ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Anne Arundel County Public Schools did not have to go too far to find its next superintendent.
The Board of Education announced Wednesday that George Arlotto will be the next leader of the school system. Arlotto, 50, is currently Chief of Staff for the school system.
Arlotto, whose contract still needs to be finalized, will assume his duties on July 1. By law, he will have a four-year contract that will run through June 30, 2018. He will succeed interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins, whose 11-month contract expires on June 30. Perkins chose not to seek the position on a permanent basis.
A married father of three, Arlotto has held a variety of positions since coming to Anne Arundel County in 2006, including: director of high schools; chief school performance officer; assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and school performance and associate superintendent.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be chosen to lead a school system that I have grown to love over the last eight years,” said Arlotto in a statement. “We have made great progress over that time, and there is much more that we can – and I hope will – accomplish for all of our students in the coming years. I am fortunate to be surrounded by an incredible team of people who know the road ahead of us and, I believe, will lead us where we want to go.”
Arlotto has worked in education since 1986, beginning as a biology and mathematics teacher at a preparatory boarding school in Lynchburg, Va. He worked in the District of Columbia Public Schools from 1992 to 2000, and then served as a high school assistant principal and principal in Montgomery County until coming to Anne Arundel County