The Maryland State Board of Education today announced that Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, Secretary of Education for the Delaware Department of Education, has been selected the State’s next State Superintendent of Schools.
Lowery will take the helm of the state school system on July 1, according to the Maryland State Department of Education. She will succeed Interim State Superintendent Bernard J. Sadusky.
The State Board will take official action on Dr. Lowery’s appointment at its next scheduled meeting, Tuesday, April 24. Dr. Lowery will begin scheduling a series of public meetings to listen and learn from education, parent, civic, legislative, and other public and stakeholder groups.
“I am very excited to join an outstanding educational system, and look forward to working with Maryland educators across the state,” said Dr. Lowery. “The success of the State of Maryland’s public education transformation agenda, just as the national agenda, is an economic must and the means to future success for our youngest citizens. For our nation’s children to be prepared to thrive in the 21st century economy, creating and attaining jobs that will sustain them and their families, the system of education must ensure that student performance expectations for Marylanders are comparable to performance expectations of children across the nation and the world.”