Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, based in Owings Mills, recently hired Chris Bugher as its director of secondary education and outreach. In her new position, Bugher will direct all school and volunteer recruiting, training and program management, as well as monitor and promote programs. Bugher, who has a bachelor's degree in psychology/elementary education from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a master's degree in education, reading/learning disabilities from Johns Hopkins University, held several business and education-related jobs before her appointment to this position. Her experience includes work as a teacher, reading specialist, educational consultant, business owner and nonprofit executive director. She also has prior experience with Junior Achievement, as she participated in some of its programs as a student.