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Mohammed Choudhury named new State Superintendent of Schools

May 27th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Maryland State Board of Education appointed Mohammed Choudhury as the next Maryland State Superintendent of Schools.WBAL reports Choudhury will begin his term on July 1. Choudhury will replace Dr. Karen B. Salmon who will retire on June 30 after an education career spanning more than 45 years, including five years leading the Maryland State Department of Education.

Choudhury currently serves as associate superintendent and chief strategy, talent and innovation officer for the San Antonio Independent School District.

"When we set out on our search for Maryland’s next superintendent, our goal was to identify and hire the highest caliber candidate to build the future of education for all Maryland children. Considering Mr. Choudhury’s outstanding transformative accomplishments, we are completely confident that we have hired the right person, one who deeply cares about children," said Board President Clarence Crawford.

Choudhury is credited for helping to lead a transformation of San Antonio’s large school system, where 90% of students are economically-disadvantaged. Before he arrived in San Antonio, the district had an F-rating. Today, it is the fastest-improving large district in all of Texas.