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Governor Moore Appoints WCPS Teacher to Two Commissions

Posted January 11, 2024


Williamsport High School Spanish Teacher Dr. Aitza Haddad Núñez is poised to make an impact across Maryland after being appointed to two important positions by Governor Wes Moore. Dr. Haddad, who is in her first year teaching in Washington County Public Schools (WCPS), was recently appointed to serve on the Washington County Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Last month, she was appointed to serve as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

Dr. Haddad says, "I am truly honored and humbled by the recent appointments I received from Governor Wes Moore. I deeply appreciate Governor Moore's confidence and am excited about the opportunities these appointments bring to contribute further to the success of Maryland, the Hispanic community, Washington County, and WCPS. I look forward to contributing my talent and expertise, working collaboratively with the dedicated team at WCPS to achieve our shared community goals."

In addition to teaching Spanish at Williamsport High School, Dr. Haddad is an adjunct professor of Communication, Law, and Social Sciences at various colleges and universities, such as Hagerstown Community College where she teaches English as a second or foreign language. She previously worked at Howard University as a teaching associate/adjunct lecturer. Dr. Haddad is also the founder and director of Friendly Law, Inc.; a member of the editorial board for the Communication, Society, and Media Journal; and a policy fellow with the National Hispanic Media Coalition. Friendly Law, Inc. is a nonprofit that provides future, current, and former low-income law students with opportunities and assistance to begin their professional legal careers.

The Washington County Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission is one of 16 Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commissions established in Maryland by executive order. The commission advertises judicial vacancies, seeks recommendations for judicial candidates, establishes closing dates for the submission of judicial applications, and evaluates applicants based on numerous factors, including their integrity, temperament, legal knowledge, and professional experience.

The Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs is one of seven ethnic and cultural commissions the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives uses to engage and connect with Marylanders in order to understand and respond to the real-time needs of diverse communities.

Dr. Haddad received her J.D. from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Law School. She received er Ph.D. from the Howard University School of Communication.