Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Carolyn J.B. Howard
MSA SC 3520-12243


Born in DeLand, Florida.  Attended Florida A & M University, B.S., home economics and education; Bowie State College, M.Ed.  Married; three children.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 24 (D), Prince George's County, 1988-90, 1991-.  Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1993-; Education Subcommittee, 1994; Chair, Housing & Social Issues Subcommittee, 1995-96; Chair, Transportation Subcommittee, 1997-; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Budget and Audit Committee), 1993-. Member, Constitutional and
Administrative Law Committee, 1991-92; Joint Legislative Work Group on Community College Financing, 1994-95. House Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Payment Schedule of Property
Taxes, 1995. Deputy Majority Whip, 1995-99. Member, Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Special Committee on School Enrollment
Management, 1996-97; Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997; Speaker's Advisory Committee on Legislative Redistricting, 2001-02; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State
Treasurer, 2002, 2003. Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2003- (member, county affairs committee). Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus (chair, 1998-2000; member,
redistricting committee, 2000-). 1st Vice-President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2002- (2nd vice-chair, 1996-97; treasurer, 2000-01; 2nd vice-president, 2002-). Member, National
Conference of State Legislatures (job training & education committee). Director, District 3, National Black Caucus of State Legislators (special assistant to President).

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Director, Department of Grant Funds, Prince George's County Public Schools, 2000-; Supervisor, Title 1 Program, Prince George's County Public Schools, 1988-2000. [Title 1 Program is designed to improve teaching of and learning by children in "high poverty" schools.] Principal, Prince George's County Public Schools, 1981-88. Member, Professional Standards and Teacher Education Advisory Board, State Board of Education, 1986-87; Local Health Services Funding Review Committee, 1993; Maryland Comprehensive Transit Plan Transit Advisory Panel, 1998-99; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-2002; Transit Policy Panel, 2000; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-. Member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 1982-88. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1984, 1992, 2000. Member, National and Maryland State Associations of Elementary School Principals; Association of School-Based Administrators; National Education Association; Maryland State Teachers Association; Delta Sigma Sorority. Life member, National Council of Negro Women. Life member, Business and Professional Women's Club. Treasurer, National Alumni Association, Florida A & M University, 1986- (president, local chapter, 1988-93). Distinguished Alumna, National Association for Equal Opportunity, 1983, 1988. Outstanding Service in Politics, Prince George's County Educators Association, 1983. Outstanding Service in Local Community, Outstanding Service, Northeast Region, Alumni Association, Florida A & M University,
1985-87. Counselors Advocate Award, Maryland Association for Counseling and Development, 1988. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2003.

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