Member, State Board of Education, 2015-19 (chair, mental health committee, 2015-18); P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2015-; Innovative School Schedule Work Group, 2017; Maryland Adult Learning Advisory Council, 2017-19; Maryland High School Graduation Task Force, 2018.
Born in Madison, Tennessee, October 19, 1966. Attended Baldwin County High School, Minette, Alabama; Vanderbilt University, B.A. (psychology & anthropology), 1989; Radcliffe College and Brandeis University, joint M.A. (women's studies & psychology), 1992; Brandeis University, Ph.D. (developmental & social psychology), 1996. Developmental psychologist and disabilities advocate. Counselor, Preterm Women's Health Clinic, Boston, Massachusetts, 1992-93. Volunteer crisis counselor, Iowa Sexual Abuse Intervention Program, 1993-95. Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, 1993-96. Program developer for at-risk families, Domestic Violence Center, Iowa City, 1994-99. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, 1995-99. Educational consultant and family educator, Department of Mental Health, Durham County, North Carolina, 2000-02. Chair, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Tourette Association of America, 2006-. Board of Directors, Kennedy Krieger Institute, 2020-. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2018. Married; three children.
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