Business, Education

Incoming BCPS superintendent announces transition team

TOWSON, MD—Dr. Myriam Yarbrough, who will begin her term as superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools on July 1, 2023, on Friday announced the members of her transition team. The 39-member team includes current and retired BCPS educators, staff, and administrators, employee association leaders, higher education administrators, business and community partners, and law enforcement representatives. Members of the transition team …


Business, Education

Baltimore County Board of Education adopts $2.595 billion FY 2024 operating budget request

TOWSON, MD—The Board of Education of Baltimore County approved a $2.595 billion operating budget recommendation for Fiscal Year 2024 on February 28, 2023. The Board’s adopted budget continues BCPS’ focus on raising the bar, closing achievement and opportunity gaps, and preparing all students for the future. The budget reflects key amendments based on Board and community feedback and prioritizes people, …


Villa Cresta educator named Paraeducator of the Year by Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County

PARKVILLE, MD—Pam Brocato, paraeducator for students who are deaf and hard of hearing at Villa Cresta Elementary School, has been selected as the 2022-2023 Paraeducator of the Year by the Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County. “Congratulations to Pam Brocato for receiving this honor,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “In schools across the county, paraeducators …

Perry Hall High School employee named Office Professional of the Year by Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Mollie Kessel, front office secretary at Perry Hall High School, has been selected as Office Professional of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year by the Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County. “I treasure opportunities to recognize our amazing office professionals like Mollie Kessel,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “She is a wonderful example …

Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission named for 2021-2025 term

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission has been named for the 2021-2025 term. The 19 commission members serve four-year terms and are chosen to “reflect the rich cultural, geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity of Baltimore County.” In accordance with the Maryland Educational Code, eight members — one from each legislative district — are appointed by the governor, in …

Administrative secretary at Rosedale school named Maryland Education Support Professional of the Year

ROSEDALE, MD—An administrative secretary at a school in Rosedale has been named the 2021-2022 Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) Education Support Professional of the Year. Baltimore County Public Schools on Monday announced that Shady Spring Elementary School’s Brad Fisher had received the honor. “Congratulations to Brad Fisher on receiving this well-deserved honor,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl …

BCPS to require all staff to undergo weekly COVID testing or get vaccinated

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools on Tuesday announced that all school system employees will be required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing or show provide proof of receiving their vaccines. “We are creating this requirement to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff during this continuing pandemic,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “The move is …

Rosedale administrative assistant named 2021 BCPS Office Professional of the Year

UPDATE: Brad Fisher has also been named the 2021-2022 Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) Education Support Professional of the Year. Original story below… —— ROSEDALE, MD—As an administrative assistant in the front office of Shady Spring Elementary School, Steven “Brad” Fisher prides himself on knowing just about everything happening at his school. On Tuesday morning, however, he had no idea …