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Encourage Individual Achievement

Care for Those Who Care for Our Children


A Space for Everyone

Laura Sherwood Photography


Sixteen years ago my husband received a job offer in Maryland when we were living in Southern California. We left my family and the only home I knew for one reason - education for our children. Maryland was first in the nation with leading schools, and we have never regretted our decision.


My experiences as an active volunteer at FCPS, a PTA president, and a substitute teacher have given me first-hand knowledge of the enormous amount of work it takes to create a nurturing community for our children. Ten years ago, my family and I lost our home to a fire. My community came out in force to support my family through one of our most difficult times. We will forever be grateful for the generosity and goodwill we received.


I am thankful for the educational choices and experiences my children received in FCPS, for being embraced by our community, and for the opportunity to serve. I look forward to working for the education and opportunities for success for every child in the county.

What People Are Saying...

"Ysela is thoughtful, conscientious, & approachable. These values are vital as we navigate a growing school system with new leadership & issues related to staffing, communication, & safety. Her steady hand & heart is needed while we work on contentious topics & the day to day that keep our schools running. Experience gives her a perspective that will help her do what's best for all of our students & staff & I trust her to make good decisions for FCPS." -Erin Goodnough, Data Scientist & Parent

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