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Michael J. Martirano

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education

Dr. Michael J. Martirano is a Senior Fellow for the Center for Digital Government. He is a seasoned educational leader, serving over 40 years in the public education sector. He has served as a science and math teacher, a principal and assistant principal at the elementary, middle and high school levels, a central office administrator, a local superintendent in two counties in the state of Maryland and as the state superintendent of schools for the great state of West Virginia. 


He holds a bachelor of science degree and two masters of education degrees from the University of Maryland and a doctorate in School Management and Instructional Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Additionally, he is a completer of the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance program at American University in Washington, DC. He the recipient of over thirty awards and honors during his distinguished career including being named the Outstanding Alumni from the College of Education at the University of Maryland, the Most Admired CEO and the Innovator of the Year by the Daily Record in the state of Maryland and the Exceptional School Superintendent Leadership Award given by the National Center for Children and Families.