Former Board Member Shirley Brandman Honored for Service by State Group

July 29, 2015

Shirley Brandman, who served on the Montgomery County Board of Education for eight years, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished School Board Service Award from the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE).

The award is presented to a board member who has made outstanding contributions to public education through school board service in Maryland. Ms. Brandman served two terms on the Montgomery County Board of Education, from 2006 through 2014, serving as Board president twice and vice president three times. Ms. Brandman, who chose not to seek a third term, also represented the Montgomery County Board of Education on several countywide committees, including the Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee and the Latino Youth Collaborative Oversight Work Group.

Ms. Brandman also was an active member of MABE, serving on its board of directors and holding the offices of secretary and treasurer.

“Shirley Brandman was a consummate Board of Education member—she was thoughtful, prepared, and always kept the needs of our students first and foremost in every decision she made,” said Patricia O’Neill, Board president. “She is a tireless advocate for our students and for public education, and I can think of no one more deserving of this award.”

Ms. Brandman will be honored during MABE’s annual conference in October.

Read the MABE Release

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