Education, Police/Fire

BCPS school bus driver injured following altercation with parent in Carney

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials are investigating after a bus driver was involved in an altercation with a parent on Tuesday after dismissal. The incident occurred at a bus stop, according to a letter sent to parents by Lesley Stepney, principal at Harford Hills Elementary School in Carney. Further details have not been released, but the bus driver required …


Business, Education, Family, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Gun detection technology proposed to enhance BCPS school safety

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials are seeking approval from the Board of Education of Baltimore County for a new $2.66 million contract spending authority for gun detection technology, according to Board member Julie Henn. This contract will provide Omnilert Gun Detection software, monitoring, camera surveillance equipment, 24/7 support, and training for all schools. The system will be piloted at …


Henn, Marks: Perry Hall High School track to be resurfaced

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Board of Education Member Julie Henn and Councilman David Marks announced this weekend that BCPS will restore Perry Hall High School’s outdoor track. The track has been in such poor condition that the school no longer hosts meets. The track is named for the late Jerry Martin, longtime physical education teacher and cross country and track coach …

Carl Armstrong named Principal at Kenwood High School

TOWSON, MD—Carl Armstrong has been appointed Principal at Kenwood High School. Armstrong has 16 years of experience with Baltimore County Public Schools, most recently serving as Assistant Principal at Parkville High School. From 2010-2017, Armstrong taught Spanish at Perry Hall High School, where he also served as World Languages Department Chair. He participated in the rewriting of the countywide Spanish …

Councilman Marks issues statement after Board of Education approves boundary study

NOTTINGHAM, MD—At its Tuesday evening meeting, the Board of Education of Baltimore County voted 6-2 to approve the original recommended school zoning map after delaying finalization of boundary changes for middle schools. The agreed upon map looks to reduce school capacity to 93% or less. Two board members, Felicia Stolusky and Brenda Savoy, abstained from voting, according to The Baltimore …

Bryan Thanner named principal at new Northeast Middle School

ROSEDALE, MD—Bryan Thanner has been named principal at the new Northeast Middle School. Thanner previously served as principal at Stemmers Run Middle School. Under his leadership, in 2019, SRMS became the first BCPS school authorized by the International Baccalaureate as an IB World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). “Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and I are excited to …

Abbey Campbell named principal of Perry Hall High School

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Abbey Campbell has been named the new principal at Perry Hall High School. Campbell brings more than two decades of experience in Baltimore County Public Schools and joins PHHS from Owings Mills High School. She holds a bachelor degree in education from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Johns Hopkins University. She …

Perry Hall High School principal leaving post to take BCPS leadership position

PERRY HALL, MD—The principal of Perry Hall High School is leaving his post. Board of Education of Baltimore County member Julie Henn on Wednesday announced that Craig Reed has been selected as BCPS’ Executive Director for High Schools. Reed was named principal at PHHS in 2019, succeeding Andrew Last who retired after a five-year stint. “Perry Hall has been blessed …