Harlow endorsed by education association
CENTREVILLE — Sharyn Harlow, candidate for the District 4 Board of Education seat, said she is pleased to announce she has received official endorsement from the Queen Anne’s County Education Association. QACEA is the Union that represents educators of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, including teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, clerical staff, custodians and maintenance personnel. Although Harlow’s name appears alone on the ballot she is opposed by incumbent Board of Education member Tammy Harper, who is running as a write-in candidate.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement and support of QACEA in my bid for the Board of Education District 4 seat,” said Harlow, “Teachers and support staff are a vital part of our school system, and I am grateful for their trust and support in my election campaign.”
Harlow said, “Our students are our future and their success is dependent, in large part, on their teachers’ and support staff’s ability to provide them with a firstrate education. To do that, our teachers need support and resources.”
Harolow, if elected, intends to support the educators and school personnel. “It is a maxim that successful teachers breed successful students. Accordingly, I want us to do ever ything in our power to insure the success of our teachers and our students in achieving all of their goals,” she said.
Harlow said it would be her goal to work collaboratively with the QACEA members and constituents, as well as with QACPS administrators, parents, vendors, and Central Office staff.
“I will work towards
streamlining the contract negotiations process in an effort to have contracts negotiated and finalized before the next fiscal year,” said Harlow, “and I believe that doing so will ensure continuity of service, raise staff moral, and foster parental confidence that the school system is working efficiently.”
Harlow resides on New Jersey Road in Stevensville. “I have lived and worked in this community for 30 years and have been a business owner for five of those years,” said Harlow.
She added, “I raised my
children here and both are proud, successful graduates of QACPS. I am happy to be in the position to give back to a school system that has done so much for my children and yours.”
Harlow said students will soon be our government officials, our professionals, our business owners, and our organizational leaders; they will be making decisions for us in the future.
“Today,” said Harlow, “we are responsible for making the best decisions possible for them and I intend to give our students the best opportunity to become successful in their future schooling, careers, and life.
“I am Sharyn Harlow and I am pro student, pro teacher, and pro education for all.”