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Public School Labor Relations Board Members

Members of the Public School Board


Elizabeth Molina Morgan, PhD., Frederick

Dr. Morgan has spent more than forty years working in urban, rural, and suburban public schools, as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. For a majority of that time, she held positions in four school systems in Maryland, focusing on school improvement. As Chief Academic Officer in the Baltimore City Schools, she led the system’s first, successful, major turnaround effort, and as Superintendent in Washington County for a decade, she created innovative programs to expand opportunities for students and staff, improve schools, and eliminate the achievement gap. Most recently, Dr. Morgan was Chief Education Advisor to America’s Promise Alliance, an organization founded by Gen. Colin and Mrs. Alma Powell, where she led the “Grad Nation” project. She has served on numerous boards, statewide committees, task forces, and commissions. The recipient of numerous honors for excellence in education, Dr. Morgan was named the “2010 National Superintendent of the Year,” by the American Association of School Administrators.

 Robert (Bob) I. Chanin

Robert I. Chanin, Silver Spring.

From 1968 until his retirement on December 31, 2009, Mr.Chanin served as  General Counsel for the National Education Association. For most of his career with NEA, Mr. Chanin was a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser,P.L.L.C. Mr. Chanin co-authored two treatises on public school labor relations and taught public sector labor law as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University National Law Center. Mr. Chanin received his law degree from Yale University Law School and holds a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University.

 Board Member Hayden

John A. Hayden, III, Towson.

Mr. Hayden is a partner in the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. focusing on business representation and has been recognized by the U. S. Small Business Administration for his efforts.  His education related activities include service as a PTA president, ten years as a member of the Baltimore County Board of Education and a term as President of the Maryland Legal Services Administration, an affiliate of the Maryland Associate of Boards of Education on which he served as a Board member, Treasurer, and as its president.  He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Essex Community College and at Stevenson University (then Villa Julie College).  He is currently vice president of the Towson University Foundation and previously served as a board member and president of both the Catonsville Community College Foundation and the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools.

 Donald W. Harmon

Donald W. Harmon Ed.D., Annapolis.

Dr. Harmon has had a long career as a teacher and administrator in public school systems throughout the state.  Since 2004 he has been an independent consultant with various counties’ public schools and with the Maryland Association of School Personnel Administrators. Topics have involved employment hiring procedures review, HR organizational studies and recommendations, employee compensation review, school climate study, and state-wide teacher recruitment.

 Ronald S. Boozer

Ronald S. Boozer, Baltimore.

Mr. Boozer holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Morgan State University.  A lifelong educator, he started teaching with the Baltimore City School System and advanced to hold the positions of Title #1 educational and curriculum specialist and served as school improvement coordinator to three area superintendents.  He has previously worked as an educational specialist for the U.S. Army and as a supervisory employee development specialist for the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he administered training programs throughout the Agency and the Pentagon. Mr. Boozer is married to the former Sarah Collins.  They have a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.

Information about requirements, appointments and terms for the Board members can be found here.