NOSSMD Fall Conference October 15, 2021
Tiara Booker-Dwyer is the Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Career and College Readiness and Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). In this role, she leads career and technical education, and principal evaluation, school improvement, early college programs, and a variety of K-12 instructional areas. Prior to her current role, Ms. Booker-Dwyer served as Executive Director, Ombudsman, Technology Education Supervisor, Acting STEM Coordinator, and STEM Specialist for MSDE. She has been a Program Director for the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education where she developed strategic alliances and led stakeholder groups in the implementation of programs designed to prepare students for future job markets. Additionally, she has taught science at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Ms. Booker-Dwyer began her career conducting research and publishing in the field of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University before transitioning to the education sector, where she is now leading school improvement, leadership development, and career and technical education.
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