UPPER MARLBORO, MD —Prince George’s County Board of Education Chair, Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq., was elected Secretary to the Executive Board of Directors for the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE). As Secretary, Jacobs is in line to become president of MABE.
"Ms. Jacobs has been a valuable member of the MABE Board of Directors,” said Rodger Janssen, MABE president. “She brings a passion for educating children and a strong work ethic to the board. She is now a welcomed addition to the executive committee, and I look forward to working with her in the coming years."
“We are pleased to receive news that Prince George's County Board of Education Chair, Verjeana Jacobs has been elected secretary of the Executive Board of the Maryland Association of Board of Education,” said Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “Her leadership and command of complex education issues makes her an excellent choice to assist in leading MABE forward. Her election serves as another example of the great things happening in education in Prince George's County.”
“I am deeply honored to have been elected to this position,” said Jacobs. “Getting involved at the state level will provide an opportunity to get a broad perspective on what other boards are doing, as well as share our successful strategies in Prince George’s County."
Jacobs, now in her fifth term as Chair of the Prince George's County Board of Education, hopes to bring a different perspective and insight to the board.
“As a board of the second largest school district in Maryland, we have much to share in this organization,” she added.
MABE, a private non-profit organization, is the voice for public education and dedicated to serving and supporting boards of education in Maryland. The role of MABE is to help local boards create and maintain excellent public schools for all of Maryland’s children. It is the leading advocate for public education in the state, and all 24 Maryland boards of education are members.