Stephen H. Guthrie became Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools on July 1, 2010 for his first four-year term. In February 2014 Mr. Guthrie was re-appointed by the Board of Education to a second four-year term effective July 1, 2014 which will end on June 30, 2018.


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. He then served as the school system’s Assistant Superintendent of Administration for eight years before becoming Superintendent of Schools. In 2015 he was elected as the President of the Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland.  Further, he was honored as the 2015 Maryland Superintendent of the Year.

Mr. Guthrie has announced that he will not be seeking a third term.
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Mr. Stephen H. Guthrie, Superintendent
Carroll County Public Schools
125 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157
410-751-3128 (office)
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