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Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson is the deputy chancellor of Instructional Support and Educational Accountability at the Michigan Education Achievement System. Prior to this role, Maria served as superintendent of Seattle Public Schools. She led development of the "Excellence for All," strategic plan for improvement in student academic achievement. Maria is the former Superintendent of Charleston County School District in South Carolina, where she led a school system with 43,000 students, 5,500 employees and a $308 million budget. She served the students of Corpus Christi Independent School District in Texas as assistant superintendent, and she was the director of secondary instruction, a high school principal, and an assistant principal at St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado. Maria serves on a variety of non-profit boards advancing public education and supporting families and children. Maria holds a B.S. in Special Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln; a M.A. in Educationally Handicapped K-12 from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver. Maria is a 2003 graduate of the prestigious Broad Superintendent's Academy. She is a Fellow of the second class of the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.