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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | July 4, 1993
Sandra Erickson left her old job and office last week.Ms. Erickson, the former Howard County schools staff development coordinator, took down her pictures at her office at the Faulker Ridge Staff Development Center. She finished filling cardboard boxes full of memorabilia, awards and degrees.All the shuffling did not ruffle the 40-year-old educator, who is taking over as the school system's newest associate superintendent.Although it was close to quitting time, she looked fresh, charged, ready to tackle anything -- just like the children she has taught.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of lung cancer. He was 79. The son of Earl Linwood Kelly, a Koppers Co. foundry man, and Helen Marie Wilhem Kelly, a homemaker, Merreen Earl Kelly was born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus. A 1953 graduate of Towson High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1957 in education from what is now Towson University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of lung cancer. He was 79. The son of Earl Linwood Kelly, a Koppers Co. foundry man, and Helen Marie Wilhem Kelly, a homemaker, Merreen Earl Kelly was born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus. A 1953 graduate of Towson High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1957 in education from what is now Towson University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2012
Sterling S. "Spence" Keyes, a veteran educator who had served as acting superintendent for Baltimore public schools in the early 1970s and later held positions with the New York State Department of Education, died Nov. 8 of prostate cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Odenton resident was 78. "Spence was always at the forefront as a person of color who held positions that heretofore had been held by whites. He was a trailblazer during changing times," said James M. Gaughan, mayor of the village of Altamont, N.Y., who had worked with Dr. Keyes at the New York State Department of Education.
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November 2, 1995
A forum on school funding will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Wilde Lake High School, at River Hill on Route 108 in Clarksville. The forum will focus on balancing school needs and fiscal responsibility. County Executive Charles I. Ecker, school board chairwoman Susan Cook and Superintendent Michael E. Hickey will respond to questions from 9:15 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.Two sessions then will run concurrently, each to be held twice, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. and from 11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The topics will be:* "Education funding and the county budget," featuring Dr. Sydney Cousin, the system's associate superintendent for finance and operations, and Ray Wacks, county budget administrator.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 29, 1996
Michael N. Riley, associate superintendent for administration and instruction in the Baltimore County school system, is one of three finalists for the superintendency of the Bellevue, Wash., school system, which has about 15,300 students.School board members from Bellevue plan to visit the county in the next two weeks to talk to school system employees and community leaders.Dr. Riley, 45, is competing with two superintendents for the post, which pays about $100,000 a year. He has been associate superintendent since last year and was superintendent of the northwest area from 1993 to 1995.
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April 28, 1991
Ever since Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced in December that he had lost confidence in Dr. Richard C. Hunter, the city has been searching for a new school superintendent.School board members narrowed the field Apr. 19 to five finalists, whose home districts will be visited by board members. Based on those visits, the list will be narrowed further, and those finalists will undergo a round of interviews including, members say, meetings with community groups, business leaders, parents and unions.
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By Edward L. Heard Jr. and Edward L. Heard Jr.,Evening Sun Staff | June 27, 1991
The Citizens Planning and Housing Association of Baltimore has ranked former state school superintendent David W. Hornbeck as its top choice to head the city school system.CPHA, a non-profit group involved with community issues, ranked Lillian Gonzalez, an assistant superintendent in Washington, as its second choice. Representatives from CPHA and other school and community organizations interviewed the five candidates for the superintendent's post on Friday and Saturday.As part of the selection process, the school board asked the groups to submit their recommendations for the new superintendent by yesterday.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,arin.gencer@baltsun.com | June 29, 2009
After hiring and then losing two chief academic officers in as many years, Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston is eliminating the position. The district is returning to the position of associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction services, under whom two new executive directors - one for liberal arts and another for science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM - will serve. The change comes after the second chief academic officer, Patricia E. Abernethy, retired in April.
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By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff | June 3, 1991
The search committee looking for a new Baltimore school superintendent could have a list of finalists within two weeks, according to the committee's chairman."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2012
Elizabeth Grace Chesney, Baltimore County Public Schools executive director of research, accountability and assessment, was name Howard County schools chief accountability officer during Thursday night's school board meeting. The school board unanimously approved Chesney, who was recommended for the appointment by new Howard Superintendent Renee Foose, the former deputy superintendent for Baltimore County public schools. Both were hired by the Baltimore County after serving in the Montgomery County School System.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,arin.gencer@baltsun.com | June 29, 2009
After hiring and then losing two chief academic officers in as many years, Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston is eliminating the position. The district is returning to the position of associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction services, under whom two new executive directors - one for liberal arts and another for science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM - will serve. The change comes after the second chief academic officer, Patricia E. Abernethy, retired in April.
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By Kevin T. McVey and Kevin T. McVey,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2004
Carl Roberts, Cecil County's schools superintendent, will never know why he was chosen or how many people he competed against, but he said he feels honored after being named the 2004-2005 Maryland Superintendent of the Year. On Oct. 28, Roberts and several other Maryland superintendents attended a banquet in Ocean City, where he received the award from the Public Schools Superintendents Association of Maryland. The honor highlights Roberts' career, which began in 1968 as a teacher and coach in Cecil County.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2004
The Howard County Board of Education has asked for state permission to extend interim Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin's four-month contract by one year - through June 30, 2005 - while members continue a national search to fill the job on a permanent basis. "Staff morale has increased in the three weeks he's been here, and the climate has improved in the school system," said Courtney Watson, the school board chairman, who announced the extension request yesterday. "We would like to continue that over the next 15 months."
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2001
Anne Arundel school officials say they've passed the first test of the new school year: They've hired almost enough teachers to fill the classrooms. Usually, August means a rush to find new teachers. But, thanks to aggressive recruiting and a low number of retiring teachers, the county had just 130 teacher vacancies as of yesterday. Although there's still a need for science, math and special-education teachers, many other positions have been filled. At this time last year, there were 228 vacancies.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | July 27, 2001
A 20-year veteran of the Montgomery County school system was appointed last night to the position Howard County School Superintendent John R. O'Rourke called one of the most important in the district - associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Kimberly Statham, who is community superintendent for 29 schools in Silver Spring and Olney, has a master's degree in early childhood education and a doctorate in psychology from Howard University. Statham fills the position left vacant by Sandra J. Erickson, who was reassigned for personal reasons.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | April 10, 1996
In his first major move since he was named Baltimore County schools superintendent last month, Dr. Anthony G. Marchione last night appointed the first African-American educator to the school system's No. 2 position.As part of a reorganization of his inner circle, Dr. Marchione selected Elfreda W. Massie, 45, to be one of two deputy superintendents.Dr. Massie, who will oversee the school district's buildings, budget and other noninstructional operations, now is associate superintendent for personnel in Montgomery County.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2001
Superintendent John R. O'Rourke announced plans yesterday to streamline the management of the Howard County school system to make it run more like a business, with departments more logically aligned and fewer managers reporting directly to him. Nearly 80 managers now report directly to O'Rourke. These include three associate superintendents, 67 principals, a director each of elementary, middle and high schools, a public information officer, a human resources director, a general counsel and two special assistants.
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