Nancy Grasmick joins Kennedy Krieger Institute

Former State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick has joined the staff of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a renowned special education and research institution, where she will lead a new Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education. 

The Institute announced this week that Grasmick, who started her career teaching deaf children at William S. Baer School in Baltimore, will serve as the director of the newly formed center which they said would "mentor and train current and future leaders in special education who have an advanced understanding of learning in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities."

Grasmick will help mentor the fellows, which would include special education teachers, administrators and school-based clinicians, Kennedy Krieger said in a release.

According to the school, Gramick would help create programming that would "support the translation of neuroscience and behavioral science to the classroom."

This is the second high-profile project Grasmick has taken on since retiring in June 2011, after leading Maryland's school system for 20 years. In March of last year, Grasmick joined Towson University as a presidential scholar to help overhaul its teacher training program.

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