STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS


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



State Superintendent of Schools since July 1, 2016 (interim superintendent, June 1-30, 2016). Secretary-Treasurer, State Board of Education, 2016-. 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-; 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-; 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-; 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, Work Group on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities, 2018-; Interagency Commission on School Construction, 2018-; Juvenile Services Education Programs Work Group, 2018-. Member, Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2019-; Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2019-; Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force, 2019-; Work Group to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors, 2019-. Chair, Work Group to Study the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019-; Student Data Privacy Council, 2019-.

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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