ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 30, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement today following the announcement that Dr. Nancy Grasmick will retire as Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools:
“This morning, Dr. Nancy Grasmick, Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools since 1991, notified me of her intent to retire effective June 30, 2011.
“I want to thank Dr. Grasmick for her service to the children, parents, and educators of our state as she steps down from her role as State Superintendent. From her days teaching deaf children in Baltimore City, to now serving as the head of America’s number one public school system, Dr. Grasmick has been long-regarded as a champion for many of the progressive reforms we’ve implemented in Maryland. These same reforms have helped build the foundation for the nation’s top-ranked schools.
“I want to wish Dr. Grasmick the very best in her future endeavors, and thank her for her years of service to the people of our State.”