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Jacky McCoy

I am an educator who is dyslexic with over 35 years of experience in education.  My three children graduated from Long Reach High School where I taught mathematics. I am also a grandmother of elementary aged children.


After living in Howard County for 25 years, I’m running for a seat on the Howard County Board of Education because want to bring my unique set of skills and experiences to bring about:    

  • REAL EDUCATION that is effective for all students, 

  • REAL ACCESS to necessary resources for students and teachers, and 

  • REAL FAMILY ENGAGEMENT from preschool to high school. 

It is my goal to ensure that every student has equitable access to opportunity, regardless of where they live within the county.


My story is one of overcoming. Through determination, creativity, and self-advocacy, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.  After giving birth to three of my children (each born prematurely) and being diagnosed as dyslexic later in life, I became extremely passionate about the need for excellent educators and wanted to help students in public schools.


I decided to become a certified teacher earning a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Johns Hopkins University. I have taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and have been a math tutor and education advocate for more than 35 years.


Learn more here (link to longer bio)

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