Former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools – Nancy began her career as a teacher of deaf children at the William S. Baer School in Baltimore City and subsequently served as a classroom and resource teacher, principal, supervisor, assistant superintendent, and associate superintendent in the Baltimore County Public Schools system. In 1989, Governor William Donald Schaefer appointed her Special Secretary for Children, Youth, and Families; and, in 1991, the State Board of Education appointed her State Superintendent of Schools. Nancy is the longest serving state superintendent of education in the nation. After retiring as the state superintendent, Nancy was selected as the Towson University Presidential Scholar for Innovation in Teacher and Leader Education. In this role, she will be in charge of a campus-wide effort to prepare teachers and train educational leaders.