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Grasmick appointed to Maryland School for the Blind’s board of directors

Nancy S. Grasmick

Nancy S. Grasmick has been appointed to the board of directors of the Maryland School for the Blind.

Grasmick, who recently retired as Maryland State Superintendent of Schools after nearly 20 years in the position, began her career in education as a teacher of deaf children at the William S. Baer School in Baltimore. Over the next 30 years, she served as a classroom and resource teacher, principal, supervisor, assistant superintendent, and associate superintendent.

The Maryland School for the Blind, in northeast Baltimore, is a private, statewide resource center providing outreach, school and residential programs to children and youth from infancy to age 22 who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.

Edward J. Veilleux, chairman of the school’s board, said of Grasmick: “Her tenure at the Maryland State Department of Education and her long interest in serving students with disabilities will make her a perfect addition to the board.

“She will be very helpful as the school continues to work on its ten-year campus master plan to renovate and update its facilities and programs to meet the needs of its student population. Her expertise will support the school’s efforts to broaden its outreach to local school systems in order to assist them in serving students that remain in their districts.”