Baltimore County Board Of Education Approves $310,000 Contract For Incoming Superintendent, Myriam Yarbrough


Incoming BCPS Superintendent Dr. Myriam Yarbrough (Credit: Baltimore County Public Schools)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - At Tuesday's meeting of the Baltimore County Board of Education, members unanimously approved a contract worth $310,000 for the incoming superintendent of the district.

Myriam Yarbrough, who currently serves as the deputy superintendent, will assume the role on July 1, succeeding the outgoing superintendent, Darryl L. Williams. Tuesday marked Williams' final board meeting before his departure, which he had announced earlier in January.

As the new superintendent, Yarbrough will be among the highest-paid superintendents in the state. The superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools currently holds the highest salary in Maryland at $357,556. Only five school districts boast superintendents earning over $300,000.

The high salary is indicative of the difficult task at hand. BCPS is the state's third-largest school district, operating 178 public schools and serving 111,084 students.

"I look forward to working closely with all members of Team BCPS to make certain that we provide a world-class education for our 111,000 students, improve climate and operational efficiency, and build upon the strengths of our school system," said Dr. Yarbrough. "There are great things happening in our school system, and I am confident that as the Team BCPS community works together, united in our core purpose to increase achievement for all students, we will be among the highest performing school systems in the state and nation."

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