Eric Ebersole is a Baltimore County native that has served as a teacher in Howard County for 35 years, and a lifelong resident of the 12th district of Maryland.
He was born to a family of teachers and is an alumnus of the Baltimore County Public School System. He went on to attend University of Maryland, College Park and graduated summa cum laude in the College of Education. He would later return to obtain his Masters of Science in Math Education.
Eric has been an active member of the community ever since. He served as an instructor and mentor for thousands of students at Wilde Lake High School for over 20 years. While there, he was an advisor for the Student Government Association and National Honor Society.
At Wilde Lake he met his future wife, Tara, a biology teacher. After starting his family, Eric was instrumental in helping to open Reservoir High School as the Chair of the Math Department. He then continued as Department Chair at Marriotts Ridge High School before returning to Reservoir. Throughout his career Eric has been honored to receive numerous awards including the Senior Class Teacher of the Year at Wilde Lake High School and the Outstanding Mathematics Teacher of the Year Award from the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
In his personal life, Eric has been involved as a youth group organizer and has given his time to local charitable organizations such as the Maryland Food Bank. As part of his work in and out of his Church, Eric has gone on numerous service trips across the US and Latin America. As a Musician for 15 years, Eric has been actively involved in the community setting up events like that of Frederick Road Fridays and the Catonsville Arts Fest.
Eric’s life experiences and commitment to service have given him a well-rounded and fundamental understanding of the challenges that Maryland faces. While serving, Eric’s focus will be on our children’s education, the economy, and our environment. As a career teacher, Eric believes that we must balance accountability and innovation in our schools. Further, he understands that a strong economy is connected to a strong educational system. Maryland should be on the front line of sustainable job growth by closing the skills gap and attracting STEM job opportunities, steps that will prepare our workforce for the future. As Marylanders, we should promote capital projects for renewable energy, and Eric believes that we must protect and preserve the natural resources of our state. Environmental protection not only supports our economy, but also our quality of life and public health.