Susan Burkinshaw

January 20, 2016 | Susan Burkinshaw

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Snow Day Prep

This past fall my husband and I made the trek to Ohio State to watch the Terps play the Buckeyes. Although it was a beautiful day and an exciting game, what I enjoyed most was the Bloody Mary that one of our cousins’ friends made for us at the pregame tailgate. I’m not sure what […]

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June 5, 2015 | Susan Burkinshaw

Susan Burkinshaw

Open Letter to Montgomery County Board of Education on Draft Child Abuse and Neglect Policy

Dear Montgomery County Board of Education Members: Abuse thrives in secrecy – in 2012 the Maryland State Board of Ed directed you to take concrete steps to protect children in schools. Your response was silence. In September of 2014, MCPS, under the direction of Dr. Joshua Starr, began to respond to media attention to “isolated” […]

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November 4, 2014 | Susan Burkinshaw


What Else Are They Hiding From Us?

Over the years as a child safety advocate I have worked very closely with the Montgomery County Public Schools in my cluster to make sure that when there is a serious incident at the school where one of my children attends that the information is shared proactively to allay panic in the community. I can […]

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September 29, 2014 | Susan Burkinshaw

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When Popcorn Becomes Deadly…

What should you do if someone eats something and they tell you their tongue feels itchy? Immediately ask them if they have a known allergy, ask them if they have an EpiPen and administer the dose of epinephrine, then call 9-1-1 (From Don’t wait – time is precious. On Friday night, my kids were […]

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February 7, 2013 | Susan Burkinshaw


Beyond the SNAP Challenge

This week, February 2-8, 2013, Councilmember Valerie Ervin challenged Montgomery County residents and community leaders to join her in a challenge to live on a SNAP budget for a week. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a federal program that allows qualified individuals to purchase food to […]

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