Lois Jarman is the perfect candidate for the Board of Education, and let me tell you why. I am a former student of Jarman’s Catoctin High School French class of three years and I was also a student aid for Jarman. She is one of the few teachers who genuinely cares about all of her students, and our class respected her not only as a teacher, but also as a person.
She made learning the French language and culture fun and exciting with culture days, French food, and interactive class activities; needless to say I never dreaded attending her class! She would share inspiring stories of her world travels and taught us very valuable life lessons. She has inspired me to continue my journey to higher education after sharing experiences of her multiple degrees.
One of the many things that I will always remember and admire about Jarman is her empathy for other people globally. After the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in France, she solemnly explained to us what was going on in the world at that time and wanted to show our support for France during the rough time they were going through. As a class, we decided to make a sign to hang up at our school that said, “Nous sommes Charlie” which means, “We are all Charlie.”
We took it a step further by raising money to plant an oak tree and have a plaque be set up at The Frederick News-Post Office in remembrance of those who died expressing freedom of speech. Her ability to think globally and act locally are admirable assets that will serve the Board of Education well. She has my vote!