Candace Antwine, Anne Arundel County School Board Member, Died Friday

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Candace Antwine, a subordinate of the Anne Arundel County committee of education, died Friday. She was 45.

The schoolhouse strategy did not database a origin of decease successful a statement. Antwine was elected successful November 2018 to a six-year term.

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She served connected the board’s argumentation and equity committees, arsenic good arsenic connected respective committees of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education during her tenure, according to the statement.

“Having seen firsthand the acquisition her son, Joey, a Meade graduate, received, Ms. Antwine was arrogant of the prime of our schoolhouse strategy and was committed to ensuring each pupil receives the aforesaid opportunity,” Board President Melissa Ellis said successful the statement. “She was passionate astir equity and inclusion for each students. Not 1 to conscionable constituent retired issues that needed to beryllium addressed, Ms. Antwine alternatively worked intimately and energetically with members and unit to thrust enactment that would pb to effectual solutions. She was some a cheerleader for the schoolhouse strategy and a dependable for the community, peculiarly those who needed a champion.”

Antwine was committed to making a difference, Superintendent George Arlotto said successful the statement.

“I volition retrieve Ms. Antwine arsenic idiosyncratic who sought astatine each crook to permission our schoolhouse strategy successful a amended spot than it was erstwhile she arrived,” helium said. “She was devoted to doing that for the families successful her territory and passim our schoolhouse system.”

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Antwine served successful progressive duty, reserve and civilian servant capacities, including positions with the National Security Agency via the Naval Security Group, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security.

She held a bachelor’s grade successful broadcasting from Mississippi University for Women and a master’s grade successful acquisition and procurement from Webster University. She besides completed postgraduate enactment successful Communication, Leadership and Organizational Change astatine Hawaii Pacific University.

Under Maryland law, the County Council indispensable name a successor to capable Antwine’s seat.

Funeral arrangements were not announced.

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Candace Antwine. Credit: Anne Arundel County Public Schools

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