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Welcome to the Somerset County Public School System webpage! It is a great honor to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. Over the last year I have enjoyed working with staff, parents, school groups and community organizations as we strive to make Somerset County Public Schools the top performing school system in the state of Maryland.

It seems just like yesterday we started the new school year. Now, as the warm air has arrived we are finalizing the school system’s budget, planning summer staff development and planning for the 2014 – 2015 school year.

As a system we remain committed to providing students with an educational program that meets their individual needs while at the same time challenging and stretching their limits intellectually. We have recently completed agreements that will allow students to expand their academic programs by being involved in our Dual Enrollment Program. Further we are looking at our course description handbook, graduation requirements, program pathways and teaching strategies used in our classrooms. We want all students to be college and career ready and by expecting continuous improvement we will reach our goals!

In the coming months we will be publicizing summer school dates and other important dates that will cover not only summer, but the fall and start of the 2014 – 2015 school year. We are continuing our work in Common Core and also are looking forward to our needs as the new PARCC Assessments are broadly practiced by our students. Please take advantage of the website and check occasionally so you can hear about the exciting plans for the upcoming year.

Our goal continues to remain the same and we are focused on providing the best education for the students of our communities! “Success Nothing Less” is alive and well in Somerset County!!!

I look forward to seeing everyone in school or out in the community. Best wishes for a safe spring and a successful summer season is on the horizon!