Dawn Balinski and her family have lived in Calvert County for 22 years. She has been active in the community for every one of those years, serving on many boards and commissions: Citizens Advisory Committee to the Board of Education, League of Women Voters, Economic Development Commission, American Chestnut Land Trust, Calvert Forestry Board, the Citizens Green Team for Calvert County and the Commission for Women.
Dawn has a Masters in International Business from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in French and a Bachelor degree in Math and French from Auburn University. She worked for 13 years in international finance, treasury and manufacturing in Detroit and Silicon Valley. After moving to Maryland, she helped her husband start and mange a small engineering firm specializing in underwater equipment. Currently, she is Treasurer of the Maryland Forestry Boards Foundation.
My vision for Calvert County Public Schools:
The mission of our schools is to increase student achievement and to provide a safe and supportive educational environment for our children. However, I want to see something beyond that. The vision I hold is for a culture of high expectations to exist in every school and in every classroom – a culture that focuses on the individual enabling every student to reach their highest potential. I will work very hard to ensure that Calvert County public schools can meet and exceed these expectations.