Mary Wheeler seeks full term on school bd.
EASTON — Mary Wheeler is seeking re-election to the Talbot County Board of Education, representing District 6.
Wheeler was appointed to the board in May 2017 by Gov. Larry Hogan.
“I have learned a lot during the last year and a half on the board and want to continue working on the issues to improve the quality of education for our children,” she said.
Wheeler recently received the endorsement from the Talbot County Education Association, allowing her to put “Teacher Recommended” on her campaign signs.
At the Sept. 19 school board meeting, Wheeler was elected vice president.
“I am very excited to have their vote of confidence,” she said.
“There is a lot to learn when you first come to the board,” she said. “I believe my experience makes me the best candidate for the position.”
“I am also very passionate about making the public school system a safe and equitable place for our children to get an education.”
Wheeler recently said there are three main issues facing constituents: “safety and security, finding and retaining quality staff and teachers, and funding issues at the state level.”
“A lot of our issues can be improved by working with officials at the state and county level,” she said. “We improved communication in these areas, but we need to continue to work on this every day.”
Before Wheeler was appointed to the board, she was heavily involved in Talbot County, serving on the board of the Chamber of Commerce and acting as treasurer.
She also is a former Business Woman of the Year and a member of the Easton Rotary, where she helped with the Flags For Heroes project.
Wheeler served three terms on the board of the Waterfowl Festival and also on the board of Talbot Family Network.
She currently lives in Easton with her husband, Wayne. They have three children and five grandchildren. Their daughter Karie Nepert teaches in the public school system in Caroline County, and their youngest grandchild just started kindergarten at St. Michaels Elementary School.