Welcome to the Somerset County Public School System webpage and to the 2017 – 2018 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 PublicSchools 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 withan 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 issafe, 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 offer all day Pre-K at all elementary schools, complete the CAHS/Head Start construction project, break ground on the new J.M. Tawes building and continue to feed all students at no cost! In addition, our staff has been asked to concentrate on two areas! They are:
1. Build relationships with each other, students, family and community.
2. Have a positive impact in our schools and community.
The key to a successful 2017-2018 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”.
Dr. John B. Gaddis
Superintendent of Schools