Coverage: Howard County schools superintendent Renee Foose


Follow superintendent Renee Foose's career and the reforms she implements.

Foose recruits from Montgomery, Baltimore

Foose announces more transfers, recruits from Montgomery, Baltimore counties

More transfers and promotions are taking place among school and central office administrators in the Howard County Public School System, along with the arrivals of several new hires from neighboring districts.  Read more ...

Foose unveils new strategic plan for Howard schools

Foose unveils new strategic plan for Howard schools

For years, the Howard County Public School System has had two goals: that each student meet rigorous academic standards and perform at or above grade level, and that each student will do so in a safe and nurturing environment.  Read more ...

Major changes seen in Howard Superintendent Foose's first 100 days

Major changes seen in Howard Superintendent Foose's first 100 days

In her first 100 days on the job, Howard County schools Superintendent Renee Foose has revamped the system's legal services, established an office of accountability and called for revision of a redistricting proposal to shift hundreds of students to new schools, a move that some parents have decried.  Read more ...

Redistricting a hot topic at Foose's Listen and Learn forums

Redistricting a hot topic at Foose's Listen and Learn forums

Howard County Schools Superintendent Renee Foose has directed the school system staff to "go back to the drawing board" with their plans to redistrict as many as 2,800 students next year.  Read more ...

Foose eliminates in-house attorneys for schools

Foose eliminates in-house attorneys for schools

As part of new Superintendent Renee Foose's continuing realignment of the Howard County schools' central office, the school system will no longer have in-house legal counsel.  Read more ...

New Howard superintendent makes rounds on first day of school

New Howard superintendent makes rounds on first day of school

While visiting classes on the first day of school, new Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose had a pedometer strapped to her waist as part of a systemwide program for employees that emphasizes health.  Read more ...

Renee Foose reorganizes duties of top staff

Renee Foose reorganizes duties of top staff

New Howard school superintendent Renee Foose has named a deputy superintendent of operations, as part of an effort to divvy up duties held by deputy superintendent Mamie Perkins, who retired last week.  Read more ...

Foose still awaiting final vote as next schools superintendent

Foose still awaiting final vote as next schools superintendent

The county Board of Education's official vote naming Renee Foose as the next superintendent, expected at the board's meeting Thursday, is on hold as the board continues to work out details of her contract.  Read more ...

Howard and Baltimore counties' superintendent searches collide

Howard and Baltimore counties' superintendent searches collide

By the time the Howard County Board of Education made its final decision this week to offer its open superintendent of schools position to Renee Foose, its only other candidate for the position, S. Dallas Dance, had already accepted a similar offer from the Baltimore County Board of Education.  Read more ...

Superintendent candidate Foose known for reform work

In her 15 years working in Maryland public schools, Howard County Public School System superintendent candidate Renee Foose has developed a "proven record of success" in reforming schools to meet new standards of achievement, according to a system statement on her candidacy released Monday morning.  Read more ...

Foose announces changes among school system staff

As new superintendent of Howard County schools, Renee Foose promised more transparency and accountability for the system. She's now taking steps to make good on that promise, by making some changes among central office staff.  Read more ...

New superintendent Foose presents entry plan

New superintendent Foose presents entry plan

Increasing communication, collaboration, trust and technology are all high on Renee Foose's list of priorities for Howard County schools.  Read more ...

Foose takes over as Howard superintendent

Foose takes over as Howard superintendent

Renee Foose's call to education came around the 10th grade, when she says she "fell in love" with biology class. From there, she began a circuitous route to her career, and sometimes she was literally behind the wheel.  Read more ...

Howard County's first day of school [Pictures]

Howard County's first day of school [Pictures]

It was the first day of school not only for students, but also for Howard County Public Schools Superintendent Renee Foose. Read about the first day here.  Read more ...


Erica Green has covered the Baltimore school system since 2010. Erica attended elementary and middle school in the city before moving to Howard County where she graduated from Wilde Lake High School. She attended Goucher College, and earned her master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Her award-winning coverage at The Sun includes investigations into school system spending and the barriers parents face to get special education services for their children.

Liz Bowie began covering education at The Baltimore Sun in 1997, just as Baltimore City turned over part of its control of schools to the state. In 2005, she began covering statewide education issues. She now writes about state and national education reforms, and covers the Baltimore County public schools. During the 2012-2013 academic school year she was a Spencer Fellow in education reporting at the Columbia University School of Journalism. She has written extensively about high schools, homeless teens and Advanced Placement. She is the mother of two Baltimore County public school graduates.

Carrie Wells covers colleges and universities on the higher education beat. She joined The Sun in January 2013 as a breaking news reporter after covering local government for a newspaper in Florida. She's also a proud Terp.
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