[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. Member, Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1989-; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1990-; State Coordinating Council (for residential placement of handicapped children), 1990-.

Secretary of Juvenile Services, 1991. Chair, Educational Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 1991-.

State Superintendent of Schools, 1991-. Secretary-Treasurer, State Board of Education, 1991-. Chair, Interagency Committee on School Construction, 1991-. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1991-; Education Coordinating Council, 1991-; Maryland Education Council, 1991; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1991-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, 1991-; Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, 1991-; Governor's Work Force Investment Board, 1991-. Board of Trustees, State Retirement and Pension System, 1991-. Chair, Cabinet Council for Career and Technology Education, 1993-. Member, State Information Technology Board, 1993-; Commission on Women's Health, 1994-98; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1994-; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 1994-; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-; Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996; State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings, 1996-; Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, 1996-; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98; Maryland Higher Education Investment Program Board, 1997-; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1997-; Task Force on Public Charter Schools, 1998; Task Force on School Construction Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship Programs, 1998-99; Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 1998-; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 1998-; Women's Health Promotion Council, 1998-; Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs, 1999-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 1999-; Task Force on Drivers' Education Programs in Maryland, 1999-. Co-Chair, Safe Schools Interagency Steering Committee, 1999-.

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. Marylander of the Year, Baltimore Sun, 1997. Speaker's Award and Medallion, House of Delegates, 1999. Named one of Baltimore's most influential people, Baltimore Business Journal, June 1999. President's Award, National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children, 2000. Engineering Education Leadership Award, Engineering Society of Baltimore, 2000. Top 100 Women in Maryland, Daily Record, 2000.

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