White named in­terim su­per­in­ten­dent for a sec­ond year

The Dundalk Eagle - - EDITORIAL -

The Board of Ed­u­ca­tion of Bal­ti­more County has voted to have Ver­letta White serve as in­terim su­per­in­ten­dent of Bal­ti­more County Public Schools for a sec­ond year. Her sec­ond one-year term will be­gin on July 1, 2018, pend­ing ap­proval by the Mary­land State De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Dur­ing her first year lead­ing the school sys­tem, White gal­va­nized Team BCPS around the pri­or­i­ties of lit­er­acy (in all sub­ject ar­eas) and school cli­mate.

In a state­ment re­leased to­day, White wrote: “For more than 25 years, stu­dents have been my pri­mary fo­cus; stu­dents will al­ways be my pri­mary fo­cus. As su­per­in­ten­dent, in­terim or per­ma­nent, my job is to en­sure ef­fec­tive teach­ing and learn­ing in safe learn­ing en­vi­ron­ments. My job is also to en­sure or­ga­ni­za­tional sta­bil­ity and in­struc­tional con­ti­nu­ity. Hav­ing said that, I am grate­ful to those who con­tinue to sup­port Bal­ti­more County Public Schools (BCPS).”

She con­tin­ued, “On Thurs­day, June 7, 2018, the Board voted to of­fer me the op­por­tu­nity to serve as in­terim su­per­in­ten­dent for the 20182019 school year. After a great deal of de­lib­er­a­tion and in con­sul­ta­tion with my fam­ily, I be­lieve the re­spon­si­ble de­ci­sion is to ac­cept the Board’s of­fer. I am grate­ful for the Board’s con­tin­ued con­fi­dence in my lead­er­ship.”

Re­gard­ing the ap­point­ment, Board Chair Ed­ward Gil­liss, Esq., said, “Last evening, the Board of Ed­u­ca­tion again ex­pressed its sup­port for Ver­letta White to serve as the sys­tem’s su­per­in­ten­dent. Mrs. White’s first­hand ex­pe­ri­ence in BCPS as a teacher, ad­min­is­tra­tor, and now as su­per­in­ten­dent will al­low her to con­tinue to lead the sys­tem for the ben­e­fit of our 113,000 stu­dents as well as our teachers and sup­port staff.”


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