Lillian Lowery, Delaware’s Secretary of Education, is slated to become Maryland’s new Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2012. As reported by the Annapolis Capital:
The State Board of Education will act on the appointment at its meeting Tuesday. Before taking the position, Lowery plans to meet with education, parent, civic and legislative groups.
Lowery has been secretary of education in Delaware since 2009 and is credited with leading the state to be the first to get a federal Race to the Top grant.
Before that, she served three years as the superintendent of a Delaware county school district and was an assistant superintendent in Fairfax County, Va. She also has held teaching and other administrative positions in schools.
Additional coverage can be found in the Baltimore Sun (limited free views available).