Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Somerset County Public School System webpage and to the 2019 – 2020 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 focused on three key areas this year. We believe these factors are key to the success that we strive for every single day. They are;
 
Accountability
Consistency
Commitment
 
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. The biggest excitement is over the new Somerset County Technical High School, which will open its doors on the first day of school. This building and its wonderful staff will provide an opportunity for our students and staff to learn skills that allow them to be career and college ready when they leave our school system!

We are committed to having an IMPACT on our students and daily we strive for “Success Nothing Less”. Please be part of the journey and reach out to our schools and central office if there is anything we can do to help! Best wishes for a successful and productive 2019-2020 school year!!!!
 
~Dr. John B. Gaddis, August 29, 2019