During the May monthly Board of Education Meeting, Mr. Tom Woods, Board President, provided an update regarding the Interim Superintendent search. This agenda item was changed from an update to a decision and action at the start of the meeting. Mr. Woods indicated that Dr. Brenda McCartney would serve in the interim superintendent position for SY23-24. This is contingent upon the mutual agreement of contract terms and approval from the State Superintendent of Schools.
Currently, Dr. McCartney serves as the Board Chair for Mountain Laurel Medical Center and as the Vice-Chair for the Garrett College Board of Trustees. “We are fortunate that Dr. McCartney will serve as GCPS Interim Superintendent for FY24 and help the Board navigate many difficult decisions ahead,” Mr. Woods said of the selection. “Her vast experience at every level of education will prove to be invaluable.”
McCartney is expected to begin the Interim Superintendent position beginning July 1, 2023, and continue through June 30, 2024.