TOWSON, MD—On Tuesday, December 5, Tiara Booker-Dwyer was selected to serve as chair of the Board of Education of Baltimore County, while Christina Pumphrey was selected as vice president. Both officers will serve a one-year term.
A resident of Owings Mills, Booker-Dwyer (Member At-Large) was appointed to the Board of Education in April 2023 by Maryland Governor Wes Moore. She is a senior policy associate at Policy Studies Associates and the U.S. Department of Education Funded Region 4 Comprehensive Center. Her past positions include serving as assistant state superintendent for the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Career and College Readiness and program director for the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education.
Booker-Dwyer holds a master’s degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Lincoln University. She holds an active Maryland Educator Certificate with Superintendent I/II and Administrator I/II endorsements.
Pumphrey (District 6), a resident of Parkville, was elected to the Board of Education in November 2022. She has been an education advocate and supporter of public education in Baltimore County for approximately 20 years. She began her advocacy serving on the executive boards of various PTA units as president, vice president, and secretary, as well as serving as chairperson for several PTA committees. Pumphrey was most recently an area vice president for the PTA Council of Baltimore County and served on the Advocacy Committee for the Student Support Network, Inc. She also served as lead volunteer for the Student Support Network of Baltimore County at Pine Grove Middle School.
Pumphrey has held several education advocacy roles throughout the years, including positions serving on the Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for MYIPAS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).