Alumnus Josh Michael elected Vice President of Maryland State Board of Education

Public Policy alumnus Joshua Michael (Ph.D. 2022) has been elected Vice President of the Maryland State Board of Education.

From the MSDE press release:
“The Maryland State Board of Education voted unanimously to elect Clarence Crawford as President and Dr. Joshua Michael as Vice President for the 2023-2024 term…
Dr. Michael brings a volume of experience to his service as Vice President of the State Board. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Sherman Family Foundation, which provides grants to non-profit organizations to promote education and opportunities for young people in Baltimore focusing on early childhood and K12 education.
Dr. Michael began his career as a middle school math teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools. Previously, Dr. Michael served as the Director of Baltimore School Partnerships at UMBC with the Sherman Scholars Program where he cultivated a pipeline of STEM educators and oversaw several signature partnership programs with Baltimore City schools including the UMBC-Lakeland partnership. As a high school student in 2005-06, he served as the student member of the State Board.
Dr. Michael received his Ph.D. from the UMBC School of Public Policy, and currently resides in Baltimore City with his wife, Leslie, and their three children. This will be the first term that Dr. Michael will serve as Vice President of the State Board.”
Congratulations Dr. Michael!