In the Community

Dr. Grasmick is involved in many endeavors outside of Towson University—all related to her dedication to education.

This page is devoted to keeping the Towson University community informed about her many other activities, board memberships and publications. There are many instances where these intersect and complement her initiatives at TU. Additional information can be found on Dr. Grasmick’s Facebook page.

Commentaries and Opinions

Name Date Publication
Frederick's LYNX school could provide a next-generation high school model for Maryland October 4, 2018 Baltimore Sun
We’ve got to teach special education teachers to be leaders as well as educators February 1, 2018 Hechinger Report
“Go big or go home” on MD. Education January 22, 2018 Baltimore Sun
The Good News in Education June 23, 2017 Baltimore Sun
A conservation – based education is key to sustain our environment April 3, 2017 Baltimore Sun
The Brain-Health Effect March 22, 2017 Education Week

Bringing a Healthy Brain to School

March 20, 2017 Education Week
A primer on school choice November 30, 2016 Baltimore Sun
Want more teachers? Improve teaching October 10, 2016 Baltimore Sun
Support high academic achievers, too January 31, 2016 Baltimore Sun
Inextricable bond:  education, business January 17, 2016 Baltimore Sun
Understanding the brain in education January 3, 2016 Baltimore Sun
Education’s key resource:  parents February 14, 2016 Baltimore Sun
The perfect early education equation December 20, 2016 Baltimore Sun
A modern high school model for Md. December 5, 2015 Baltimore Sun
Teaching teachers to teach STEM July 10, 2014 Baltimore Sun

Board Memberships

  • America Achieves Advisory Board (national)
  • American University – College of Education Dean’s Advisory Council
  • BGE’s Smart Energy Education – Advisory Council
  • Catholic School Board
  • Carson Scholars Foundation – President (national)
  • Calvert Educational Services – Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute Board – President of the Board
  • Institute for Student Achievement – Princeton University
  • Johns Hopkins National Advisory Board
  • McGraw Prize in Education with University of Southern Arizona (national) - Judge
  • Living Classrooms Foundation
  • Maryland Family Network
  • Maryland School for the Blind
  • National Aquarium Board
  • National Math & Science Board
  • Peabody Conservatory Board of Visitors
  • President’s Advisory Board – Notre Dame University
  • University of Baltimore Schaefer Center for Public Policy Board
  • The Educational Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Towson University Board of Visitors
  • University of Maryland College Park – UTeach Advisory Council

Awards and Recognition

  • October 2020, Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education (MCGATE) Legacy Award
  • July 2019, Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) Excellence in Education Award
  • February 2018, Appointed College Park Professor at UMD College of Education by President Wallace Loh
  • 2018 Women of Influence, I-92 Business Magazine
  • 2017 ICON Honors, The Daily Record
  • 2017 Trailblazer in Education Award, The Center Club’s Women in Business
  • 2016 William Donald Schaefer Award, William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore
  • 2016 Beacon of Light Award, Baltimore Teacher Network
  • 2016 (Inaugural class) Maryland Business and Civic Hall of Fame, Baltimore Sun
  • 2016 Torchbearer Award, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter, National Coalition of 100 Black Women
  • Dr. Grasmick served as a quarterly guest columnist for the Baltimore Sun from December 2015 through February 2016.
  • Dr. Grasmick was interviewed for and included in the report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation series “Laggards to Leaders: How Three States Found Their Way Forward” (2015)
  • 2015 Woman of the Year, Baltimore County Commission for Women
  • 2015 Jay Tucker Award for Outstanding Leadership in Arts Education, Arts Education for Maryland (AEMS) Alliance
  • 2014 Innovator of the Year, for All SySTEMs Go, The Daily Record
  • 2014 President’s Award, National Association for Gifted Children
Revised 11/13/2020