Jill Ortman-Fouse

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); serves as MABE's delegate on Maryland State Department of Education's ESSA Stakeholder Group; and serves as a member of MABE's Federal Relations Network Committee. 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 one student in MCPS high school and one MCPS graduate.

Jill Ortman-Fouse

First term expires in 2018

    Phone: 240-740-3030

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    Address: Carver Educational Services Center, Room 123
    850 Hungerford Drive
    Rockville, Maryland 20850

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