Well, that did not take long…one day after Dr. Foose “retires”, Howard County Board of Education member Christine O’Conner resigns from the Board of Education. Here is more of the story from the Baltimore Sun:
Christine O’Connor said she resigned from the Howard County school board Wednesday, one day after the seven-member panel brought about the departure of Superintendent Renee Foose.
A former board chairwoman, O’Connor often sided with Foose and found herself in a voting minority after three new members were elected to the board last year. The election shifted power on the board, and soon Foose and her supporters were locked in a contentious power struggle with the new majority.
“I will no longer participate in the political nonsense, disruption and disturbances that are taking place with this board,” O’Connor said. “My focus has always been on the children; there’s is on politics.”
A career teacher, she was elected to the board in 2014 and had one year remaining in her term. She said County Executive Allan Kittleman will appoint someone to finish her term.
You can read the full story from the Baltimore Sun here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/k-12/bs-md-board-member-resigns-20170503-story.html
I would like to say I surprised by her departure…but I am not. Now we just have to wait and see who the County Executive will appoint to serve out the last 18 months of this term. If they are looking for recommendations, I have a few names that may want to consider. Feel free to reach out anytime and I will be happy to help out.