County School Board Swears in New Members
Annapolis' Patricia Nalley, along with two new members, became part of the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County Thursday.
Three people took their official oaths as members of the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County Thursday, including Patricia Nalley of Annapolis.
It will be Nalley's second and final five-year term on the board as an at-large member. She said it's been "a very rewarding, challenging retirement activity."
Nalley retired five years ago as principal of Davidsonville Elementary; she spent 40 years in the education system and both a teacher and administrator. She's served the last two years as board president.
When asked why she wanted a second term, another Annapolis member of the board chimed in: Solon Webb said, "Because we wanted her to."
Nalley—along with Stacy Korbelak of Odenton and student member Nicholas Lefavor of Crownsville—were sworn in Thursday afternoon at a ceremony in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk Robert P. Duckworth at the county courthouse.
"I'm really hopeful that we will be able to see employees have an increase in their salary, which we have been unable to do," said Nalley.
She also hopes to expand the number of special programs offered at county high schools, and she's excited about the start of the performing and visual arts magnet program at Annapolis High School.
All three members will take part in the board’s first meeting of the 2012-2013 school year, scheduled for July 11.