This morning Dr. Lois Jarman took the oath of office for the Board of Education of Frederick County. Clerk of the Court Sandra K. Dalton administered the oath in the Board Room at the Frederick County Public Schools headquarters.
Dr. Jarman will fill the remainder of former BOE member Dr. Kenneth P. Kerr’s term, which ends in December 2020. After Dr. Kerr’s recent election to the Maryland House of Delegates for District 3B, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner selected Dr. Jarman as his replacement on the BOE, and the Frederick County Council voted to approve the appointment yesterday.
Immediately after being sworn in, Dr. Jarman joined other Board members in today’s budget work session. Also serving on the Board are President Brad W. Young, Vice President Joy Schaefer, and members Liz Barrett, Michael Bunitsky, Jay Mason and Karen Yoho. Paige Tolbard serves as student member.
Dr. Jarman directs the Shepherd University Office of International Affairs. Having taught French, Latin, and Spanish, she retired from FCPS in 2016 after teaching for 17 years. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Frederick Community College and Hood College.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Goucher College, master’s degree from Hood College and doctoral degree in second language acquisition from Shenandoah University. From 1997-2004, Dr. Jarman served on the FCPS Family Life Advisory Committee. She has participated in FCPS curriculum-writing workshops and has led staff-development trainings. She also served in Parent Teacher Organization positions as president and secretary in Brunswick-area schools, earning the governor’s recognition for logging more than 1,000 volunteer hours for FCPS. Past-president of the Frederick County Commission for Women, Dr. Jarman is also a member of the Smoketown Rotary Club and has served on the Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Frederick Women’s Giving Circle grants committee and more than 10 years on the Fredericktowne Players board of directors.