Board of Education selects new superintendent

Posted at 6:08 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 07:19:48-04

Maryland's Board of Education selected Dr. Karen B. Salmon as the next State Superintendent of Schools. 

She's spent most of her career in Maryland's education system including 30 years on the Eastern Shore. Dr. Salmon started out as a special education teacher for Caroline County Public Schools. The Harford county native was unanimously selected to her new position and hopes this opportunity will allow her to continue to grow Maryland's schools.

"Maryland has an outstanding school system," Dr. Salmon said. "In every district there are jewels to our school system. But what I think is important is that we recognize that we still have challenges and I hope to be the one to help the board find out innovative solutions to deal with those challenges." 

Dr. Salmon became Talbot County Schools' Superintendent in 2003 and she was named Maryland's Superintendent of the Year in 2012. She will serve as the Acting State Superintendent starting June 1st and assume her role as State Superintendent a month later.