Lillian Lowery: Delaware schools chief named Maryland state superintendent of schools - baltimoresun.com: Delaware Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery will move to Maryland to become the state's new school chief, the state school board announced Friday morning.
Under Lowery's leadership, Delaware was the first state to win a federal Race to the Top grant, which provided dollars in exchange for education reforms. Maryland was chosen in a second round.
Before her appointment to her current position in 2009, Lowery was the superintendent of schools in Delaware's largest school district. She also has experience as an assistant superintendent in Fairfax County, Va., and Fort Wayne, Ind. She taught English in Virginia and North Carolina.