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Terry R. Gilleland, Jr.
Terry R. Gilleland, Jr. is a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County and was appointed to the District 31 seat on the Board of Education in February 2016. He returns to the Board after having served as the Student Member during the 1994-95 school year, his senior year at North County High School.
Mr. Gilleland holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French from Loyola University Maryland and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Baltimore. He is nearing completion of a Doctor of Business Administration in Finance degree from Walden University. Since 2008, he has held various curriculum development, product development, and product management positions at Laureate Education, Inc., and has served as an adjunct faculty member for both Anne Arundel Community College and the Community College of Baltimore County, teaching courses in economics, entrepreneurship, and finance.
He served as a state delegate in the Maryland General Assembly from 2003 to 2007, and was assigned to the Ways and Means Committee, which is the fiscal and education policy oversight committee in the House of Delegates. During his term, he advocated for a number of educational policy initiatives and was appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Maryland Commission to Study Local Maintenance of Effort, which led to the current statute stipulating local funding requirements for education. Additionally, he served on the Education Policy Subcommittee for the Anne Arundel County Delegation.
From 2007 to 2015, he served on the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) Board of Directors, advocating for increased partnerships with both Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Anne Arundel Community College.
Mr. Gilleland co-founded and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for World Languages 360, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more multilingual workforce to meet changing global business needs. He also holds active volunteer leadership roles with Future Business Leaders of America and Junior Achievement of Central Maryland and is a member of the American Economic Association.
He and his wife, Emily, have one daughter, Michelle. The family lives in the Shipley’s Retreat community in Millersville. The Gillelands are active members of St. John Lutheran Church in Linthicum, huge supporters of the U.S. Naval Academy, and avid Navy football fans!