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Carroll County school board seeks community input on hiring superintendent to replace Lockard

The Carroll County Board of Education wants input from community members as officials begin the search for a new superintendent to lead the school system.

Steven A. Lockard, 51, who was appointed to a four-year term as superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools on July 1, 2018, has opted not to seek seek another term after his contract ends in June 2022. Lockard replaced Stephen Guthrie, who served as superintendent from 2010-2018.

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Carroll County Public School's new Superintendent Steven Lockard talks about his goals for the coming school year.
Carroll County Public School's new Superintendent Steven Lockard talks about his goals for the coming school year. (Ken Koons/Carroll County Times/Carroll County Times)

Beginning 10 a.m., Monday, a survey will be available on the Carroll County public school’s website. Feedback from the survey will be used to help identify Lockard’s successor, according to school board president Marsha Herbert.

“The board is very interested in seeking feedback from the community and I know the community will provide that feedback … there will be lots of listening and gathering in that feedback as they go though all of the processes to select a new superintendent for Carroll County schools,” Lockard said.

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Lockard was born and raised in Westminster and attended Robert Moton Elementary School, East Middle School and Westminster High School. He earned degrees from Frostburg State University, Western Maryland College, now known as McDaniel College, and the University of Maryland. His father, Brian Lockard, also served as superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools from 1994 to 1998. Lockard’s grandfather also worked in the school system.

Lockard previously said he would remain committed to supporting the school system through June and that he will do everything he can to support the transition for whoever takes his place.

“In reflection, I am making a decision to step back and refocus more of my time with my family, and seeking out other professional opportunities,” Lockard said last month in an email to parents.

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