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Carroll County Times BOE Candidate Profiles

On March 6th, the Carroll County Times profiled the seven candidates running for the three open seats on Carroll County's Board of Education.

Amanda Jozkowski, 38, of Sykesville is a tenured professor at Towson University, a licensed pediatric therapist and a mother of three children who attend Carroll County public schools. Her experience as a therapist has allowed her to accommodate and support children and youth experiencing mental health crises, she said.

Jozkowski obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in occupational therapy from Towson University and a Ph.D. in occupational science from the University of Southern California. She has worked as an occupational therapist since 2012.

If elected to the school board, Jozkowski said she would emphasize a supportive environment for students through discussion and critical thinking.

“In my view, we need to think about graduating students not only with excellent academic skills, but also preparation for community life,” she said. “This is why I chose my campaign slogan, ‘Students to citizens. Classrooms to communities’. This includes social-emotional learning, critical thinking and problem-solving, media literacy, arts appreciation and more.”

Read the full article here.

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