According to the March 30 edition of the Baltimore Sun and a story on WBAL, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Nancy Grasmick, is expected to announce today that she will retire in June. Later in the day, she confirmed that she submitted a retirement letter to Governor O’Malley. Dr. Grasmick is the nation’s longest-serving state schools superintendent and the first female to serve in that position in Maryland.
The state’s leading lawmakers had these reactions, as quoted from the Baltimore Sun:
Senate President Miller said “no one has done more” for K-12 education than Grasmick.
Senator Joan Carter Conway, chairwoman of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee called Grasmick “an icon in education” and “an expert in her field. “She has done the state well.”
Senator Roy Dyson, vice-chairman of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, added: “She can be so proud of what she has accomplished.”