Har­low en­dorsed by ed­u­ca­tion as­so­ci­a­tion

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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.”

SHARYN HAR­LOW.

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