Laura L. Anastasio, Esq., Connecticut, Chair (chosen in Oct., 1-year term), 2023

Cherise Imai, Executive Director

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[photo, State Department of Education, 200 Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland] MARYLAND STATE COUNCIL ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN
Mary L. Gable, Chair (chosen by Council)

Appointed by Governor to 2-year terms: Sarah E. Bonise, School Liaison Officer, Fort Meade. Term expires 2012.

Flavia R. Bateau Walton, Ph.D. Term expires 2016.

Teresa D. Dantzler, Ombudsman, Department of Education; Ryan Voegtlain, Resource School Counselor, Anne Arundel County Schools; Cheryl L. Dyson, Ed.D., Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools; Col. Michael A. Sapp, Commander, Fort George G. Meade.

Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Appointed by Senate President: one vacancy

Appointed by House Speaker: Anne R. Kaiser

Ex officio: Mohammed Choudhury, State Superintendent of Schools; Mary L. Gable, Compact Commissioner; Jonathan Turner, Student Services & School Counseling.

School Liaison Officers: Tanisha Andrus, U.S. Navy, Bethesda; Sarah Bonise, Fort Meade; Michelle Boone, U.S. Navy, Annapolis; Lolita Gunther, Charles County; Annette McLamb (Acting), Joint Base Andrews; Dawn Simpson, Patuxent River Naval Air Station; Christina Thompson, Fort Detrick; Stacie Umbarger, Aberdeen Proving Ground.

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Plan & recommendations to Governor due Jan. 12, 2011.

Biannual Plan updates to Governor.

Effective July 2009, Maryland joined the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Chapter 502, Acts of 2009). To coordinate statewide participation and compliance with Commission activities, Maryland created a State Council in April 2010 (Executive Order 01.01.2010.09).

The Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children develops and updates a plan and recommendations that address issues confronting children of military families as they move from school to school. Such issues concern the transfer of records; sequence of courses; graduation requirements; extracurricular activities; starting age for kindergarten and first grade; immunization requirements; and power of custodial parents when parents are deployed.

Those members appointed by the Governor and three members who serve ex officio constitute the Council.

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