Board Member Graduates from Leadership Program

Walter B. Palmer, III, Caroline County Board of Education member, recently graduated from the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Leadership I Program. Components of the program include critiquing a Maryland State Board of Education meeting, observing a school board meeting in another district, leadership in MABE committees and activities, and attending courses on topics such as communication, policy development, school system budgets, facilitating meetings, legislative skills, and school governance.

In praising graduates of the professional development programs, MABE Executive Director Frances Hughes Glendening said, "Excellence in the classroom begins with excellence in the boardroom. Professional development is an important part of board service, expanding the member's knowledge of educational issues and deepening their understanding of the art and science of leadership."

Palmer was recognized for his achievement at the 2014 Maryland Association of Boards of Education Annual Conference business meeting on October 1, 2014. Palmer was given the recognition by MABE past president Katie Groth.