Born and raised north of England, Deputy Secretary of Education David Blowman graduated from the University of Leeds with a bachelor’s of arts in economics and political science before earning a master’s of science in policy analysis from Penn State University. He began with the state as tax policy analyst in the Delaware Department of Finance. After two years he moved to the State Budget Office, where he spent more than four years as a fiscal and policy analyst, the last three of which as the senior analyst responsible for Delaware’s public education budget.
In February 1999, Blowman was tapped by then-Secretary of Education Iris Metts to serve as executive assistant, a role he continued under former Secretary of Education Valerie Woodruff until 2002. For the past 10 years Blowman served as the chief financial officer for the Brandywine School District, guiding the district through three successful referenda and restoring its financial health. Blowman lives in Wilmington with his wife of 13 years, Sheryl. They have one daughter, Meredith, who attends 5th grade at Claymont Elementary School in the Brandywine School District.