Board Members
The Board of Education encourages your comments and feedback and considers your thoughts and insights to be an important part of our effort to provide the best education of any school system in the nation.

Edward J. Gilliss, Esq.
Edward J. Gilliss, Esq.,

Fifth Council District
Appointed July 2013

Mr. Gilliss has practiced law for more than 30 years and is a partner in the Towson law firm Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP. There, his broad civil practice includes litigation, estate planning, estate administration, and representation of restaurants throughout the State of Maryland. He was the county attorney for Baltimore County from 2001-2004, served on the Baltimore County Planning Board from 2007 through 2013, and presided as the chairman of the planning board from 2008 through 2013. He also serves as vice-chair of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Board. Mr. Gilliss is a 1977 graduate of The College of Wooster and a 1980 graduate of The University of Maryland School of Law. His three children attended Baltimore County Public Schools, and he served in many capacities in the schools they attended including a term as president of the Dumbarton Middle School PTA. He is a past president of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Baltimore County Bar Association. He and his wife, Barbara, reside in the Towson area.

Marisol A. Johnson
Meet Marisol A. Johnson
Marisol A. Johnson,

Vice Chair
Second Council District
Appointed July 2015

A graduate of Baltimore County Public Schools and a parent of BCPS students, Marisol A. Johnson is the owner and CEO of The Johnson Insurance Team and an active member in the Parent Teacher Association at Summit Park Elementary School. She's also an advisory board member for the Youth Dreamers of Baltimore, a member of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Security Woodlawn Business Association and Woodlawn/Westview Rotary. Ms. Johnson is a graduate of Towson University, and she is married and the mother of three daughters.

S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D. S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D.,

Secretary - Treasurer

As superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) since 2012, S. Dallas Dance leads the instruction of more than 112,000 students in 173 schools, centers, and programs, and the work of more than 21,000 employees.

Dr. Dance aims to graduate every student globally competitive with a bold strategic plan, Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward, targeting academics, safety and security, communication, and organizational effectiveness. Fundamental shifts in teaching and learning include Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.), a multi‐year instructional digital conversion, and the Passport Program, an expansion of world language instruction into elementary grades.

A noted speaker on equity and using digital learning to increase opportunity, Dr. Dance was appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He is a White House Connected Educator Champion of Change, and was chosen to serve on the executive committee of AASA, the School Superintendents Association, as well as the board of directors of the International Society for Technology in Education.

Previously, Dr. Dance served as one of three chief school officers in the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest school system in the nation, and served in executive leadership positions in Virginia.

Dr. Dance earned doctorate and master's degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor's degree from Virginia Union University.

Click here for more information

Student Board Member
Meet Aislinn Bratt
Aislinn Bratt,

Student Board Member
Appointed July 2016

Aislinn Bratt is a senior at Towson High School and is actively engaged in her school and class governments, serving as secretary of her class for the past three years. Outside of school, she has participated in debate since Grade 3 with Capitol Debate and is currently a nationally competitive public forum debater. She is also interested in politics; she was a finalist for the Wharton Business School and World Bank’s Ideas for Action competition for 14 to 18 year olds, writing about microfinancing as a mechanism to alleviate poverty in rural India. Aislinn played year-round soccer for many years with Towson travel soccer and is on the Towson High Track team.

photo to follow
Meet Kathleen S. Causey
Kathleen S. Causey,

Third Council District
Appointed July 2015

Kathleen S. Causey of Monkton is the general manager of Corbett Overlook 2 LLC and has had a 25-year career in real estate and information technology. Active in her community, she is a longtime member of Our Lady of Grace Parish and Hereford High School’s Sports Boosters and Parent Teacher Student Association. Ms. Causey is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

June P. Eaton
Meet June P. Eaton
June P. Eaton,

Seventh Council District
Appointed July 2015

June P. Eaton retired from teaching after 22 years with the last three years spent teaching at Cardinal Sheehan School. She also has taught reading and physical geography at the Community College of Baltimore County. In addition to degrees from CCBC and Towson University, Ms. Eaton has earned a master’s degree in education leadership from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now Notre Dame of Maryland University). She resides in Dundalk.

Julie Henn, Member-at-Large
Julie Henn,

Appointed December 2016

Julie Henn has worked in education technology for more than 20 years and is currently chief information officer and director of technology for Quality Matters, a global leader in quality assurance for online learning. She holds an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Marquette University. Ms. Henn is a lifelong resident of Baltimore County and has long been active in public education, serving in multiple PTA leadership roles. Most recently, she served as chair of the Northeast Area Education Advisory Council for Baltimore County. She and her husband have two children, a son and daughter, and live in Perry Hall.

Charles McDaniels, Jr.
Charles McDaniels, Jr.,

Fourth Council District
Appointed July 2011

A lifelong Marylander, Charles McDaniels currently works as a steel sales and technical consultant.  He recently completed a 33-year career as a metallurgical engineer and sales/marketing manager at a Sparrows Point, MD, steel facility.  His educational background includes a bachelor of sciences degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Maryland.  He is the married father of a son and daughter.


Ann Miller
Meet Ann Miller
Ann Miller ,

Appointed December 2015

Ann Miller is a lifelong Baltimore area resident, wife, and mother of four children, two of whom will be full graduates of Baltimore County Public Schools, one in private, and one homeschooled. She was a graduate of Baltimore County Public Schools before attending Towson University. Ann is a private math tutor, a homeschool educator, and the founding president of a petition rights organization. She is a former public policy writer on for the better part of a decade. Ann has been very active in her community, her homeschool group, and in the Baltimore County Public School system as a volunteer, including being an interviewer for the Senior Mock Interviews for a number of years.

Nicholas Stewart, Esq.
Nicholas C. Stewart, Esq.,

First Council District
Appointed July 2015

A graduate of Baltimore County Public Schools, Nicholas C. Stewart is an associate with Saul Ewing LLP who specializes in commercial litigation and business counseling. He is an active member of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Council, Southwest Baltimore Economic Forum, and Catonsville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Stewart is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, and The George Washington University Law School. He and his wife live in Arbutus.

David Uhlfelder
David Uhlfelder,

Appointed August 2008

Mr. Uhlfelder is a certified public accountant who attended the University of Maryland College Park and earned his degree in business and public administration. He is married and is a member of the board of directors for the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce and a life member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Uhlfelder is also a Board member and treasurer of the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital.

Stephen Verch, Esq.
Stephen L. Verch, Esq.,

Sixth Council District
Appointed July 2015

A graduate of Kenwood High School, Stephen L. Verch maintains a law practice and is a management assistant for Baltimore County government. He serves as a board member for Marshy Point Nature Center and counsel to Back River Restoration Committee, Inc. Mr. Verch also is the former chair of the Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Board. He earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law after graduating from Towson State University and studying at the University of Tennessee.

©2017 Baltimore County Public Schools. All rights reserved. This site is optimized for 1280 display resolution and for use with the latest versions of most browsers.