By: David M. Higgins II

BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Board of Education has initiated its search for a new State Superintendent of Schools. A key step in this process is to identify the characteristics the state is seeking the new State Superintendent of Schools.

The Board invites your participation in this process to share your views by responding to the online survey by March 4th. 

The Board said in a Feb. 21, 2020 press release that they thank all of the community members, organizations and colleagues that share this information so that the residents can provide their input on the characteristics of the next Superintendent.

The State Board has retained the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA).

The State is seeking a new Superintendent of Maryland Schools after the December 4, 2020 announcement from current Superintendent, Dr. Karen Salmon that she will be stepping down when her term expired on June 30, 2020. Dr. Salmon has worked in the Public School Education field for over 40 years.

The Maryland State Board of Education, along with search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates have been conducting public meetings at state High Schools. A Southern Maryland public meeting was held on February 20, 2020, at Westlake High School. The forums scheduled by the State Board of Education will be used to help identify the characteristics necessary to help lead the State’s education system. 

Once all input provided through the online survey, regional forums, and other stakeholder input are gathered, the final report and Leadership Profile will be posted on the Maryland Public Schools website.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...