Dr. Walter G. Amprey, Former Baltimore Schools Superintendent Dies at 69


(Update II 4/24/2014) Dr. Walter G. Amprey, whose extraordinary career as an educator spanned more than four decades, and who was Superintendent of Public Instruction for Baltimore City Public Schools for six years, died yesterday. He was 69.

Amprey, born and raised in Baltimore and a graduate of Edmondson High School began his career as a teacher in the 1960’s first as a social studies instructor in West Baltimore at Calverton Junior High and later at Walbrook High School. He later became Walbrook’s school administrator.

He left Walbrook in 1973 to become assistant principal of Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County. The 6’4” charismatic Amprey quickly ascended leadership roles in education in the state.

In 1978 he was named principal of Woodlawn where he served until 1984. That year he was appointed director of the Office of Staff Relations for Baltimore County Public Schools. That same year Amprey completed his doctorate in Urban Education at Temple University (he received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Morgan State University).

In 1990 he was appointed associate superintendent for Staff and Community Relations for Baltimore County Public Schools. In August 1991 he was appointed by Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke as Superintendent of Public Instruction for Baltimore City. In 1994, Amprey was named Maryland Superintendent of the Year and from 1995-1996 he served as president of the Large City Schools Superintendents of the U.S. and Canada.

In July of 1997, Amprey resigned from Baltimore City Public Schools to take a position as National Vice President for Urban Education with the National School Conference Institute. In May of 2000, Amprey established his own educational consulting firm.

Dr. Amprey is survived by his wife Andrea and his two daughters Keli Amprey, a teacher at the KIPP Academy in Baltimore, and Kimberly Amprey-Flowers, who is deputy director and ombudsperson for the Department of Planning and Zoning in Howard County.

A memorial service for Dr. Amprey will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 2 at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 North Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD.

In July of 1997, Amprey resigned from Baltimore City Public Schools to take a position as National Vice President for Urban Education with the National School Conference Institute. In May of 2000, Amprey established his own educational consulting firm.

Dr. Amprey is survived by his wife Andrea and his two daughters Keli Amprey, currently a teacher at the KIPP Academy in Baltimore, and Kimberly Amprey-Flowers, who is deputy director and ombudsperson for the Department of Planning and Zoning in Howard County.

A memorial service for Dr. Amprey will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 2 at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 North Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD.

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