Superintendent of Schools

Harford County Public Schools
Bel Air, MD
Minimum $200,000
Mar 09, 2018
Job Type

Harford County Public Schools is now accepting applications from experienced leaders. 

First  consideration application reviews will end on April 9, 2018. Interviews will be conducted in April and May, 2018. Position starts July 1, 2018.


  • Maryland superintendent certification is required
  • Knowledge of the  Maryland education system, laws, funding, curriculum and assessment
  • Willing to relocate to Harford County if not  a current resident
  • Competitive salary  and benefit package with minimum salary  of $200,000.

The Board of Education of Harford  County  and Harford County  Public Schools Seek a Superintendent Who is:

  • A leader  who  will  work  with the  Board in creating a dynamic long  term vision  for the  system that  includes opportunities for all students focusing on technical, arts, vocational and academic instruction.
  • An administrator with proven budget and  financial skills who  can articulate needs  to all stakeholders and advocate to secure, balance and allocate the needed and appropriate resources to meet  system priorities.
  • An experienced and innovative leader  who  listens  empathetically, values and responds to input from  staff, parents and  community and is committed to a collaborative and  transparent approach to problem solving.
  • A person of high  ethical and moral character who  respects, motivates, and empowers staff  and  encourages accountability and continuous improvement, while  accepting responsibilty for the  results.
  • A successful educator with strong diplomatic skills who  understands the unique characteristics of diverse communities and  works  with stakeholders to steward a vision  of racial  and cultural equity.
  • A child centered communicator who  will be active and  visible in the community who  will build bridges while  passionately advocating for  students.

About Harford County Public Schools

Approximately 37,500 students are enrolled in HCPS. The school system has the eighth largest  student enrollment of the 24 public school systems  in Maryland. Approximately 5,200 people are employed by the  school system to provide the necessary educational programs and  supporting services for the  students. 

Based  upon firm  beliefs in the  value  of youth and the  obligations of public education to educate each of them effectively, the Harford County public school system provides comprehensive instructional programs and related student activities for the  youth who  are currently enrolled. Half-day prekindergarten classes are available for four-year-olds at 19 of the  Harford County public elementary schools. Full day prekindergarten classes are available for  four­ year-aids at two of the Harford County public elementary schools. A systemwide kindergarten program begins public education for  five-year-olds with all 33 elementary schools offering full-day kindergarten. A carefully planned and appropriately sequenced curriculum extends learning from elementary, middle and high  school grades toward graduation. Special  programs and  services  are provided to accommodate the  unique needs  of each student, including those who  possess  exceptional abilities, talents and/or disabilities.

Harford County Public Schools has four  Nationally Certified Project Lead  the Way (PLTW) High  School programs, a National Academy Foundation (NAF) model program, National Merit  Scholarship Program Semifinalists each  year and students receiving International Residential Code  (IRC) certification through the Career  and Technology Education (CTE)  programs. In addition, HCPS has four magnet programs that  include the Science  and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High  School, the Global Studies  Program/International  Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Edgewood High  School, the  Natural Resources and Agricultural Science Magnet Program at North Harford High  School and Harford Technical High  School.

For more information and an application, visit or call  410-841-5414.