Maryland state superintendent resigns for new job

28 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Maryland schools superintendent to step down.

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Maryland’s State Superintendent, Dr. Lowery will become President and Chief Executive Officer of FutureReady Columbus, an education non-profit corporation with an initial focus on early childhood education, public policy, and community engagement “We are losing an extraordinary leader, a talented State Superintendent of Schools,” State Board President Guffrie Smith said. “Dr. Lowery has been the recipient of many awards, including the most recent, ‘Policy Leader of the Year’ award, ” in recognition of her many contributions to education. She positioned our State as a national leader in preparing students to be college and career ready.” Before that, she was the superintendent of schools in Delaware’s largest school district, Christina, where she closed a $17.5 million fiscal deficit and led the district back to solvency, according to the state’s education website. Lowery has also worked as assistant superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, and she was a school building administrator and English teacher in school districts in Virginia and North Carolina.

Smith is currently the Deputy State Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, and Chief Academic Officer at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Lowery’s caliber and national reputation join us in Columbus to help us prepare our kids for success in school and in life,” said Columbus Mayor Michael B.

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