Dr. Wright Appointed Md. Superintendent Of Schools

She was serving in that position in an interim capacity.

Dr. Carey Wright, Md. Superintendent of Schools 





Baltimore, Md (KM)( In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the Maryland State Board of Education chose Doctor Carey Wright as the next State Superintendent of Schools.  Doctor Wright had been serving  as Interim Superintendent since October 23rd, 2023.

She will start her four year term on July first, 2024 with a salary of $360,500 annually, according to the Maryland State Department of Education.

In her career as an educator, Doctor Wright has worked in Prince George’s, Montgomery and Howard Counties as a public school teacher, principal, director of special education and associate superintendent. Doctor Wright was Chief Academic Officer for the Washington DC Public School System.

Prior to coming to Maryland to be Interim Superintendent,. Doctor Wright served for  nine years as State Superintendent of Schools in Mississippi.

“I am honored to be selected as the State Superintendent of Schools for Maryland and I’m grateful to the State Board of Education for this amazing opportunity. Growing up in Maryland, I know how good our schools  are and how much better we can be,” says Dr. Wright,  in a statement. “I believe by advancing literacy and mathematic for every child at every level from pre-kindergarten to high school graduation, we can prepare students for the career pathway they choose and success in life. Our work will bring transformational change and elevate public education in ways that twill benefit today’s students and future generations.”



By Kevin McManus