I would like to take this time to mention a few things about Lois Jarman. I’ll never forget my first day of freshman year, walking into Jarman’s class and being bombarded by nothing but the French language. I can honestly say I’ve never been so scared in my life. She was speaking so quickly, and everything she said was in French, and I began to think to myself, “What am I getting myself into?” Throughout the years, she made learning incredible. Her key saying was “Repetition, repetition, repetition,” and I can say that I had never learned so much in one semester than I did when I was in her class.

She was a blast outside of class, between the French club meetings (I was the president), all the way to the annual bus trip we took to New York. She made learning fun, and I use her study techniques to this day while studying to be a physical therapist at Salisbury University. The summer of 2013, I was one of the lucky students who traveled with her to Europe, and that was by far the greatest experience I have ever had. To be able to experience the foreign culture, see the cliche tourist sights and to see the beaches of Normandy, nothing has been more memorable.

Now enough about the memories, I feel Lois would be the ideal fit for the new position on the Board of Education, due to her passion for teaching, dedication, and the changes she plans on making. Graduating in 2014, I began to see the implementation of Common Core and how it was changing everything I knew about school. Jarman feels very strongly about this subject and wants to make a change. She is a hard worker, very dedicated in helping those in need understand, and has the patience of a saint. She can have fun when it’s necessary, but can be as serious as can be when needed. Growing up in Frederick County, and going to county schools my entire life, I know the troubles and problems Frederick County Public Schools has, and I know with every ounce of my being that Lois Jarman would change those problems and faults, and would make every student in Frederick County happy to go to school.

Brian Morgan


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Brian, you make a good case for Jarman.


As a parent I do not see that common core has done anything, other than setting some minimum standards, most, if not all, of which were already covered in FCPS. At least for the FCPS school board, that is a non-issue.

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