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News Highlights

Senior class teachers of the year standing in front of the central office building.

Congratulations Senior Class Teachers of the Year

The award is presented annually by the graduating class to one teacher at each of the county high schools, the Applications and Research Laboratory and Homewood.

See the recipients for each high school →

HVAC Academy Instructor Keith Artley discussing a HVAC system with students.

Staff Focus: Keith Artley, Instructor, HVAC Academy

After a successful career in the HVAC industry, Artley became the first instructor in HCPSS’ new academy. He has worked tirelessly to build the program from the ground up, including getting the academy accredited.

Read the Staff Focus →

Superintendent Michael J. Martirano; members of the BOE; HCPSS Teacher of the Year Sylvia Hennessie and her family; and representatives from Apple Ford stand around Mrs. Hennessie's new vehicle.

Teacher of the Year New Car Presentation Highlights Apple Ford Partnership

In a new partnership, Apple Ford will provide a free two-year lease on an Apple Ford vehicle for the Teacher of the Year, and will offer car purchase and repair discounts to all school system staff members.

Learn more about the partnership →

Our Organization

  • Board of Education

    The Board provides leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement
  • Superintendent

    Dr. Michael J. Martirano considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making
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Knowing A Child Well

If we take care of our children and their well-being, and nurture and believe in them, academic achievement will take care of itself. We must understand our children first, because in order to teach a child well you must know a child well.
Dr. Michael Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent