Superintendent Renee A. Foose, Ed.D.
Dr. Renee A. Foose made history when she became the first female Superintendent of the Howard County Public School System in July 2012. She was unanimously selected by the Howard County Board of Education to lead the school district with more than 53,000 students and 8,100 employees.
Superintendent Foose manages a $776.3 million budget, oversees business and instructional operations covering 83 schools and facilities, develops strategic and long-range objectives for the school system, and maintains partnerships with parents, businesses and the community at large.
Dr. Foose is credited with implementing numerous education initiatives aimed at closing the achievement gap and preparing children for college and the workforce. Dr. Foose is widely respected for her success in building collaborative rapport with stakeholders and union officials to implement reform efforts and increase teacher professional capacity.
Before joining the HCPSS, Dr. Foose served in various leadership roles in both Baltimore and Montgomery counties including deputy superintendent, associate superintendent, director of school performance, principal, and assistant principal. She began her career as a high school science teacher.
Dr. Foose received a doctorate of education from the University of Delaware, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees from Loyola University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University.
A frequent speaker and contributor to the national educational dialogue, Dr. Foose has been the recipient of numerous awards. Recently, she was named both a Maryland Innovator of the Year and Most Admired CEO, and listed among the area’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record; designated one of “50 Women to Watch” by The Baltimore Sun; and earned the Brava! award from SmartCEO.
Awards and Recognitions
- Top 100 Women – Daily Record
- “50 Women to Watch” – The Baltimore Sun
- Brava! award – SmartCEO
- Maryland Innovator of the Year
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