Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Winds of Change

The PTA Council of Howard County held their elections last night. It looks like they have chosen a new direction in leadership. Vicky Cutroneo ran from the floor and won 56-24. After the meeting she posted on the HCPSS Community Shares page:

Grateful to have been elected PTACHC President this evening.   The strength of the organization lies not with the lone voice of the president but within the collective talent and dedication of our delegates.  
Thank you to all who voted for me. I won't let you down.
--Vicky Cutroneo

The meeting began with a visit from Acting Superintendent Michael Martirano. A photograph of the event shows him speaking while standing right in the midst of the group. This, too, is a sign of a significant change in leadership for our schools. I'd go so far as to say that the choice of Dr, Martiarano is a statement that:

The strength of the Howard County Schools lies not with the lone voice of the Superintendent but  within the collective talent and dedication of all our board, staff, teachers, students, and parents. (paraphrase mine)

Congratulations to Ms. Cutroneo on her election. Thanks to all the PTACHC delegates who stuck it out for what I understand was an exceptionally long election process last night. I look forward to hearing more from PTACHC this year. It has the potential to do so much good and it looks like we are headed in the right direction.

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