Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Education Trust is pleased to announce that Lillian M. Lowery, Ph.D., will join The Education Trust as its vice president for PreK-12 Policy, Research, and Practice.

In this position, Lowery will lead Ed Trust’s P-12 team by developing and implementing powerful strategies to focus national attention on inequities in public education as well as the actions necessary to close gaps in opportunity and to improve achievement.

Lowery brings with her a wealth of experience as an educator, district and state leader, and an education advocate. Most recently, she served as president and CEO of FutureReady Columbus, where she led a commission of representatives from across the Columbus, Ohio, region to focus on college and workforce readiness. Prior to her time in Ohio, she served as the education lead for two states, both as the state superintendent of schools for the Maryland State Board of Education and as the secretary of education for the State of Delaware.

Additionally, she served as superintendent of the Christina School District in New Castle County, Delaware; assistant superintendent in Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax County, Virginia; and area administrator for Fort Wayne Community Schools in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She also has school-level experience, having been a high school principal and assistant principal, a minority student achievement mentor, and a secondary English teacher.

“Lillian’s strongly held belief in the capacity of all children to learn to high levels, her expertise as an educator, and deep experience in the complexities of leading districts and states make her the ideal person to advance our equity agenda,” said John B. King Jr., president and CEO of The Education Trust. “I’ve had the honor to learn with, and from, her since our time together as state chiefs.”

“I am looking forward to working with her to improve the education of our nation’s most vulnerable youth.”