Wednesday, August 22, 2012
MCPS Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr joined school officials from Prince George's County, Fairfax County, Washington, DC, and Alexandria City to talk schools Tuesday morning.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
It was quite the crowd Tuesday morning as officials from five Washington, DC-area school districts joined WTOP to discuss teacher shortage, citizenship and homework as part of the radio station's "Ask the Superintendent" show. Among the officials was Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr, who was joined by Fairfax County School Superintendent Jack Dale, D.C. School Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Prince George's County School Board Chair Verjeana Jacobs, according to the report. Alexandria City School Superintendent Morton Sherman joined the discussion via telephone. Starr's comments on MCPS during the WTOP interview included: Also noted was that every Montgomery County school has a librarian. To read the full …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr answered questions for Patch, evaluating his first year.
As Montgomery County Public Schools' 2011-12 school year drew to a close last week, Dr. Joshua Starr was closing the book on his first year as superintendent. Starr replaced Jerry Weast, who spent the previous 12 years in the role. Patch: You just wrapped up your first school year, and July 1, 2012, marks your first full year as MCPS superintendent. What did you hope to accomplish in year one, and do you think you were able to do so? Dr. Joshua Starr: For year one it’s really been about transition. And I took a pretty deliberate approach to transition planning, to entry and to help the community get to know me and by community I mean teachers and administrators and parents and kids and elected officials. I wanted them to get to know me …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Joshua P. Starr's contract is for four years with a $250K base salary.
Joshua P. Starr came to Rockville on Wednesday to make it official, signing a four-year contract that will pay him a base salary of $250,000 annually as the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. Starr will succeed Jerry D. Weast, who steps down on June 30 after 12 years at the helm of the largest school system in Maryland. He inherits a school system that grew its budget significantly and reached great heights under Weast, including a graduation rate that ranks first among the nation's largest school districts as ranked by Education Week magazine. Asked about his charge to improve upon a school system that is already a nationally recognized leader, Starr said that he is up to what he called “the best kind of challenge.” “…
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The county's Board of Education has encouraged parents to share their thoughts about issues facing the school district. Here's a sampling of what some have to say.
The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education is in the process of finding a replacement for Superintendent Jerry Weast, who is retiring in June after 12 years in the position. The board members have repeatedly expressed their desire for community involvement in the search process. In late January and early February, parents and county residents were invited to attend forums to share their thoughts on educational priorities and the desired leadership qualities of the next superintendent. Those who couldn't make it to the meetings could participate in an online survey. The school district is a big one, the 16th largest in the country, with 145,000 students, 22,ooo employees, and a $2.2 billion budget. The issues facing the new …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Missed the meetings? There is still a chance to share your thoughts with the board online about educational priorities.
The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education is in the thick of its search to find a replacement for Superintendent Jerry Weast. He is retiring in June after 12 years in the position. As part of the process, the board has held community forums to obtain thoughts, ideas, and questions from the public. The forums were held throughout the county on three consecutive evenings, Jan. 31, Feb. 1st, and Feb. 2nd, at two locations each night. All Montgomery County citizens were invited to attend the meetings and to share their thoughts on educational priorities and the desired leadership qualities of the next superintendent. Representatives of the executive search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) facilitated the forums and …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Final candidate selected by May 2011.
Looking for a new job? Montgomery County Public Schools has a big one open, but they haven't simply put it up on Craiglist. Shortly after announcing that school system would be working with Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to recruit a new superintendent, the Board of Education also set up separate section of the main county schools' website for the search. HYA was the search firm that helped hire current superintendent Jerry Weast. The site is designed for both community members and potential candidates, although the job listing is not available. Instead, candidates are given information about the Montgomery County school system as well as the Board of Education and told the successful candidate will "become the CEO of one of the nation…