Cindy Rose was raised on a small farm in Harford County, and has called Frederick County home since 2000. Her youngest child, Ben, attends FCPS’ Rock Creek School for students with disabilities. She also has five, soon to be six grandchildren, so she’s heavily invested in the quality of an FCPS education.
She retired in 2000 from a law firm where she was employed for 15 years. She began as a file clerk, then was promoted to office manager. She chose the legal field because she believes in justice and the rights of the individual.
“I got involved in education politics,” says Ms. Rose, “when my medically-fragile child was forced to sit in a sweltering hot bus because he lacked the proper form.” Through her advocacy, the summertime air-conditioned buses grew from nine to over 80, and now FCPS has over 100 such buses.
“The best learning environments are created when parents partners with teachers,” she says, “but FCPS has replaced that symbiotic relationship with an adversarial one. As a Board member, I want to help restore good communication and smooth cooperation between parents and teachers.”