Somerset County School District

Superintendent's Message


Welcome to the Somerset County Public School System webpage! It is a great honor to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. Over the last five years, 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 cool Fall evenings have arrived, we find ourselves making plans for mid-year professional development, finalizing fall schedules and making preparations for the Spring of 2019. 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 adjusted our budget to meet the financial contributions made by our local, state and federal legislators. Academically we have redefined the course levels, increased dual enrollment procedures and have begun the look ahead at our new programs at the Somerset County Technical High School. Our goal is for all students to be college and career ready. By expecting continuous improvement we will reach our goals! In the coming months we will be publicizing more 2018 - 2019 event dates and other important dates that will cover the remainder of fall and the rest of the school year. Please take advantage of our 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 wish all of our staff, students and parents a pleasant and enjoyable Fall season!     Dr. John B. Gaddis-2018 October 8,