right here, ready to mail.

Who are you voting for, and why?



Hey mrnatural, yes, the hypocritical texting leading to a crash that required a medevac to shock trauma for an innocent victim is what I was referring to. Then she decided to "lawyer up" at the BoE meeting instead of admitting her hypocrisy and apologizing. FCPS touted the "Character Counts" program for as long as I can remember, and my kids live it daily. The pillars are: Trustworthiness (her hypocrisy fails here), Respect (didn't respect others on the road), Responsibility (failed to own up to what she did, despite ample opportunity), Fairness (this involves following the rules. Fail), Caring (no, she was to self-important to care about others on the road), and Citizenship (again, fails to obey laws and rules). She tanked her own campaign. https://charactercounts.org/program-overview/six-pillars/

As for the other candidates, Andrea Artman looks like a viable candidate. As an engineeer, she looks at all the variables to she what she has, what limitations she may have or need to overcome, and makes things work. That is great out of the box thinking that could serve the board well.

Sue Johnson, after having lived abroad for many years, may offer a more European view of the educational process. Is that better? Dunno. She, as a FCC professor, sees some of the deficiencies that some of the students bring after leaving HS, and may pinpoint snf help remediate those deficiencies. Having worked with the State Legislature, he was able to champion legislation that passed. That could bode well as a liaison to the State BoE or legislature.

Despite my original apprehensions on Rae Gallagher (being the last-place vote-getter in the last election), she has proven that she can do the job,

So, there are my three.



Those sound like 3 solid choices.

Any thoughts on "Mr. J" -- Jason Johnson?


I like him to. He left for salary reasons, but didn't do a lateral. He moved up to JHU, so a better job, therefore more money? Is that a fair comparison? I left him a note under his article. I really think he's a good candidate. It was a toss up between him and Ms. Gallagher. Ask me on a different day, and I might have said him. Hell, my ballot is still here in my office, so I might go with him.


I know you are asking Gab, but I am voting for Sue Johnson as she supports CTC funding and that is one program in the schools I support. Also, She is the only one that replied to a questionnaire from The Tentacle.

I will be voting for Artiman due to the write up here in the FNP, she is not a teacher and I think diversity is good on the board. I also don't want teachers and ex teachers governing themselves.

I am still searching for my 3rd, but 6 of the 7 are going through. I just hope Jarman isn't one of them. They should do more coverage of a group that controls as much money as our county counsel



It looks like you and gabriel are in agreement. I will give both Artman and Sue Johnson serious consideration.

I also like Jason Johnson.


I have heard good things about Mr. J. I wish I knew more. I wish this group got more coverage. I will continue my research and he is on the short list just due to some his backing. I am not voting bass or Jarman, so that really narrows the field. down to him or Dean Rose who I have heard nothing about so it's looking good for Mr J on my end.


Well, there is Gallagher but she was rejected by the voters once. Opps over looked Gallagher. Throwing Dean out, either Gallagher or J


She also offers students helicopter rides, right to shock trauma because she is soooo important she can't wait until she gets to a safe spot to send/receive texts.


rbtdt5 ,

Oh, OK, it's coming back to me now...

I remember the crash, I had forgotten the name.

Yeah, that's one for the "con" column...

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