April 11, 2013
(Columbia, MD) — Ms. Mamie Johns Perkins, former Howard County Public School System deputy school superintendent and longtime educator, has been appointed to Howard Community College’s Board of Trustees by Governor Martin J. O’Malley, for a six-year term, extending through June 30, 2018. Ms. Perkins is a resident of Clarksville, Maryland.
Having earned a well-respected reputation for her leadership in the field of education, Ms. Perkins worked for the Howard County Public School System for 26 years. During those years, Ms. Perkins served as chief of staff, a teacher of the “Gifted and Talented,” coordinator of elementary and health education, as well as head of the Department of Human Resources. One of her many successes includes the implementation of the school system’s Cultural Proficiency Initiative, which has trained over 4,300 employees to assist and guide a diverse student population with a variety of needs.
Prior to her work in Howard County, Ms. Perkins worked as an educator for 13 years in Baltimore City public schools. Among the many positions she held in Baltimore were that of classroom teacher, resource teacher for foreign born students, team leader, supervisory teacher for student teachers, reading resource teacher for adult learners, and summer school principal.
Ms. Perkins is currently an adjunct professor in the School of Education for Johns Hopkins University. She is also a professional development schools liaison for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as well as for Goucher College.
A recipient of many awards, she has been named Teacher of the Year by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Health Educator of the Year, and has received the Howard County Government Partnership Award.
Ms. Perkins is an active member of Howard County and has served in a number of community service capacities, including membership to Links International Women’s Organization, Leadership Howard County (Class of 2007), and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. She has also served on a number of boards, including that of the American Heart Association, Grassroots Homeless Shelter, Drug Advisory Board of Howard County, and the Johns Hopkins University Advisory Board.
Ms. Perkins received a bachelor of science from Towson University, and a master of science from Johns Hopkins University. She also received Advanced Professional Certification in reading from Johns Hopkins, and certification in gifted education from the University of Connecticut.
Howard Community College’s Board of Trustees consists of seven persons appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to serve on the board.
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, Laurel College Center, and Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.