B.F.A., The Maryland Institute, College of Art; M.S., The Johns Hopkins University
Mr. Showalter joins the Bard Baltimore leadership team after serving as the school’s academic interventionist. Mr. Showalter has almost twenty years of experience in K-12 education in a variety of educational environments including a K-8 school in Chicago’s West Side, a British senior school in Greece, a high school for emotionally disturbed adolescents, and for eight years with high schools the Baltimore City Public Schools. Mr. Showalter had the honor of being appointed by the Baltimore Teachers Union as the only teacher on the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, also known as the Kirwan Commission. In 2021 the recommendations of the Commission became the landmark legislation known as The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.