STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


[Photograph of Department Secretary]

NANCY S. GRASMICK, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools

State Superintendent of Schools since 1991.

Assistant Superintendent, 1978-85, and Associate Superintendent, 1985-89, Baltimore County Public Schools.

Special Secretary for Children, Youth, and Families, 1989-95. Secretary of Juvenile Services, 1991. Chair, Educational Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 1991-; Cabinet Council for Career and Technology Education, 1993-. Member, Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1989-; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1990-; State Coordinating Council (for residential placement of handicapped children), 1990-; Governor's Executive Council, 1991-; Work Force Investment Board, 1991-; State Information Technology Board, 1993-; Commission on Women's Health, 1994-; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-; Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1997-; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-; Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 1998-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland State Teachers College at Towson, B.S., 1961; Gallaudet University, M.S., 1965; The Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., 1979. Principal, Chatsworth School, 1974-78. Professional Advisory Board, Metropolitan Baltimore Association of Learning Disabled Children. President, Child Care Foundation. Chair, Advisory Council, The Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies. Phi Delta Kappa, The Johns Hopkins University. Board of Directors, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Humanitarian Award, March of Dimes, 1990. National Educational Administrator of the Year Award, 1992. Vernon E. Anderson Distinguished Lecture Award, University of Maryland, 1992. Distinguished Alumna of the Year, The Johns Hopkins University, 1992. Educator of the Year, American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES), 1996. Award for Professional Excellence in the Advancement of Public Understanding of the Law, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1996.

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