Tisha Edwards

Tisha Edwards, interim superintendent, Baltimore City schools (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun photo / July 2, 2013)

What was the hardest lesson you've learned so far?

"It's easy to be misunderstood."

What's a fact about yourself that will surprise people?

"I share the same zodiac sign as Oprah Winfrey -- my idol. I aspire to be as bold, courageous and generous as Oprah."

What do you do to relax?

"I try to find a quiet space to enjoy a Baskin Robbins Cookies & Cream ice cream shake."

Your (other) dream job would be ...

"A dance teacher."

What's on your playlist?

"Sade, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson and Yolanda Adams."

What is your favorite book?

"The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom."

What's your favorite vacation destination?

"Anywhere I can get my Granny Bea to join me (and she only travels by car, bus or train)."