BCPS officials announce passing of former superintendent Dr. Bob Dubel

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have announced the passing of former superintendent Dr. Bob Dubel.

Dr. Dubel led Baltimore County Public Schools from 1976-1992.

Board of Education Chair Jane Lichter and BCPS superintendent Dr. Myriam Rogers (Yarbrough) released the following statement on the passing of Dr. Dubel.

“Baltimore County has lost an educational giant. Dr. Bob Dubel was associated with BCPS his entire life — as a student, as a teacher and administrator, as a visionary superintendent for 16 years, as a supporter and mentor to each new superintendent who came after him, and as an unwavering champion of our schools, educators, and students. Throughout, his love and pride for all things BCPS shone brightly. We send our condolences to his family and many friends and colleagues in BCPS and throughout our community and Maryland, and we also celebrate and are thankful for his many accomplishments and contributions in helping to make Baltimore County Public Schools a great school system.”

Board of Education member Julie Henn added the following:

“The perpetual gifts of Dr. Dubel’s service are immeasurable: the foundation of excellence he built, the wisdom he imparted, and the culture of kindness and respect he embodied.

True leadership is demonstrated in acts both big and small. And it’s often the small, personal acts we remember most. After I was elected to the Board in 2018, Dr. Dubel sent a handwritten note of congratulations and encouragement. Kind, funny, wise, humble, thoughtful. This is how I will remember Dr. Dubel.

Rest peacefully, ‘Old Schoolmaster.’ BCPS will never forget you.”

Dr. Bob Dubel Letter to Julie Henn

[Photos via Julie Henn]

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