7:56 PM EDT, May 13, 2013
Harford County's Board of Education on Monday named the system's current executive director of middle school performance to become the interim superintendent for the 2013-2014 school year.
Barbara P. Canavan, who came to the county as an assistant teacher 40 years ago, will fill a vacancy being left by Robert M. Tomback, who is leaving the system at the end of June after a four-year term.
Canavan first came to Harford County Public Schools in 1973. She taught at various middle schools in the county through 2010, when she took the middle school performance position, which included oversight of curriculum and instructional programming.
She has also served various positions with the Association of Public School Administrators and Supervisors of Harford County, including president and chief negotiator, according to school officials.
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