Queen Anne's County
Appointed June of 2021
Andy Smarick was previously the chair of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and president of the Maryland State Board of Education. His other government experience includes serving as an aide in the White House Domestic Policy Counsel, deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives, New Jersey deputy commissioner of education, and legislative aide at the Maryland state legislature. Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and was a Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He helped found a college-prep charter school and the National Alliance for Public Charter schools. He has authored or edited four books. Smarick received a B.A. in government and politics, summa cum laude and with honors, from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Public Management from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.
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