The Board of Education has dedicated this page to keeping the public informed on our search for our next superintendent. At a work session on July 25, 2017, Superintendent Guthrie publicly announced that he will not seek a third four-year term when his current term expires on June 30, 2018.
Following Mr. Guthrie's announcement, the Board discussed its process and determined to explore contracting with the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) to conduct the search for a successor superintendent. Although MABE will conduct the search process, this webpage will link to MABE and continue to provide updates to the public.
The Board of Education of Carroll County has initiated its search for a new Superintendent of Schools. To help facilitate this process, the Board has contracted the services of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE), an agency that specializes in assisting boards with the process for the selection of candidates for educational leadership roles.
As part of the search for a new superintendent, open forums for the community will be held at locations throughout the county to help identify the qualities and characteristics community members want for the new superintendent. The following are the open forum date, times, and locations:
- Monday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m., in the Board Room at the Board of Education Offices, 125 North Court Street
- Monday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m., at Manchester Valley High School (media center), 3300 Maple Grove, Manchester
- Monday, November 13, 4:30 p.m., at Liberty High School (media center), 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.
- Monday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m., in the Board Room at the Board of Education Offices, 125 North Court Street
- Monday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m., at Manchester Valley High School (media center), 3300 Maple Grove, Manchester
- Monday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m., at Liberty High School (media center), 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.
Participants will be provided a brief presentation about the superintendent search and participate in group discussions. They also will be asked to answer three questions:
- What do you feel are the most positive things about Carroll County and Carroll County Public Schools?
- What characteristics and qualifications do you feel a superintendent should possess?
- What challenges do you think the new superintendent will face?
These questions can also be found on the school system website at: https://www.carrollk12.org/boe/Documents/StakeholderInputForm.pdf
Input from these forums will be compiled, presented to and used by the Board of Education to develop a brochure and advertisement to solicit candidates for the superintendent position. The brochure and advertisement will be posted on the Carroll County Public Schools website and placed in local, state, and national publications.
Individuals or groups that cannot participate in the forums are encouraged to email responses to the questions listed above to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail responses to Kathryn Blumsack, Maryland Association of Boards of Education, 621 Ridgely Avenue, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401. Responses must be received by Monday, November 13, 2017.
The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons with regard to its employment practices and in the provision of services, programs, and activities. The CCPS does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. The CCPS provides non-discriminatory access to school facilities in accordance with its policies and regulations regarding the community use of schools (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts). The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Gregory J. Bricca, Director of Research and Accountability, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3068.
The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Office of Community and Media Relations at 410-751-3020 or email@example.com, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities or the Supervisor of Community and Media Relations: Raymond Prokop, Director of Facilities Management, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3177, or Carey Gaddis, Supervisor of Community and Media Relations, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3020.