By AFRO Staff

Dr. Darryl L. Williams will begin his tenure as the next superintendent of the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) on July, according to a statement released by BCPS on May 22.

Williams will lead the 25th largest school system in the nation and the third largest in Maryland.

Williams was elected by the Baltimore County Board of Education during its meeting on May 21. He will succeed Interim Superintendent Verletta White.

Williams will join BCPS after spending more than 24 years with Montgomery County Public Schools, where he began as a teacher and advanced through the organization serving as an assistant principal, principal, community superintendent, and associate superintendent. He is currently the area associate superintendent of schools in eight clusters. In this role and in concert with his leadership team, he supports and manages eight high school principals, two specialty school principals, 15 middle school principals, and 44 elementary school principals. As area associate superintendent, William participates on the superintendent’s Executive Leadership Team and a variety of workgroups committed to enhancing academic achievement. Prior to joining Montgomery County Public Schools, Williams began his career in education as a mathematics teacher in District of Columbia Public Schools.

“I am honored to have been chosen as the new superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools,” stated Williams, “and I am excited to serve our students, leaders, staff, and communities. I will focus on the needs of our students and staff and work to maintain a positive and effective learning environment for all. We have to continue to move our district in a positive direction and listen to stakeholders and students about our successes and areas of improvement and make necessary changes. Our students come first and our work as a unified team will positively impact the lives of the students in BCPS.”

Williams earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Hampton University, his Master of Arts degree in educational administration from American University, and Doctor of Education degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. A native Washingtonian, he was a member of the first graduating class of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.