Daily Record Staff//May 9, 2023
//May 9, 2023
Most Significant Accomplishment:
I am incredibly proud of my work as an educator and that I was able to maintain my commitment to my students and my leadership roles in my school while also running for office and serving as an elected member of the Frederick County Council. For seven years I served in both roles. As the director of our inclusive school chorus and two dance clubs (which I founded), serving as team leader, and being on the school improvement team, I have always been fiercely dedicated to my students and school. Advocating for working families, women, and children as a local legislator has given me the opportunity to amplify my commitment to our community.
Most Significant Personal Accomplishment:
As a music educator, elected leader, and now mother of two, it is incredibly important to model work/life balance and finding ways to stay connected to yourself and your community. For me this has meant maintaining my love for the arts and my identity as a performing artist. I have played violin with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra for over fifteen years, along with serving on their board for some time. I also was a dancer with Equinox Dance Company, a Frederick-based adult modern dance company, from 2007-2013, and continued participating in some of their community events after that. Staying connected to the arts in my own life and community while being in multiple demanding positions is something I am very proud of.
This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.