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Somerset County Board of Education Selects Dr. Tasker-Mitchell to Serve as Next Superintendent of SCPS

Somerset County Public Schools Press Release

June 02, 2024


The Somerset County Board of Education has announced its decision to select Dr. Ava Tasker-Mitchell as the next Superintendent of Somerset County Public Schools (SCPS). Upon conclusion of a national search, Tasker-Mitchell emerged as the most qualified candidate to assume the role of Superintendent of Schools. Subject to formal appointment and approval of a contract, she will succeed Dr. John Gaddis, who served as Superintendent from 2013 to 2024, upon his retirement on June 30.

Board of Education Chairman, Mr. Bill McInturff shared, “We are fortunate for the opportunity to appoint a professional of Dr. Tasker-Mitchell’s caliber to lead our school system. Our decision has been approved by the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carey Wright, and we look forward to beginning to work with Dr. Tasker-Mitchell this summer. Together, we are optimistic about meeting our challenges and helping our students reach their academic potential while readying them for future success. The Board is grateful to Dr. Gaddis for his service to our community and we wish him well in his retirement.”

The Board plans to take formal action on the new Superintendent’s contract at its meeting on June 18, 2024. Tasker-Mitchell will officially begin as Superintendent on July 1, 2024.

Dr. Ava Tasker-Mitchell, recently named the next Superintendent of Somerset County Public Schools, will assume duties on July 1, 2024, pending contract negotiations & formal action by the Somerset Board of Education at the June 18, 2024 regular meeting.



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