Board of Education Launches Superintendent Search Website

December 10, 2010
  The Montgomery County Board of Education announced the launch of a Superintendent Search website today that will serve as a clearinghouse of information for the community and potential candidates. 

  “We are committed to conducting the search for a new superintendent in a manner that fully engages our staff, students, parents and community,” said Christopher Barclay, board president. “This website is one way we will keep the public informed and provide information about our system to those who may be interested in the position.” 

  On Dec. 7, the Board of Education entered a contract with Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to assist in the search for a new superintendent of schools. Current superintendent, Jerry D. Weast, announced in August he would retire at the end of his current contract, on June 30, 2011, after 12 years leading Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). 

  Barclay said he expects the job to attract an excellent pool of candidates from across the nation.

  “MCPS has very strong community support, an outstanding staff and our students achieve at the highest levels,” Barclay said. “We are looking for a superintendent that will help us continue—and build upon—that success.” 

  Montgomery County Public Schools is the 16
th largest school system in the nation, with more than 144,000 students and about 22,000 employees. MCPS was a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. MCPS was also a finalist for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education, which honors large school districts that have improved student performance while narrowing racial, ethnic and socioeconomic achievement gaps.

MCPS Superintendent Search Website

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