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Lowery, Delaware Schools Chief, Takes Top Ed. Job in Maryland

Lillian M. Lowery, who has been Delaware's education secretary since 2009, will take over this summer as state superintendent in Maryland, the state education department announced today.

The Maryland board of education is scheduled to take official action on the appointment at its April 24 meeting. Lowery is officially scheduled to begin her Maryland duties on July 1.

Lowery succeeds longtime Maryland schools chief Nancy S. Grasmick, who retired from the position in 2011 after 20 years in that job. Bernard Sadusky had been serving as the interim superintendent.

Both Maryland and Delaware are federal Race to the Top grant winners.

Prior to her job as superintendent in Delaware, Lowery was a superintendent of the Christina school district, the largest in that state. She has also served as an assistant superintendent in Fairfax County, Va., schools. In all, Lowery has worked in education since 1976.

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