Baltimore County Selects New Chair And Vice Chair For Board Of Education

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Credit: Baltimore County Public Schools

BALTIMORE COUNTY - The Board of Education of Baltimore County has selected its chair and vice chair for the coming term.

At their first meeting as new members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County on December 6, Jane Lichter was selected to serve as Board chair, and Robin Harvey was chosen as vice chair. Both officers will serve a one-year term.

Lichter represents Baltimore County district two, covering the Pikesville area. She is a retired Baltimore County Public Schools educator and administrator.

Lichter began her 37-year career as a special educator at Essex, Sparks, and Millbrook elementary schools. She also served as a language arts resource teacher, curriculum and instruction coordinator, and principal of Lansdowne Elementary School. During her last eight years in BCPS, Lichter supported and supervised principals as an executive director, finally retiring in June 2021.

She obtained a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University and a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Maryland College Park.

Lichter won her seat convincingly, garnering an impressive 62% of the vote to beat her opponent, Rebecca Chesner.

Harvey represents District 1, covering the Windsor Mill area. She currently serves as executive director for the Maryland Department of Human Services Office of Licensing and Monitoring. Harvey is also a licensed social worker who has served in public child welfare for over 20 years. She began her professional career as a guidance counselor for Boston Public Schools. She also serves as the District 1 Commissioner for the Baltimore County Commission for Women.

Harvey obtained a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary.

Harvey won her election with one of the widest margins in the county, with over 70% of the vote going to her. She triumphed over Cory Koons from Arbutus.

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