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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