Sean Bulson will be the 11th person to lead the Harford County public school system since the post of superintendent was created in 1902.
Bulson, who will lead the system of more than 5,000 employees and almost 37,800 students, replaces the retiring Barbara Canavan.
Prior superintendents, according to information provided by Harford County Public Schools, include:
Charles T. Wright – 1902-1915;
C. Milton Wright – 1915-1945;
Charles W. Willis – 1945-1970;
A. A. Roberty – 1970-1988;
Ray R. Keech – 1988-1996;
Jeffery N. Grotsky – July 1996-April 1998;
Jacqueline C. Haas – April 1998-December 2008 (interim superintendent from April to October 1998 after Grotsky’s contract was terminated by the Board of Education);
Patricia L. Skebeck – interim superintendent – January 2009-June 30, 2009 (Skebeck finished the last six months of the 2008-09 school year following Dr. Haas’ death in December 2008);
Robert M. Tomback – July 2009-June 2013;
Barbara P. Canavan – July 2013-June 2018 (interim superintendent July 2013-June 2014; Canavan received a full four-year contract from the Board of Education beginning July 1, 2014).