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Liz Bowie

Liz Bowie (state education)

I have been a reporter at the The Sun for the past 25 years. I began covering education in 1997, just after the first wave of reform in the Baltimore City school system.

After many years on the city school beat, I spent most of a year writing a series about two homeless boys who graduated from Lake Clifton High School. In 2005, I began covering statewide education issues and have since taken over the Baltimore County schools beat and filled in when necessary on city stories.

Erica Green (Baltimore City education)

I am one of the newest additions to The Baltimore Sun, but my education experience outweighs my years in the business. I see this as an asset as I begin my journey of covering Baltimore City schools.

Before moving to Baltimore, I primarily covered Frederick City Hall for The Gazette. My journalism experience also includes reporting on crime for the Chicago Sun-Times while obtaining my master's degree in journalism at Northwestern University, and I interned at The Baltimore Sun during my undergraduate studies at Goucher College.

I gained some teaching experience while at Goucher, too. In 2006, I traveled to Grahamstown, South Africa, to teach English and math to impoverished and intelligent children. It was a challenging yet fulfilling experience.

A native of Baltimore's Park Heights neighborhood, I attended Arlington and Dickey Hill elementaries before moving to Howard County, where I finished middle and high school. My parents are retired Howard County educators, and I met my mom while I was a student in her seventh-grade math class. She and my dad, a retired principal in Howard County, took me out of foster care and into their home. I think it's fitting that I am the proud product of educators, who have afforded me an up-close-and-personal look at the impact education can have on a child. I am elated that I get to cover education in my hometown.
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