June 27, 2023
For Immediate Release
Announcements and Press Releases
Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners Appoints New Board Chair and Vice Chair
BALTIMORE – On June 27, 2023, the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners voted to appoint Ronald S. McFadden as Board Chair and Shantell L. Roberts as Vice Chair.
McFadden was appointed to the Board in 2018, serving as Vice Chair from 2021. McFadden is a musician, former City Schools educator, and advocate for educational equity in America's urban communities. His chair position on the Board’s Teaching and Learning Committee and membership on the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee have allowed him to combine his extensive expertise and key perspective to support the Board’s efforts for student success. McFadden fills the vacancy created by the expired term of Board Chair Johnette A. Richardson.
Roberts was appointed to the Board in 2019. Roberts is a City Schools parent, social entrepreneur, advocate for maternal and child health, and founder of Touching Young Lives Inc. She is a Baltimore native and a graduate of three Baltimore City Public Schools: Yorkwood Elementary, Hamilton Middle School, and Western High School. Her chair position on the Board’s Operations Committee and membership on the Board’s Audit Committee provide room for her unique insight and diverse background to flourish for the betterment of City Schools.
For more information on Board meetings and our commissioners, please visit www.baltimorecityschools.org/board-school-commissioners.
About Baltimore City Public Schools
Serving nearly 76,000 students, Baltimore City Public Schools is committed to providing a world-class education through the Blueprint for Success which addresses the critical areas of student wholeness, literacy, and staff leadership. The goal of City Schools is to create learning communities where our students will learn, grow, and graduate from our high schools college and career ready, and equipped to succeed wherever their life may take them.