Kathy Stump joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP as an attorney with a practice focusing on education law. Stump expands the team of firm lawyers representing Maryland boards of education, local superintendents and school systems in federal and state courts, administrative hearings and mediations and arbitrations.
The team provides counsel and representation in a variety of matters, including student and employee disciplinary hearings and appeals, state and federal litigation and federal and state regulatory compliance. The team also advises school systems on state, federal and constitutional issues.
Stump brings experience in both law and education. Prior to joining CarneyKelehan, she was an instructional facilitator for nonpublic services and special education compliance for the Howard County Public School System. She facilitated due process and mediation, conducted investigations, represented schools, developed policies, ensured compliance with the state and federal regulations, provided legal guidance and supported counsel for the school system.
Previously, Stump was an educational program specialist for the Baltimore City Public School System where she supported schools in developing individualized education plans for students. She was an educational program specialist and special education compliance specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education.
In addition, Stump served as a teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools, the Maryland Correctional Training Center and Washington County Public Schools.
Stump holds a license to practice law in Maryland and U.S. District Court for Maryland. She earned her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, her Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University Maryland and her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from High Point University.