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Jacqueline Fischer

For Washington County Board of Education

For Washington County Board of Education

July 13, 2006

Jacqueline Fischer

For Washington County Board of Education

Washington County Board of Education Vice President Jacqueline B. Fischer has filed to seek another term on the board.

Fischer, 60, of Clear Spring, is serving her first term on the board. Before being elected, she taught English and journalism in Washington County schools, and was a substitute teacher for two years.

Her decision to run for a second term in office was not an easy one, she said. Fischer said she's suffered from arthritis since she was in her 30s, but in the past few months, her condition has worsened.

"They say one of the best things people with arthritis can do is to keep active," she said.

One of the things that helped Fischer decide to run for re-election was her desire to see the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts open in 2008. She said after traveling to a similar school in Baltimore, Fischer was convinced the school for the arts would be a "good move" for Washington county.

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Continuing to place magnet programs in the county's schools was another goal.

"I think students need to have as many choices available to them (as possible)," Fischer said.

A goal she had during her first term - one Fischer said she has yet to accomplish - was improving communication among the Board of Education, staff and teachers.

"But it's not an easy thing to do," she said. "Sticking more paper in teachers' mailboxes isn't the way to do it."

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