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Mary Kay Sigaty
Age: 54
Residence: Wilde Lake, Columbia.
Education: BA, speech and drama and secondary education, Boston College; MS, gifted and talented education, Johns Hopkins University; completed course work for Maryland certification in early childhood education at Towson University; completed Leadership Academy in Howard County public school system.
Occupation: Self-employed theater consultant; house manager, James Rouse Theatre.
Office Sought: Howard Board of Education  


Extra-curricular activities:
Education chairman, board member, Women's Giving Circle of Howard County; steering committee member, "Bridges Over Wilde Lake" grant; school improvement team member, Wilde Lake High School; member, League of Women Voters; drama volunteer, Wilde Lake High; former school improvement team member, Bryant Woods Elementary, Wilde Lake Middle schools; subcommittee chairman, Leadership Committee on School Equity; inaugural co-chairman, Boundary Lines Advisory Committee; past president, Wilde Lake Middle School PTA.

Why should voters elect you?
"I will bring proven leadership, problem-solving and consensus-building skills, along with a breadth of experience and appreciation for the diversity of the community."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"The academic success of all students. The Board of Education must articulate a clear vision supported by strong policies and adequate resources, evaluate the school system's performance in meeting established goals and make changes necessary to serve our children today, not years from now. The board can do this by setting clear expectations for academic achievement; hiring and retaining qualified teachers; developing and mentoring strong administrators; ensuring that each child has the books, resources and environment to promote learning; demanding accountability for the academic performance of all of our students; and improving communication between schools and families."
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