Mayor Scott Appoints Khalilah Slater Harrington to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners

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Brandon M. Scott
Mayor,
Baltimore City
250 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-3835 - Fax: (410) 576-9425

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

BALTIMORE, MD. (Wednesday, February 22, 2023) - Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced the appointment of Khalilah Slater Harrington to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. With over 20 years in education and the non-profit sector, Mrs. Slater Harrington's unique experiences in business and nonprofit management not only meets mandated composition requirements but will also contribute to equitable and quality educational environments for the next generation of young scholars.

"I am so excited to welcome Khalilah Slater Harrington as the newest member of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners," said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. "Mrs. Slater Harrington adds a wealth of experience to the Board, and I know our students will feel the impact of having someone of her caliber advocating on their behalf."

Mrs. Slater Harrington's passion for elevating and expanding the academic success of all students includes serving in multiple capacities from community partner to district administrator for the Cincinnati Public Schools Community Learning Centers.

As Senior Director of Youth Initiatives for the Family League of Baltimore from 2017-2018, Mrs. Slater Harrington administered nearly $10 million in city and state investments as the Lead Facilitating Partner of the Community School strategy supporting 17 partners in 49 schools. Her strong commitment to equity, lifelong learning and continuous improvement has been reflected in her ability to effectively collaborate, ensure good stewardship of public funds and her proven ability to execute vision and strategy for over two decades.

Mrs. Slater Harrington continues to serve children and families in the City of Baltimore as Chief Program Officer at the Family League of Baltimore where she manages a $22 million investment portfolio of programs in Child and Maternal Health, School Readiness, Family Preservation and Stability, Food Access, Community Schools, Out of School Time and Opportunity Youth.

As a mother of two children enrolled in Baltimore City Public Schools, Mrs. Slater Harrington's demonstrated commitment is both a professional and personal one.

"I am fortunate that my professional career has been comprised of positions that allowed me to meaningfully and measurably ensure that all children can attain an excellent education and achieve their potential. I am personally committed to serve and represent all children and families in Baltimore City Public Schools," said Khalilah Slater Harrington.

The School Board is responsible for raising the level of academic achievement of the more than 75,000 students enrolled in Baltimore City Public Schools, and for improving the management and administration of the city's public-school system. The Mayor appoints commissioners from candidate pools recommended by a community panel, the final step in a larger application process led by the Mayor's Office of Children & Family Success.

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