Martirano Appointed to Md. Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board

ANNAPOLIS (September 13, 2010) – Michael J. Martirano, Ed.D. was appointed today by Governor Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board as a representative of local Superintendents of Schools. Martirano is the Superintendent of St. Mary’s County Public Schools. His appointment was made with the advice and consent of the State Senate.

The Maryland Longitudinal Data System (LDS) Center Governing Board members and the Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) will be joined by gubernatorial appointees representing local superintendents of schools and four members of the public. The Governing Board is an independent unit of State government responsible for the logistical, phase in and organizational plans for the LDS Center. The Board will also be responsible for the policies and oversight related to privacy laws.

“The education appointments made today to the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board will help Maryland fulfill its Race to the Top education goals,” said Governor O’Malley in a prepared statement. “Under the supervision of this Governing Board, this center will provide data to Maryland’s Pre-K to 12 education, higher education and workforce and economic development agencies that are essential to the development and sustainability of our reform efforts. Maryland remains the nation’s number one public school system and it’s our goal to continue implementing strategic reforms, allowing our students to not only compete with their peers across the nation, but to be globally competitive as well.”

Martirano has served at Maryland public schools for 20 years and has recently earned the 2010 Maryland Society for Education Technology Outstanding Leader in Education Award and the 2009 Public School Superintendent’s Association Maryland State Superintendent of the Year Award. Dr. Martirano earned his Doctorate of Education at Nova Southeastern University and is a resident of St. Mary’s County.

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