Superintendent Search Update

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Message from the Board of Education President:

The Caroline County Board of Education is continuing through the process of hiring the next superintendent of schools. By far, this is the most important job we do as a Board, and I’m happy to update staff and community as much as possible on our progress.

Earlier this school year, the Board, through its search consultant, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE), conducted a survey for staff and community that inquired about the characteristics they desired in a new superintendent. Once that was complete, the position was advertised nationally and the Board received a number of applications from quality candidates.

In February and March, the Board interviewed selected candidates and determined three outstanding finalists. Finalists names are being kept confidential so their currently held positions are not adversely affected. However, we did solicit feedback from a representative stakeholder group who met with finalists. Their feedback, along with our information from interviews, will be integral to our final selection.

Once the Board has chosen a candidate, we will seek approval from the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools (as per Maryland law), as well as negotiate a contract that protects both our system and the prospective superintendent. We anticipate being able to announce the new superintendent of schools no later than the end of May.

James A. Newcomb, Jr.

President, Caroline County Board of Education