[photo, Joseph L. Shilling, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools] JOSEPH L. SHILLING, Ph.D. (1937-2012)
State Superintendent of Schools, 1988-91
Executive Director, Governor's School Enhancement Project, 1987-88
Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, 1977-85

State Superintendent of Schools, 1988 to May 1991. Resigned May 1991. Secretary-Treasurer, State Board of Education, 1988-91. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1988-91; Governor's Subcabinet for Children and Youth, 1988-90; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1990-91. Chair, Interagency Committee on School Construction, 1988-91; Education Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 1988-91; Education Coordinating Council for State Hospital Centers and Juvenile Institutions, 1988-91.

Member, Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1988-91; Interagency Child Care Council, 1988-91; Education Coordinating Committee, 1988-91; Maryland Education Council, 1988-91; Governor's Employment and Training Council, 1988-91; Maryland Executive Fellows Program Commission, 1988-91; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1988-91; Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Assistance, 1988-91; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1988-91; Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board, 1988-91; Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, 1988-91; Rehabilitation and Employment Advisory Commission, 1988-91. Board of Trustees for Maryland State Retirement and Pension Systems, 1988-91. Member, State Use Industries Advisory Committee, 1988-91; Governor's Volunteer Council, 1988-91; Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, 1989-91; Maryland 1992 Commission, 1989-91; Governor's Task Force on Self-Esteem, 1990-91; Task Force on the Charles H. Hickey, Jr., School, 1991.

Teacher and Administrator, Carroll County Public Schools, 1961-71.

Superintendent of Schools, Dorchester County, 1971-77.

Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, 1977-85.

Director, Eastern Shore of Maryiand Educational Consortium, 1985-87. Member, Task Force on School Construction Finance, 1987. Executive Director, Governor's School Enhancement Project, 1987-88.

Superintendent of Schools, Queen Anne's County 1991-96

Born in New Windsor, Maryland, July 25, 1937. Western Maryland College, B.S., 1960; University of Maryland, College Park, M.Ed., 1965; Ph.D., 1984. Member, American Association of School Administrators; American Association of School Business Officials; American Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; Council of Chief State School Officers; Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers. Service Above Self Award, Cambridge Rotary, 1975. Research Award, Maryland Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1983. Joseph R. Bailer Award for Distinguished Career in Education, Western Maryland College, 1985. Member, St. John's Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, Maryland. Married; seven children, one stepchild. Died in Fort Myers, Florida, August 7, 2012. Buried at Trinity Church Cemetery, Church Creek, Maryland.

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