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Executive Director Baltimore, MD

We are pleased to announce the completion of our search for the Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. After a national search, Virginia Roach has been named to this key position and will join CTY on August 3rd. Roach has been the dean of the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University since 2015 and previously held the same position at Bank Street College of Education in New York. She began her career teaching special education before moving into administration and has published more than 100 scholarly writings examining educational policy, inclusivity in schools, and leadership development, among other topics.

Roach earned her EdD in educational administration at Teachers College, Columbia University and an MAS in public administration from Johns Hopkins' School of Continuing Studies, a precursor to the current School of Education and Carey Business School. She has a BA from Michigan State University in special and elementary education. She served as the deputy executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education and was a professor and chair of the department of educational leadership at George Washington University. In March, Roach was recognized among 35 outstanding women in higher education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Additional information on Roach and CTY can be found in the press release

Ericka Miller led this search with Amy Segal.

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