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The Montgomery County Board of Education officially appointed Dr. Jack Smith as superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. Read More
Read the Superintendent's employment contract amendment (8/31/2017)
Read the Superintendent's employment contract (3/8/2016)
Read the amendment to the Superintendent's employment contract (3/9/2016)
The Montgomery County Board of Education is pleased to announce the resumption of the national search for the next superintendent of schools for Montgomery County Public Schools, who will begin serving on July 1, 2016. Working in partnership with the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), the Board is committed to hiring the best person to lead our school system in the 21st century. The search will be guided by the
tenets of the school district's strategic planning framework
desired characteristics gathered in the spring of this year from input by stakeholders in Montgomery County
Please click here to view the job description for the position
On May 20, 2015, the Montgomery County Board of Education appointed Mr. Larry A. Bowers as interim superintendent of schools for the 2015-2016 school year. In the coming months, the Board will determine how it will move forward with the search for a new superintendent, who will begin serving on July 1, 2016.
On May 17, 2015, Dr. Andrew Houlihan, who was identified as a preferred candidate for superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, informed the Board he was withdrawing his name from consideration. The Board is continuing the process of searching for a new superintendent.
Read the Board President's statement
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) has provided to the Board of Education the Leadership Profile Assessment Report for a new superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools. The data contained in this report were obtained from a series of individual and focus group sessions held with key stakeholders, three open community forums, four general focus group meetings, and an online survey completed by more than 700 participants.
All Montgomery County citizens were invited to a series of public forums as part of the superintendent search process. The forums were intended to give MCPS students, staff, parents, and community members the opportunity to identify the educational priorities and leadership qualities they would like to see in the next MCPS superintendent.
FLYER: Information on the Superintendent's Search Public Forums in 7 languages.
Watch a special edition of Education Matters: Board of Education President Patricia O'Neill discuss the superintendent search with Hank Gmitro, President of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA)
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