[photo, Karen B. Salmon, Maryland Interim State Superintendent of Schools] KAREN B. SALMON, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools

State Superintendent of Schools since July 1, 2016 (interim superintendent, June 1-30, 2016). Secretary-Treasurer, State Board of Education, 2016-. Deputy State Superintendent for School Effectiveness, 2016 (assistant superintendent for college & career readiness, 2015-16; interim deputy state superintendent, 2016).

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2016-; Children's Cabinet, 2016-. Chair, Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2016-; Interagency Committee on School Construction, 2016-; Superintendent's Family Engagement Council, 2016-. Co-Chair, Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Schools Stakeholder Work Group, 2016-; Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature, 2016-. Member, Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept, 2016-; Advisory Board on After-School and Summer Opportunity Programs, 2016-; Advisory Council for Alternative Response, 2016-; Commission to Review Maryland's Use of Assessments and Testing in Public Schools, 2016-; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2016-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2016-; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2016-; Commission on Climate Change, 2016-; College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2016; Correctional Education Council, 2016-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2016-; Task Force to Study the Implementation of a Dyslexia Education Program, 2016-; State Early Childhood Advisory Council, 2016-; State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care, 2016-; Maryland Education Council, 2016-; Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, 2016-; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2016-; Financial Education and Capability Commission, 2016-; Maryland 529 Board, 2016-; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2016-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2016-; Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, 2016-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2016-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2016-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2016-; Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2016-; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2016-; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2016-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, 2016-; Council on Open Data, 2016-; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2016-; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2016-; Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, 2016-; Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers, 2016-; Work Group to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, 2016-; Governing Board, Maryland Center for School Safety, 2016-; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2016-; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2016-; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2016-; Maryland Advisory Council for Virtual Learning, 2016-. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2016-. Member, Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2016-; Advisory Council on Workforce Shortage, 2016-; Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2016-; Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilties, 2016-.

Teacher and assistant principal, Caroline County public schools, 1976-88.

Superintendent of Schools, Talbot County, 2003-13 (assistant superintendent for instruction, 1997-2003; coordinator of services for exceptional children, 1988-97).

Superintendent of Schools, Bay Shore Union Free School District, New York, 2013-15.

Born in Harford County, Maryland, March 1953. University of Delaware, B.S. (speech communication), 1975; University of Maryland, College Park, M.A. (special education), 1976; Ph.D. (special education & administration), 1986. Instructor, University of Maryland, College Park, 1979-81. Married.

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