Mamie Johns Perkins was appointed to the Howard Community College Board of Trustees in March 2013 for a term extending through June 30, 2018. Ms. Perkins is an adjunct professor in the School of Education for the Johns Hopkins University and a professional development schools liaison for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as well as for Goucher College.
Ms. Perkins has earned a well-respected reputation for her leadership in the field of education. She was appointed as the interim superintendent of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools for academic year 2013-2014. During her tenure as interim superintendent, Ms. Perkins received the TWIN: A Tribute to Women and Industry Award, which honors women of Anne Arundel County for their outstanding achievement in business and their positive impact in the community.
Previously, Ms. Perkins worked for the Howard County Public School System for 26 years. During those years, she served as acting superintendent, deputy school superintendent, chief of staff, a resource teacher for the “Gifted and Talented,” curriculum coordinator of elementary and health education, as well as assistant superintendent of the Department of Human Resources.
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 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 currently serves on the Howard County Workers’ Compensation Board.
A resident of Marriottsville, Maryland, 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.