Board of Education

Who makes up the Board of Education? The Dorchester County Board of Education is composed of five citizens who have been elected to a four-year term to represent various regions of the county. Policies set by the Board are administered by the Superintendent of Schools, who serves as the executive officer of the Board, and his professional staff. In 1988, the Board voted to have two student representatives serve as non-voting members. These students advise the Board on thoughts, viewpoints, and issues of concern to students. They attend all public sessions of the Board but not closed or "executive" sessions.

The Board meets regularly each month. Special sessions are held as needed. Dorchester County citizens are encouraged to attend Board meetings and may address the Board at the beginning or end of each meeting during "Comments From The Public." Individuals may also request that a specific time be designated on the formal agenda to address the Board on a special topic. These requests should be made in writing to the Superintendent of Schools at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. You may send request to the Superintendent, 700 Glasgow Street, Cambridge, MD 21613 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Dorchester County Board of Education 2017-2018

 

Mr. Glenn L. Bramble

President

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Bramble 2017

 

Mr. Bramble is a lifelong resident of Dorchester County.  He attended and graduated from South Dorchester High School, and took classes at Chesapeake College for Business Management.  He also holds many contractor and related services licenses.  He has run his own business, Dorchester Services Associates, since 1978 to present.  Mr. Bramble is an active civic and community leader, and has served on the Boards of many agencies.  He served on the Dorchester County Council from 1994-1998, as president, and from 2002-2006; and has served as a member of the Dorchester County Board of Education representing District 1 since 2008 until present.  He and his wife Judy, have two children.

Mr. Philip W. Rice

Vice President 

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Rice 2017

Mr. Rice holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Salisbury University, and became a high school mathematics teacher at Cambridge High School in 1965.  When he left education, he worked as an electrician, and a general manager for a local business.  He was VP for Data Processing and Bookkeeping Departments at a local bank for over 24 years.  He is currently Office Manger and Bookkeeper for a local business.  He served on the Cambridge City Council for 12 years, 9 years as the Finance Chairman; and has served as a District Court Commissioner.  Mr. Rice is representing District 3 as an elected member of the Dorchester County Board of Education since 2012. He has served on the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) Board of Directors for two years, and served on the MABE Budget Committee.  His wife, Donna, is a retired teacher, they have two daughters, two granddaughters, and a grandson.

Mr. LeOtha N. Hull

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Hull 2017 

Mr. Hull is a native of Wicomico County, Maryland, where he received his elementary and secondary education.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowie State College, and a Master’s of Education Degree from Salisbury State College.  Mr. Hull taught in Somerset County for two years, before transferring to Dorchester County Public Schools.   During his 37 years in education in Dorchester County he served as a teacher for 30 years, and as a school administrator before retiring in 2002.  He is an active civic and community leader, and has served on many Boards of Directors for organizations and agencies.  He is a member of the Dorchester County Branch of the NAACP; and has been an elected member of the Dorchester County Board of Education representing District 2 since 2014. Mr. Hull’s wife Jacquelyn, is a retired teacher, and they have one daughter, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.

 Mrs. Laura H. Layton

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Layton 2017

Mrs. Layton was born and raised in Snow Hill, Maryland.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Towson University, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Salisbury University.  She taught English at North Dorchester High School, Mace’s Lane Middle School, and Cambridge-South Dorchester High School for a total of 33 years.  Retiring from teaching in 2008, she became an active partner in the family business, Lazy Day Farms, and in 2010, she and her family opened Layton’s Chance Winery.  In 2016, Mrs. Layton decided to pursue her passion for education by running for the District 5 seat on the Dorchester County Board of Education.

 Mr. Glen A. Payne

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Payne 2017

Mr. Payne is a life long resident of Dorchester County.  He graduated from North Dorchester High School, and attended and graduated from the Maryland State Police Academy.  He retired from the Maryland State Police after 30 years of service. He is currently serving on the State of Maryland Special Police Commission as a security officer. He served with the Dorchester County Council from 1998-2002 representing District 4; and served on the Governor’s Executive Board for Homeland Security from 2000-2002. He has represented District 4 serving on the Dorchester County Board of Education since 2009 to present.  His wife, Connie, is a retired teacher, and they have three children, and two grandchildren. 

 

 

Student Board Representatives 2018 - 2019

Carrie Price

Cambridge-South Dorchester High School

Carrie Price C SDHS Student Board Member 2018 2019

Lucas Thorpe

North Dorchester High School

Lucas Thorpe NDHS Student Board Member 2018 2019