Superintendent Search

National Search for New Superintendent of Schools

The Board of Education of Baltimore County officially launched the search for a new superintendent for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) on March 1, 2023, with the hiring of an outside executive search firm. The Board approved a contract with McPherson and Jacobson LLC, to coordinate efforts to find a new superintendent for BCPS by July 1, 2023. 

Conducting a national search and identifying the best candidate as BCPS superintendent is one of the most important jobs of the Board of Education.

The search firm will assist the Board Education with critical pieces of the national search process including: Identifying the desired qualifications and characteristics of the next superintendent; facilitating the process for community input and engagement; identifying and fielding a pool of highly qualified candidates; coordinating the interview process; helping the Board narrow down a field of candidates; and advising the Board on an appropriate compensation package.

Read the press release
Submit an application
Announcement of Vacancy


Board of Education Selects Four Finalists for Final Interviews 

McPherson and Jacobson, LLC, the executive search firm coordinating efforts to find a new superintendent for Baltimore County Public Schools, has received applications from 24 candidates. The applicants come from 15 states and are comprised of current superintendents, central office administrators, and other educational leaders.

After careful review and deliberation, the Board has selected four finalists for a final round of interviews. The four finalists will be interviewed by the Board and members of keystakeholder groups that represent students, parents, multicultural and civic organizations, employee associations, and area advisory councils.

The interviews will be held the second week of May. Based on input from the stakeholder groups and information gathered by the Board, the preferred candidate will be identified.

Once the preferred candidate is identified, the Board will work to complete a final reference check and negotiate a contract in advance of the July 1 start date for the new superintendent. During this process, the Board remains committed to maintaining the confidentiality of candidates in order to find the best leader for BCPS.

List of Stakeholder Participants (Finalist Interviews) 

Community Engagement Report 

On April 18, executive search firm McPherson and Jacobson, LLC, presented the findings from the community engagement phase of the search process, including the desired qualifications and characteristics of the next superintendent. The 172-page report if based on the input from members of the Team BCPS community who participated in community meetings, focus groups and completed the online survey. This information will assist the Board of Education in determining the primary characteristics desired in the new superintendent. 

Read the Report







Community Forums

Community input meetings for staff and community members will be held in the evening covering each councilmanic district of Baltimore County between March 21-23, 2023.   The public is welcome to attend all community input meetings. Please see below for the dates, times, and locations:

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

7 – 8 p.m.

G. W. Carver Center for Arts and Technology – Auditorium

938 York Road
Towson, MD  21204

7 – 8 p.m.

Western School of Technology – Gymnasium

100 Kenwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21228


Wednesday, March 22, 2023

7 – 8 p.m.

New Town High School - Auditorium

4931 New Town Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD  21117

7 – 8 p.m.

Perry Hall High School – Auditorium

4601 Ebenezer Road
Baltimore, MD  21236


Thursday, March 23, 2023

*7 – 8 p.m.

Chesapeake High School - Auditorium

1801 Turkey Point Rd.
Baltimore, MD  21221

7 – 8 p.m.

Hereford Middle School – Cafeteria

712 Corbett Road,
Monkton, MD  21111


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Take the Superintendent Search Survey

The survey will close on April 1, 2023.

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Focus Groups

Focus groups with identified members (10-15) of the Board’s stakeholder groups will be held between March 20-23, 2023.


Baltimore County Student Council/Baltimore County Junior Councils/BCPS Students

Bargaining Units

Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO)
Council of Administrative and Supervisory Employees (CASE)
Educational Support Professional of Baltimore County (ESPBC)
Baltimore County Public School Organization of Professional Employees (BCPSOPE)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees – Local 434 (AFSCME)

Board Area Councils

Area Education Advisory Council (AEAC) – Coordinator
  • Central AEAC
  • Northeast AEAC
  • Northwest AEAC
  • Southeast AEAC
  • Southwest AEAC

Educational Councils/Foundation

Baltimore County Alliance of Black School Educators (BCABSE)
Career & Technology Educational Advisory Council (CTEAC)
Citizens Advisory Committee for Gifted/Talented Education (GTCAC)
PTA Council of Baltimore County
Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)
Education Foundation of Baltimore County

Community Associations

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Randallstown Chapter
  • Baltimore County Chapter


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