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News Highlights

Mavis Ellis, Ed Cosentino, Connie Stahler, and Dr. Martirano.

HCPSS Administrators Sweep 2019 National Elementary Principal Awards

Clemens Crossing Elementary School Principal Edward Cosentino was named a National Distinguished Principal. Connie Stahler was chosen as a National Outstanding Assistant Principal when she served in that role at Laurel Woods Elementary School last school year. She is now the school’s principal.

Learn more about our award-winning administrators →

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HCPSS BOE Approves $100,000 Grant to Help Prevent School Violence

The U.S. Department of Justice and Bureau of Justice Assistance grant addresses multiple mental health training and implementation initiatives, including suicide prevention, crisis intervention teams and behavior threat assessment teams.

Learn more about our new grant →

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Board Takes Action to Reduce Health Fund Deficit

The Howard County Board of Education has approved a funds transfer to significantly reduce the cumulative deficit in the HCPSS employee Health and Dental Fund. Subject to County Council approval, the decision will immediately transfer $15.2 million of the unassigned General Fund balance to reduce the current $39.2 million deficit to $24.0 million.

Learn more about the Board’s efforts to reduce the Health Fund deficit →

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