Martirano Appointed to Governor's Stem Task Force

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 24, 2008)—Dr. Michael J. Martirano, superintendent of schools for St. Mary's County, has been appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley to serve on the Governor's P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Task Force.

The STEM Task Force is one of several leadership committees that make up the Governor's P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland. The Leadership Council is critical to the creation of a community of learning that strives for the highest levels of excellence throughout all levels of education and the workplace in the State of Maryland.

Dr. Martirano implemented the STEM Academies in St. Mary's County Public Schools during the 2007-2008 school year. STEM Academies offer students with advanced skills and interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics a specialized program with rigorous and unique instruction in state-of-the-art classrooms, research laboratories, and e-learning labs. STEM Academies currently exist at Lexington Park Elementary School, Spring Ridge Middle School, and Great Mills High School, but serve public school students throughout St. Mary's County.

Source: St. Mary's County Public Schools

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