Jerry Marco, who served as principal of from 1975 to 2004, has died, NBC Washington reports.
During his tenure at MCPS, Marco also worked as a math teacher, counselor and assistant principal before becoming principal of at 34, according to NBC Washington. While at Whitman, he emphasized the arts and founded the Connections program, geared to support students with emotional, behavioral, and social issues.
Marco passed away May 9, NBC Washington reported.
"For 29 years, Dr. Marco served as the principal of Walt Whitman High School and was integral to building its reputation as one of the nation's best high schools," read a statement MCPS released to NBC Washington. "Dr. Marco was greatly admired by staff, parents and students and always made decisions that were in the best interests of his students. The Whitman community will host a service honoring Dr. Marco's legacy in the near future."
Did you know or work with Dr. Marco? Were you a student at Whitman during his tenure there? How did he impact your life? Share your memories in the comments.