Dr. Renee Foose is the new Superintendent for Howard County Public Schools. She hasn't even had time to unpack boxes and decorate her office.
She's already hit the ground running with an Entry Plan. It's a plan to make Howard County Public School students ready for college and the Global Economy.
"Howard County is a great school system and certainly my goal is to take that greatness to the next level and make sure we have a world class education for each and everyone of our students," said Dr. Renee Foose, Superintendent for Howard County Public Schools.
Dr. Foose did not travel far for the job. She was the Deputy Superintendent for Baltimore County Public Schools and also worked with Montgomery County Schools.
Her Entry Plan includes: a world class education for every child, building public trust with open communication, workforce engagement with the community, better technology in the classrooms and offering solid business practices and eliminating waste to have an efficient system.
Howard County has 50,000 students in 73 schools.
"We want to make sure we are prepared so that we are on course when they graduate. We can fulfill the promise of preparation and that means making sure education is individualized for students," said Dr. Foose.
Dr. Foose has a strong work ethic. She worked her way through college as a Maryland State Trooper. She's able to deal with people from all walks of life and diffuse difficult situations.
She's also the first female Superintendent for Howard County.
"They are enthused about it. Finally, we have a female Superintendent and I think that's wonderful and that is energizing. It resonates with people. I'm proud to be the first female Superintendent here in Howard County," said Dr. Foose.
Howard County Public School students return to the classroom for the first day of school on Monday August 27th.
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