Board of Education → Members → At-Large
About Jill Ortman-Fouse
Ms. Ortman-Fouse is serving her first term as a member of the Board of Education. She is chair of the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee and a member of the Policy Management Committee. She also serves as the Board’s legislative delegate to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE); chairs MABE’s ad hoc committee on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); and serves as MABE's alternate representative on Maryland State Department of Education's ESSA Stakeholder Group. In addition, she is a member of the Montgomery County Collaboration Council’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Reduction Committee and Montgomery County’s Children Fleeing Violence from Central America work group.
Ms. Ortman-Fouse has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has used her communications skills in a variety of positions from hosting and producing documentaries and a morning show to leading communications and development strategies for national organizations. Her passion is using communication to bring people together to solve challenges in the community, especially those affecting our most vulnerable residents. Since 2010, Ms. Ortman-Fouse has provided leadership coaching, team building, strategic planning and facilitation services with her business, T.E.A.M. Consulting, to nonprofits and businesses throughout the region.
Prior to her election to the Board, Ms. Ortman-Fouse served Montgomery County schools for the previous decade in a variety of roles, including PTA president, delegate for the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, and member of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Parent Advisory Council.
She also serves in a variety of community leadership roles, including as board member for the Silver Spring YMCA, Gandhi Brigade, Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County and is on the United Way’s Regional Advisory committee.
Ms. Ortman-Fouse enjoys endurance sports and has completed nine marathons and an ironman distance triathlon. She has two students in MCPS high schools.
This e-mail address should never be used for official communications that must be made to the Board, especially for matters on appeal and legal notices. Please see additional information below about the use of Board members' email addresses.
Notice about E-mail Addresses
The e-mail addresses provided are for individual Board members and are provided for the convenience of the public in communicating with
particular Board members.
These e-mail addresses should never be used for official communications that must be made to the Board, especially for matters on appeal and legal notices.
Please be aware that the individual Board member may or may not share the communication with the entire Board, individual members of the Board, or other individuals. To address
the entire Board, please use email@example.com
Notices of appeal or any communications related to appeals may be delivered/mailed to the Board office, e-mailed to Suzann King at Suzann_M_King@mcpsmd.org, or sent via facsimile to 301-279-3860. All other legal notices and official communication must be delivered to the Board office in writing as required by law.