As Dr. Cousin's duty as school superintendent comes to a close, I wanted to recognize his leadership over the past eight years.
Dr. Cousin has always had a commitment to continuous improvement for central and building administration. His clear and explicit goals have increased student achievement across the county. What stands out the most to me is Dr. Cousin's belief that all students can achieve under the right conditions. His leadership has provided adequate support services to make schools an overall learning environment for both students and employees.
As an educator, Howard County property owner, and former Board of Education candidate, I have always believed in Howard County Public Schools. My wife and I moved here because of the quality of life which stems from the quality public educational program that so many have worked hard to create and sustain.
Despite the few individuals who attempt to bring down the character of the school system through self-centered actions, I believe that the Howard County School System is alive and well. This should be a time to celebrate Dr. Cousin's departure and the positive impact that his leadership has made on the achievement of our students.