After a months-long delay, Gov. Wes Moore has appointed three new members to the Board of Educa�on of Bal�more County on April 14. Tiara Booker-Dwyer, Tiffany Frempong and Emory Young have been sworn in and join other school board members to address important matters of Baltimore County Public Schools such as school boundary changes, construction and the hiring of a new superintendent.
Earlier this year, the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission sent four recommendations to the Governor for consideration. Moore accepted the names of three of the nominees and declined to appoint the commission’s fourth recommendation. One seat remains vacant on the 12-member board.
Joining the board as at-large members are:
|Randallstown resident Booker-Dwyer, a senior policy associate. She previously served as an assistant state superintendent for the Maryland State Department of Education and as program director for the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education.
|Frempong, a Parkville resident who chairs the Northeast Area Education Advisory Council, a school board-appointed position charged with advising the board on issues that affect students, families, communities and schools.
|Young, a former president of the PTA Council who is serving his second stint on the school board. Young was appointed by former governor Larry Hogan in 2017 to fill the seat vacated by Marisol Johnson, the District 2 representative. The Reisterstown resident works as an engineer with Verizon Communications.
The hybrid board is made up of seven elected members who represent each of the councilmanic districts, one student member and the four appointed members.
According to the nomination process, the commission presents at least two names for each at-large seat to the Governor. Moore was to either select from the nominations or make his own choices within 30 days of taking office. Moore reported in January that he would delay his decision until after the state budget process and legislative session. Because of recently passed legislation, the appointed board members will serve until 2028.
The four-year terms of the appointees from the previous administration, Erin Hager, Russell Kuehn, Moalie Jose and John Offerman, ended in December but they agreed to remain in their posts until the new members joined.