Dorchester County Schools Names Mitchell New Superintendent

The Dorchester County Board of Education announced Monday the appointment of Dr. Diana Mitchell to a four year term as Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools. The retirement of current Superintendent Dr. Henry V. Wagner will be effective Saturday, July 1, a decision he announced Dec. 15, 2016.

According to a DCPS press release,

Dr. Mitchell was appointed by a unanimous roll call vote on Monday, May 22, 2017. In commenting on the appointment, President Glenn Bramble said:

The Board of Education adhered to all of the processes recommended by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education throughout this four-month search. Additionally, the Board considered community input from a wide variety of sources as part of their deliberations. We are delighted to welcome a professional of Dr. Mitchell’s caliber and look forward to her leadership of DCPS. We are confident that she will build on our progress of the last ten years.

Current Superintendent Dr. Henry Wagner was called upon for comment and made the following statement:

First, I would like to repeat a statement I made in this month’s staff bulletin, published on May 1st, in the section entitled Superintendent Selection Process Updates. “In keeping with MABE’s model and our own protocols, I have had no involvement in the processes that have taken place since my retirement announcement on December 15. However, I am very much looking forward to working with my successor in order to effect a smooth transition.”

Now that Dr. Mitchell has been appointed, she has my full support, and I look forward to assisting her with this transition in any way that I can. And I urge everyone to do the same, as a matter of principle, and for the benefit of the children of Dorchester County Public Schools.

Thank you!

Dr. Mitchell’s four-year term begins on July 1, 2017.

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