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School Board Candidate Profile: Michael D. Foster

Foster is vying for a seat on the Ocean City Board of Education.

School Board Candidate Profile: Michael D. Foster

Name: Dr. Michael D. Foster

Age: 63

Education: 2001 University of Delaware, Doctor of Education; 1978 Villanova University, Master of Arts; 1972 Villanova University, Bachelor of Science

Number of years lived in Ocean City: More than 10 as a permanent resident.

Family in school system: All five children have graduated from Ocean City High School, and one granddaughter will attend soon.

Occupation: Retired Executive County School Business Administrator

Public Service: Contributions made to local community groups, Saint Damien Parish, Bredan Borek High Tide Fund and others.

Three issues you think are most important:

  • Continued quality education for the students in Ocean City is most important.
  • Providing a healthy and safe environment in school facilities.
  • Employment of qualified, conscientious personnel who care about our students. 

What you would like voters to know about you and your vision for the board:

As a representative on the Board of Education, my primary responsibility is to listen to the public regarding their expressed concerns and issues. To the best of my ability, I will try to resolve those issues as a board member by providing informed, thoughtful and reasonable solutions for all board members to consider which will ultimately serve to provide better educational opportunities for our learning community. 


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