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November 06, 2005|By ANICA BUTLER

Nancy M. Mann

Occupation

Interim superintendent of Anne Arundel County schools

In the news

Last week, the school board appointed Mann to succeed departing Superintendent Eric J. Smith on Nov. 24 until a permanent replacement takes over next year. Mann, who had a 35-year career in the school system before retiring in June, has pledged to reach out to educators and parents and to work with the board during her eight-month term.

Career highlights

Credited with helping develop the careers of many educators in the school system, she began in 1970 as a third-grade teacher at Harman Elementary School in Hanover. She was named director of elementary schools in 1985 and became assistant superintendent for instruction in 1993. She served on numerous committees with the Maryland State Department of Education, including co-chairing a task force on school improvement. She is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Education Advisory Council and the College of Notre Dame Advisory Board.

Personal

Mann, 58, is a native of Elkins, W.Va. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the former Fairmont State College in West Virginia, and a master's degree in administration and supervision from the Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Severn with her husband, John. Her family also includes a son, daughter-in-law and 2-year-old grandson.

Philosophy

"I believe students are first. In all decisions that are made, it should be asked, `What is best for the students,'" she said, adding that her philosophy includes a strong belief in teamwork.

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