Doris Eugene, president of the Prince George's Council of Parent-Teachers Associations, was nominated last week by County Executive Winfield M. Kelly for/Eugene would fill a post in the Laurel-Beltsville-College Park district.
The 40-year-old Beltsville woman, mother of four children and active in county school affairs for 16 years, said she was "still a bit overwhelmed" by the nomination.
While her nomination must be confirmed by the County Council after a public hearing scheduled later this month, her position on the board is virtually assured.
Eugene would fill a vacancy in District 1 created last month when Maureen Steinecke resigned to become executive director of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education.
Eugene, who calls herself a "full-time volunteer for education," said that as president of the parent-teacher group she "knows the frustration that comes from being on the other side of the school board table" on many issues.Her group has "not always been in agreement" with school board actions. Eugene said, especially on grading issues and on the demographic study recently proposed by the board.
Eugene said she plans to resign her post as president, however, because "I know I could not do the job I should do there.We are child advocates and while that is not in conflict with the school board, I would rather resign. There is not a conflict of interest in the two groups, but perhaps a conflict of perspective."
Eugene said if her appointment is approved she will take over the board seat in June. Her term will expire in 1980 at which time she can seek election to the $6,500-a-year post.