Superintendent search officially begins

Superintendent search officially begins

Charles County Board of Education is beginning its search for a new Superintendent of Schools to replace Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Hill, who has announced she is retiring June 30, 2021.

Search consultants from the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) recently met with Board members to brief them on the search process and to begin developing a timeline. William Middleton, lead MABE search consultant, said the search is a “patience-building process that will not happen overnight.”

Middleton said MABE conducts a professional, transparent, open and fair process for everyone involved. He also emphasized that each Board member must agree to abide by several protocols to maintain the confidentiality of applicants and their information and until the Board identifies them as a finalist for the position.

MABE is soliciting community input about Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) through a survey.  The purpose of this survey is to determine what characteristics the public believes should guide the Board’s search for a new superintendent and what challenges the public believes the new superintendent will face. The survey is open until Feb. 21, 2021, and may be completed by opening the following link: A Spanish version of the survey is available at

MABE will compile the community input and provide it to Board members to help them develop the criteria and characteristics the new superintendent should possess. The information will also be used to develop a brochure and advertisements soliciting superintendent candidates. The Board will advertise nationally for the position beginning in February and MABE will start screening applications in March. First round interviews will be held virtually in late March. The Board plans to make a final decision and an announcement by the end of May.

Any questions regarding the survey or search process should be directed to William Middleton at MABE (, or Virginia McGraw at the Charles County Board of Education (

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.  CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).





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