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Stone to Receive Award for School Board Service

Release Date: 7/28/2008 8:35:08 AM

Scott Stone, a former member of the Board of Education of Carroll County, has been selected by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) as the Charles W. Willis Award Recipient for 2008. The award is named for the first Executive Director of MABE and is presented to a Board member who has made outstanding contributions to school board service in Maryland. Stone was selected from among a number of highly qualified nominees recommended by local boards of education. His name was submitted to MABE by the current members of the Board of Education of Carroll County.
Stone served on the Board of Education of Carroll County from 1993 to 2006, during which he served four terms as president and two terms as vice-president. He is praised by current Board members as a leader who kept students in the forefront of his decisions. He is known for his commitment to inclusive leadership and began the practice of holding town meetings to discuss current topics and issues of interest. Stone was instrumental in developing and implementing the school system’s first Technology Plan and the wiring of all schools for the Internet. He is respected for his thoughtful and reflective leadership style and mentoring new board members.
In addition to his service on the Board of Education, Stone has served on numerous boards, task forces, and committees including the Carroll County Family YMCA, Carroll County Technology Advisory Board, and the Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County. Stone is a technology professional with extensive experience in the public and private sectors, as well as the higher education community.
The award will be presented at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Annual Conference on September 25, 2008, in Ocean City, Maryland. MABE is a non-profit organization that represents all 24 boards of education in Maryland.

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