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Elected Member of GC Board of Education Announced

Last Updated on Oct 24, 2013 at 9:54am | Board of Commissioners

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Person(s):                 Monty Pagenhardt, County Administrator

Date:                                       October 24, 2013

The Board of County Commissioners has appointed Matthew Paugh as an elected member of the Garrett County Board of Education.   Mr. Paugh will complete the unexpired term of office of Donald Forrester who resigned from the Board of Education on September 30, 2013.

Monty Pagenhardt, County Administrator stated that “the Board of County Commissioners is very confident that Mr. Paugh will provide the students, faculty, and administration of the Garrett County Public School System with high quality leadership at Board level.   His professional experience, dedication, and commitment to public education was very evident to the Board of County Commissioners and again, the Board believes that this appointment will have many long term positive results for the Garrett County Public School System.”   

Mr. Paugh is employed as Assistant Vice President and Market Manager with Susquehanna Bank and holds Bachelor of Arts from Messiah College and a Master of Divinity from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.  He is currently the Mayor of the Town of Kitzmiller, a member of the Board of Directors of Garrett County Community Action Committee, on the Board of Governors of Garrett County Memorial Hospital, and Chair of the Kitzmiller Elementary School Advisory Committee. 

State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery was notified by official letter of this decision.  Mr. Paugh will attend the Garrett County Board of Education’s public meeting on November 12, 2013.