Governor O'Malley Appoints Three Members to Anne Arundel County Board of Education


Annapolis, MD (June 17, 2008) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the re-appointment of Tricia Johnson, and the appointments of Teresa Birge and Collin Wojciechowski, a student member, to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education.

“I am proud to renew the appointment of Tricia Johnson and to appoint Teresa Birge and Collin Wojciechowski to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education,” said Governor O’Malley. “With the historic investments in public education this state has made over the last 16 months, I know that the Board Members I have appointed possess the skill and the leadership necessary to ensure every child in Anne Arundel County receives the quality public education they deserve.”

Below is background information on the three appointees: 

Tricia Johnson (Anne Arundel County, Re-Appointment) – Tricia Johnson is a current member and President of the Anne Arundel County School Board and the founder and owner of “Framed by Tricia,” a custom framing business.  Previously having worked in government relations, Johnson has served on the Board for the past 5 years as well as having been an active volunteer with the PTA since 1990.  Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Monmouth College.

Teresa Milio Birge (Anne Arundel County, New Appointment) - Teresa Birge is an accountant with Walsh & Associates Financial Services and a government relations consultant.  Birge has advised the University System of Maryland on government relations and has over 10 years experience in government, including Director of Governmental Affairs for the Maryland Municipal League, and as a legislative analyst for the MVA.  Birge has a Master of Public Administration from University of Delaware, and a Bachelor of Science from Towson University.

Collin Wojciechowski (Anne Arundel County, New Appointment) – Collin Wojciechowski is going to be a senior at Chesapeake Senior High School this fall.  Wojciechowski has been active in student government as the President of his freshman, sophomore and junior classes.  Wojciechowski maintains a 4.0 GPA while still being active in his Church’s Youth Ministry Program and being a three-sport varsity athlete.







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