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HCPSS Interim Superintendent

About Dr. Martirano

Dr. Michael J. Martirano was named interim superintendent for the Howard County Public School System in May 2017. He considers himself a teacher first and foremost and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making. Guided by the principle that all children can and will learn, he is committed to ensuring equity and giving every child an opportunity to succeed.

Dr. Martirano most recently served as West Virginia state superintendent of schools, during which the state saw notable success in the areas of early childhood literacy, graduation rates and career technical education. He previously served as superintendent of St. Mary’s County Public Schools (Maryland), has been an educator for more than 30 years, and has a wide range of educational and administrative experience through his work as a science teacher, principal and visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Staff Focus Story

A former HCPSS parent and director of school administration, Martirano looks forward to “getting back to the root of what I do–working with kids–at a place I love.” He views himself as “a teacher first and foremost” and believes children must be at the center of every decision made for the school system.

Read his staff focus story →

Dr. Martirano talking with students

Guiding Principles

Email Dr. Martirano
(superintendent@hcpss.org)

Call Dr. Martirano’s Office
410-313-6677

Follow Dr. Martirano on Twitter
@mjmsuper

Press Inquiries

Contact the Public Information Office →

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Videos

Dr. Michael Martirano visited schools and met with staff during his first week at HCPSS.

Learn more about Dr. Michael Martirano’s leadership philosophy and goals.

In this in-depth interview, we take a closer look at Acting Superintendent Martirano – his background, priorities and vision for the school system.