Guthrie Receives McDaniel College Bailer Award
Release Date: 3/24/2011 11:14:38 AM
Stephen H. Guthrie, Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools, has been named as the recipient of McDaniel College’s Joseph R. Bailer Award. This prestigious award, named for one of the College’s most highly respected career educators, is presented each year to a McDaniel College master’s degree recipient who has made a significant contribution to the field of education. Guthrie earned his master’s in Counselor Education from McDaniel College in 1984.
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. Guthrie was promoted to human resources in 1991 and became the director of the department in 2001. He then served eight years as Assistant Superintendent of Administration before being named Superintendent of Schools in 2010.
Guthrie was an adjunct instructor at McDaniel College for 10 years in both the Counseling and Education programs. He also was a visiting professor and interim coordinator of the Counselor Education program at McDaniel. In addition, Guthrie served for six years as a member of the Professional Standards in Teacher Education Board and has worked on many task forces, boards, and committees at the local and state levels.
The family of Joseph R. Bailer established the award to honor Dr. Bailer’s career as chairman of the McDaniel Education department and director of the graduate program for 1949-71. Bailer was a primary contributor to the growth of the graduate program and influenced the lives of hundreds of McDaniel College students, many of whom have gone on to leadership roles in educational programs in Maryland and beyond.