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News Highlights

Students eating lunch.

Winter Break Meals Program Will Serve Howard County Children

Free meals will be offered to anyone under age 18 at two Howard County locations on December 27 and 28. There is no application.

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Student artwork hanging up in board of education hallway.

8th Grade Art Showcase

The public is invited to view the 8th Grade Showcase, on display at the Department of Education through January 31, 2019.

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Finding a Perfect Fit as Special Education Parent Liaison

Trish Gunshore offers insight into her position, created in 2017 to help facilitate a connection between the district and parents of students with disabilities.

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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
  • Central Office Staff Directory

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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