Cathy Allen
St. Mary's County Board of Education
St. Mary's County Board of Education Member

Accomplishments

-Veteran of two successful Superintendent appointments.

-Approved programs (APEX, Fairlead
) that led to all time high graduation rate of 94.26%.

-Presenter at state and national school board conferences.

-Advocated for implementation and funding for a comprehensive STEM program in the county.

-Served on numerous state-wide committees including Early Childhood Education Work Group; Quality Teacher Work Group; and Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Task Force, among others.

-Testified before the House Congressional Committee on Education and Labor on a local perspective regarding Common Core Standards and STEM education at the request of the National School Boards Association.

-Advocated for increased transparency of our school system resulting in implementation of Board Docs, allowing anyone to review materials for school board meetings online; Home Access Center, allowing parents and students online access to review grades, assignments and attendance; and an updated school system website (www.smcps.org).

By Authority Cathy Allen, Candidate
Bradford J. Allen, Treasurer
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