CAROLYN JACKSON MEARS ELMORE
Republican, District 38A, Somerset & Wicomico Counties
Member of House of Delegates, July 19, 2010 to January 12, 2011. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2010-11 (election law subcommittee, 2010-11). Chair, Somerset County Delegation, 2010. Member, Eastern Shore Delegation, 2010.
Member, Local Advisory Council, Wor-Wic Community College, 2004-07; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2010-11; Wicomico County Board of Education, 2011-.
Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, April 24, 1943. Univsersity of Richmond, B.A. (english) 1965; Salisbury State College, M.Ed. (education), 1981; Wilmington College, Ed.D. (innovation & leadership in education), 2002. English teacher, Wicomico Junior High School, 1973-75; Wicomico High School, 1975-89. Vice-Principal, Parkside High School, 1989-92. Supervisor of English, Foreign Language, and ESOL, 1992-98, and of Curriculum, Staff Development, and ESOL, 1998-2000, Wicomico County Public Schools. Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, Wicomico County Public Schools, 2000-05. Member, Phi Delta Kappa, 1980-2005; Maryland Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1985-2006; Eastern Shore Reading Council, 1986-2005. President, Association of Public School Administrators and Supervisors, 1996-97 (vice-president, 1995-96). Member, Advisory Committee, Eastern Shore Institute for the Advancement of Thinking, Salisbury University, 1999-2005. Steering Committee, Academy for Leadership in Education, Salisbury University, 1999-2005. Member, National Council of Staff Development, 1999-2006; Maryland Council of Staff Development, 1999-2006. Board of Directors, Wellness Community of Delmarva, 2004-. Maryland State Team, American Council on Education and Lumina Foundation for Education, 2005. Board of Directors, Salisbury University Foundation, 2010-. Member, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2010-; Wicomico Rotary Club (chair, rotary foundation committee, 2005-06). Wicomico County High School Teacher of the Year, 1986. "Maryland's Most Beautiful" Educator, for judging student literacy writing contest, from Governor William Donald Schaefer, 1992, 1993. Leadership Award, Salisbury University, 2005. Member, Bethesda United Methodist Church. Widow; three children, six grandchildren.
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