Lillian Lowery

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Lillian Lowery
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Maryland Superintendent of Schools
In office
July 1, 2012 – Present
Years in position 3
PredecessorBernard Sadusky
Base salary$195,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedApril 2012
Appointed byMaryland State Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Delaware Secretary of Education
January 2009 - June 2012
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina Central University (1976)
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina (1978)
Ph.D.Virginia Polytechnic and State University (2004)
Place of birthGastonia, North Carolina
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Lillian M. Lowery is the current Maryland Superintendent of Schools. She has served in this position since July 1, 2012.[1]

Lowery previously served as Delaware Secretary of Education, a position she was appointed to in January 2009 by Governor Jack Markell and served until June 1, 2012.[2]


Lowery has worked in the education field since 1976. Beginning her career as an English teacher in Virginia, Lowery went on to serve three years as Superintendent of the Christina School District in New Castle County, Delaware, was an Assistant Superintendent in Fairfax County, Virginia, and an Area Superintendent in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was named Delaware Secretary of Education in 2009 and served in the role until she was appointed as Maryland Superintendent of Schools in 2012.[3]


  • EdD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2004
  • MA, Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1978
  • B.A., North Carolina Central University, 1976

Political career

Maryland Superintendent of Schools (2012-Present)

Delaware Secretary of Education (2009-2012)



Lowery was appointed as Maryland Superintendent of Schools by the state school board in April 2012, and was sworn in on July 1, 2012.[4]


Lowery was appointed as Delaware Secretary of Education by Gov. Jack Markell (D) in 2009.[2]

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Maine Department of Education

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bernard Sadusky
Maryland Superintendent of Schools
July 1, 2012 – Present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Delaware Secretary of Education
January 2009 - June 2012
Succeeded by
Mark Murphy