Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2016-; Children's Cabinet, 2016-. Chair, School Safety Subcabinet, 2018-. Chair, Interagency Committee on School Construction, 2016-18; Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2016-; Superintendent's Family Engagement Council, 2016-. Co-Chair, Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature, 2016-17; Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Schools Stakeholder Work Group, 2016-. 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, Advisory Council for Alternative Response, 2016-; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2016-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2016-; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2016-; Commission on Climate Change, 2016-; College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2016; Correctional Education Council, 2016-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2016-; Education Commission of the States (Maryland Education Council), 2016-; Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, 2016-; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2016-; Financial Education and Capability Commission, 2016-; Maryland 529 Board, 2016-; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2016-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2016-; Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, 2016-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2016-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2016-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2016-; Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2016-19; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2016-; Council on Open Data, 2016-; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2016-; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2016-; Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, 2016-; Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers, 2016-; Work Group to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, 2016-19. Member, Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2016-; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2016-; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2016-; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2016-; State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board, 2016-. Member, Governor's Workforce Development Board (formerly Governor's Workforce Investment Board), 2016-; Advisory Council on Workforce Shortage, 2016-; Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2016-; Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilties, 2016-; 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-. Chair, State Early Childhood Advisory Council, 2017- (member, 2016-). Co-Chair, Project Green Classrooms Initiative, 2017-. Member, Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-. Chair, Juvenile Services Education Programs Work Group, 2018-20; Work Group on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities, 2018-; Interagency Commission on School Construction, 2018-; Work Group to Study the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019. Member, Work Group to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors, 2019-20; Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2019-; Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2019-; Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force, 2019-. Chair, Student Data Privacy Council, 2019-. Member, Task Force on Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys, 2020-; Coronavirus Response Team, 2020-; Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council, 2020-; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2020-.
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. Married.
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