"Welcome to the Somerset County Public School System webpage and to the 2015 – 2016 school year! It is a great honor to be serving as your Superintendent of Schools. I look forward to 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 is no secret that Somerset County has a long-standing reputation for quality instruction and high expectations for all students. This is a direct reflection of the efforts of dedicated staff and administration, supportive parents that value education, students that strive for success and a community that cares about its school system.
As a system we are 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 need to do that in an environment that is safe, nurturing, full of high expectations and one that allows for all types of growth. Ultimately, our job is to prepare all students to be well rounded and prepared for college and career.
As we enter the new school year, we are excited about all the new programs for our students. Our goal is to IMPACT our students and our community. This year we will have a return of the 7-period day for SIS, WAHS and CAHS. Also, we are fine tuning our transportation system so we can be more effective and efficient. Capital projects are occurring at CAHS as well as moving forward with a new J.M. Tawes Technology Center.
The key to a successful 2015-2016 school year is communication. Please make sure you meet your child’s teacher, attend school events and communicate with the school on a regular basis. We all are striving for the very best for our students. We are committed to having an IMPACT on our students and daily we strive for “Success Nothing Less”.