[photo, Karen B. Salmon, Maryland Interim State Superintendent of Schools] KAREN B. SALMON, Ph.D.
State Superintendent of Schools, 2016-21

State Superintendent of Schools, July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021 (interim superintendent, June 1-30, 2016). Secretary-Treasurer, State Board of Education, 2016-21. Deputy State Superintendent for School Effectiveness, 2016 (assistant superintendent for college & career readiness, 2015-16; interim deputy state superintendent, 2016).

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2016-21; Children's Cabinet, 2016-21. Chair, School Safety Subcabinet, 2018-21. Chair, Interagency Committee on School Construction, 2016-18; Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2016-21; Superintendent's Family Engagement Council, 2016-21. Co-Chair, Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature, 2016-17; Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Schools Stakeholder Work Group, 2016-21.

Member, Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept, 2016-17; Commission to Review Maryland's Use of Assessments and Testing in Public Schools, 2016-17; Task Force to Study the Implementation of a Dyslexia Education Program, 2016-17; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2016-17; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, 2016-17; Chair, Governing Board, Maryland Center for School Safety, 2016-18. Member, Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2016-21; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2016-21; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2016-21; Commission on Climate Change, 2016-21; College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2016; Correctional Education Council, 2016-21; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2016-21; Education Commission of the States (Maryland Education Council), 2016-21; Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, 2016-21; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2016-21; Financial Education and Capability Commission, 2016-21; Maryland 529 Board, 2016-21; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2016-21; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2016-21; Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, 2016-21; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2016-21; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2016-21; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2016-21; Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2016-19; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2016-21; Council on Open Data, 2016-21; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2016-21; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2016-21; Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, 2016-21; Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers, 2016-21; Work Group to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, 2016-19. Member, Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2016-21; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2016-21; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2016-21; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2016-20; State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board, 2016-21. Member, Governor's Workforce Development Board (formerly Governor's Workforce Investment Board), 2016-21; Advisory Council on Workforce Shortage, 2016-21; Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2016-21; Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities, 2016-21; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2017-18; Work Group on Health in All Policies, 2017-19; Commission on the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Restorative Practices, 2017-19; State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness, 2017-21. Chair, State Early Childhood Advisory Council, 2017-21 (member, 2016-21). Co-Chair, Project Green Classrooms Initiative, 2017-21. Member, Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-21. Chair, Juvenile Services Education Programs Work Group, 2018-20; Work Group on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities, 2018-21; Interagency Commission on School Construction, 2018-21; Work Group to Study the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019. Member, Maryland Complete Count Committee, 2019-20; Work Group to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors, 2019-20; Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2019-21; Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2019-21; Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force, 2019-21. Chair, Student Data Privacy Council, 2019-21. Member, Task Force on Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys, 2020-21; Coronavirus Response Team, 2020-21; Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council, 2020-21; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2020-21; State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings, 2021; Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, 2021; Work Group on English Language Learners in Public Schools, 2021; Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission, 2021.

Member, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2022-.

Teacher and assistant principal, Caroline County public schools, 1976-88.

Superintendent of Schools, Talbot County, 2003-13 (assistant superintendent for instruction, 1997-2003; coordinator of services for exceptional children, 1988-97).

Superintendent of Schools, Bay Shore Union Free School District, New York, 2013-15.

Born in Harford County, Maryland, March 1953. University of Delaware, B.S. (speech communication), 1975; University of Maryland, College Park, M.A. (special education), 1976; Ph.D. (special education & administration), 1986. Instructor, University of Maryland, College Park, 1979-81. Influential Marylander in Education, Daily Record, 2017. Youth Service Award, Youth Service America, 2018. Power 100 List, Daily Record, 2021. Married.

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