Smar­ick re-elected Mary­land School Board pres­i­dent

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BAL­TI­MORE — The Mary­land State Board of Ed­u­ca­tion July 18 unan­i­mously re-elected Kent Is­land’s own An­drew R. Smar­ick as pres­i­dent, and re-elected Ch­ester Finn of Chevy Chase as vice pres­i­dent.

Smar­ick is the Mor­gridge Fel­low in Ed­u­ca­tion at the Amer­i­can En­ter­prise In­sti­tute. In ad­di­tion, Smar­ick has been an ed­u­ca­tion aide at the White House Do­mes­tic Pol­icy Coun­cil and Deputy As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary at the U.S. De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion. Ear­lier in his ca­reer, he served as a leg­isla­tive aide to a mem­ber of the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Mary­land and mem­bers of the Mary­land Gen­eral Assem­bly. He also served as Deputy Com­mis­sioner of the New Jer­sey De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Smar­ick was a mem­ber of Gov­er­nor Robert Ehrlich’s Com­mis­sion on Qual­ity Ed­u­ca­tion. He helped found a col­legepreparato- ry char­ter school and the Na­tional Al­liance for Pub­lic Char­ter Schools and was a found­ing board mem­ber of 50CAN. A prod­uct of Mary­land’s pri­mary and se­condary pub­lic schools, Smar­ick earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree, summa cum laude and with hon­ors, from the Univer­sity of Mary­land, Col­lege Park, and a mas­ter’s de­gree in pub­lic man­age­ment from the Univer­sity of Mary­land School of Pub­lic Pol­icy. He lives in Stevensville with his wife and three chil­dren.


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