Superintendent Guthrie Announces Future Retirement
Westminster, MD
07/25/2017 03:06 PM

At the July 25, 2017 meeting of the Board of Education, Stephen Guthrie announced his decision to retire on July 1, 2018 at the conclusion of his second full term as Superintendent of Schools. The Board of Education thanked Mr. Guthrie for his 36 years of dedicated service to Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) and looks forward to concluding important work during this final year of his term.


Mr. Guthrie began his CCPS career as a teacher in 1982, having previously taught in California and Pennsylvania. During his distinguished career, Mr. Guthrie has served as a social studies teacher, school counselor, Director of Human Resources, and Assistant Superintendent of Administration. In 2015, he was selected by his peers as the Maryland State Superintendent of the Year.

During his Superintendency, Mr. Guthrie has provided consistent and steady leadership through some of the school system’s more challenging times. Despite the impact of declining enrollment and revenue reductions, CCPS has continued its high standard of student achievement.


Board President Devon Rothschild said on behalf of the Board, “We would like to thank Mr. Guthrie for his tireless dedication, steadfast leadership, and continuous commitment to CCPS. Mr. Guthrie has seen the school system through some incredibly difficult times and has never faltered in his desire to do what is best for our students, always.” She continued, “While we wish Mr. Guthrie the best in his upcoming retirement, the Board and the Superintendent will continue to work together, as we have always done, until his official retirement. Jointly, we have much to accomplish over the next year.”


The Board will immediately begin public discussions on how to handle the process for selecting Mr. Guthrie’s successor.

Devon Rothschild
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