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Maryland's Superintendents of Schools are dedicated educators and passionate advocates for public education. This page provides information about the role of superintendents in Maryland, as well as bios and contact info for the superintendent in each of the state's 24 public school districts.

About Superintendents in Maryland

Each of Maryland’s 24 local school systems is led by a Superintendent of Schools, who is ultimately responsible for the performance and safety of students, teachers, and staff in their district. While the specific qualifications, appointment process, and the authority of superintendents are specified in State law, each superintendent is really the instructional and operational leader of their system.


County superintendents are responsible by law for carrying out all federal, state, and local laws relating to public education, the policies of the State and county boards of education, and the rules and regulations of the county board. The superintendent is the sole employee of the county board of education. All other school system staff ultimately work under the direction and oversight of the superintendent. 


In Maryland, superintendents serve for a period of 4 years and must be appointed by the county board of education between February 1 and June 30. They may be reappointed to an unlimited number of terms.

To learn more about the powers and duties of county superintendents in Maryland, see §4-205 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

Superintendent Bios & Contact Information

  • Allegany County | Dr. Wendy Main
    Dr. Wendy Main Supervisor of Special Education and Blueprint Coordinator Email | Website
  • Anne Arundel County | Dr. Shannon Pugh
    Dr. Shannon Pugh Director of Community and School Based Programming Email | Website
  • Baltimore City | Sandi Jacobs
    Sandi Jacobs Executive Director for Strategic Resourcing and Blueprint Coordinator Email | Website
  • Baltimore County | Dr. Melissa Lembo Whisted
    Dr. Melissa Lembo Whisted Executive Director, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Academic Services Email | Website
  • Calvert County | Dr. Joe Sampson
    Dr. Joe Sampson Blueprint Implementation Coordinator Email | Website
  • Caroline County | Dr. Tara Downes
    Dr. Tara Downes Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Blueprint Implementation Coordinator Email | Website
  • Carroll County | Angie McCauslin
    Angie McCauslin Blueprint Administrator Email | Website
  • Cecil County | Wes Zimmerman
    Wes Zimmerman Director for Education Services Email | Website
  • Charles County | Christina Miller
    Christina Miller Coordinator of District Innovation Email | Website
  • Dorchester County | Regina Teat
    Regina Teat Director of Leadership and School Improvement Email | Website
  • Frederick County | Dr. Sarah Sirgo
    Dr. Sarah Sirgo Chief of Staff, Blueprint Coordinator Email | Website
  • Garrett County | Dr. Nicole Miller
    Dr. Nicole Miller Chief Academic Officer Email | Website
  • Harford County | Katie Ridgway
    Katie Ridgway Director of Strategic Initiatives Email | Website
  • Howard County | Timothy Guy
    Timothy Guy Director of Assessment and Reporting Email | Website
  • Kent County | Thomas Porter
    Thomas Porter Assistant Coordinator of Accountability & Implementation Email | Website
  • Montgomery County | Janine Bacquie
    Janine Bacquie Blueprint Implementation Coordinator Email | Website
  • Prince George's County | Dr. Kara Libby & Dr. Nina Jacks
    Dr. Kara Libby Strategic Initiatives Officer Email | Website Dr. Nina Jacks Project Manager Email
  • Queen Anne's County | Dr. Matthew Kibler
    Dr. Matthew Kibler Director of Accountability and Implementation Email | Website
  • St. Mary's County | Dr. Jeffrey Maher
    Dr. Jeffrey Maher Chief Strategic Officer Email | Website
  • Somerset County | Jill Holland
    Jill Holland Blueprint Implementation Coordinator Email | Website
  • Talbot County | Kristen Tilghman
    Kristen Tilghman Blueprint Implementation Coordinator and Director, Gifted & Talented Educ. Email | Website
  • Washington County | Dr. Kara Burhans
    Dr. Kara Burhans Strategic Iniatives Coordinator Email | Website
  • Wicomico County | Dr. Rick Briggs
    Dr. Rick Briggs Chief Academic Officer Email | Website
  • Worcester County | Dee Shorts
    Dee Shorts Chief Academic Officer Email | Website
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