Board of Education Names Guthrie as New Superintendent of Schools
Release Date: 3/31/2010 11:20:12 AM
At a special Board meeting held on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, the Board of Education of Carroll County appointed Stephen H. Guthrie as the new Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools. He will serve a four-term beginning July 1, 2010. Mr. Guthrie replaces Charles Ecker, who will be retiring on June 30, 2010, after serving for two years as Interim Superintendent and eight years as Superintendent.
Mr. Guthrie has over 30 years experience in public education. He began his career as a social studies teacher in 1978 and taught in both California and Pennsylvania before coming to Carroll County in 1982. Mr. Guthrie was promoted to human resources in 1991 and became the director of the department in 2001. For the past eight years, Mr. Guthrie has served as the school system’s Assistant Superintendent of Administration.
Mr. Guthrie and his wife Barbara reside in Finksburg with their son. Barbara Guthrie formerly was the Supervisor of Counseling for Carroll County Public Schools and currently teaches at Stevenson University. Mr. Guthrie also has two stepdaughters, both working in public education.
Mr. Guthrie was selected from among 22 applicants for the position of Superintendent. Upon review of all applications and preliminary interviews, the Board narrowed the list to four potential candidates. The final selection was made from among these candidates.