Smarick re-elected Maryland School Board president
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.
ANDREW R. SMARICK