In my career with the Howard County Public School System, I had the opportunity to work with many dedicated advocates for education. I had the privilege of watching one of them, Courtney Watson, grow from concerned parent who wanted a fence between the playground and parking lot at Ilchester Elementary School, to a community organizer for additional schools, to a school board chairman overseeing the system at a challenging time of transition, to a County Council member who has kept education a priority in the county budget.
Her genuine passion for improving education has never wavered during her long track record of support for our school system. I can think of no better person to ensure continued success for Howard County schools and to lead Howard County as our next county executive.
Sydney Cousin is former superintendent of Howard County Public Schools