Board approves selection of next Superintendent

Board approves selection of next Superintendent

Today, the Board of Education of Charles County approved the selection of North Point High School Principal Kimberly Hill as the next Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools. Hill's superintendency begins July 1, following that of James E. Richmond who is leaving at the end of the 2012-13 school year after 17 years as Superintendent and 47 years with the school system.

Hill, a Port Tobacco resident, has been an educator for 27 years, serving Charles County Public Schools as a teacher, vice principal and principal. She is the 2013 Charles County Public Schools Principal of the Year and the recipient of the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership award.

School Board Chairman Roberta Wise said the Board has confidence in Hill's leadership skills and her ability to take Charles County Public Schools to the next level of excellence. “We have a number of challenges and opportunities in the future, and Mrs. Hill was the clear choice to lead our school system,” Wise said.

Wise also thanked the staff, students, parents and business leaders who participated in the search process, community forums and focus groups. “Their comments helped us immensely during our deliberations and selection,” Wise said.

The Board announced that members of the community are invited to meet Hill at a welcoming reception on Monday, April 29, 4-6:30 p.m., at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

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