Maryland State Department of Education

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Maryland Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Lillian Lowery
FY 2013 Budget:$7.49 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Maryland State Department of Education oversees public K-12 instruction in Maryland. The department managed 1,424 schools and 869,113 students during the 2012-13 school year.[2]



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See also
Maryland Superintendent of Education
List of school districts in Maryland
Public education in Maryland
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Maryland State Department of Education reads:[3]
The mission of MSDE is to provide leadership, support, and accountability for effective systems of public education, library services, and rehabilitation services.[4]


The current Superintendent of Education is Lillian Lowery. The following list details her cabinet officials:[5]

  • Chief Academic Officer: Jack Smith
  • Chief Financial Officer: Stephen Brooks
  • Chief Performance Officer: Penelope Thornton Talley
  • Chief of Staff: John White
  • Executive Director: Anthony South
  • Legal Counsel: Elizabeth Kameen
  • Special Assistant to the State Superintendent: Special Projects: Cindy Hasselbring

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has 10 divisions managed by the officials listed below:

  • Academic Policy and Innovation: Mary Gable
  • Business Services: Robert Crawford
  • Career and College Readiness: Katharine Oliver
  • Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability: Henry Johnson
  • Early Childhood Development: Rolf Grafwallner
  • Educator Effectiveness: Jean Satterfield
  • Library Development and Services: Irene Padilla
  • Rehabilitation Services: Suzanne Page
  • Special Education/Early Intervention Services: Marcella Franczkowski
  • Student, Family and School Support: Maria Lamb

State Board of Education

The Maryland State Board of Education is the main policy-setting body that oversees elementary and secondary education in the state.[6] Each school district has its own school board. The board not only establishes the education policies and standards but also approves the annual budget. The state board consists of 12 board members who are appointed by the governor. Members may serve two four-year terms. Student members serve a one-year term. The superintendent is selected by the board for a renewable four-year term. The superintendent also serves as secretary-treasurer to the board but does not have a vote.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Maryland State Department of Education:[5]

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