An interesting online profile of Mohammed Choudhury, Maryland’s newly appointed Superintendent of Schools, details focus areas working in San Antonio, and forecasts some efforts he expects to bring to Maryland.
On the online education-focused site The 74 Million, correspondent Bekah McNeil offers background on Mohammed Choudhury, Maryland’s incoming Superintendent of Schools. The write-up discusses the Blueprint for Maryland and its decade-long implementation ahead, and meshes many of those ambitions with Choudhury’s background and priorities in Texas and elsewhere.
He’s a distinctive hire for the Maryland State Board of Education: a young man of color from outside the state, whose approach to changing the status quo has at times led to decisions that rankled parents, politicians, and teachers unions.
“I’m proud of disrupting the narrative around the expectations for children living in poverty, especially abject poverty,” said Choudhury, currently the Associate Superintendent of Strategy, Talent, and Innovation in San Antonio ISD.
Choudhury’s focus on the deepest forms of poverty has defined his work in Texas, and will follow him to Maryland as he takes the helm of implementing the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, a multi-billion dollar education finance law passed in 2021.
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