HCPSS Superintendent, Michael J. Martirano, Ed.D. was recently honored with the 2023 Outstanding Alumni Award, given by the University of Maryland’s College of Education Alumni, and the Cookerly Exceptional School Superintendent Leadership Award, given by the National Center for Children and Families.
Information on preparing for the 2023-2024 school year, including adjustments to school start times, transportation info and back-to-school details, can be found online. That page will be continually updated as new information becomes available.
In his new podcast, HCPSS Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano engages in conversations with students and staff on varying topics of interest. The podcast is available on the HCPSS website and in various podcast platforms.
HCPSS has partnered with Silhouette Stages to promote a creative and inclusive environment for students by supporting HCPSS LGBTQIA+ initiatives, offering family engagement workshops, and coordinating with high school Fine Arts teachers to offer workshops and dance master classes for students.
The Howard County Department of Education building has been selected as the site of “The Evening Blooms,” a 150-pound sculpture by artist Cathrin Hoskinson of Hudson Valley, N.Y. The sculpture was installed on Aug. 24 and is part of the Howard County Arts Council ARTsites annual public art exhibition.
HCPSS welcomed 12 new principals this year, each one bringing a different set of experiences but all sharing a passion for supporting their students, staff, and communities. Learn more about them and hear what they are excited about for the 2023-2024 school year.