News Flash:
In a statement emailed to all Harford County Public Schools employees on January 8, 2018, Barbara Canavan announced that her four-year term as superintendent of schools will expire on June 30, 2018, at which time she will retire. 

“It has been my honor to serve the students, staff and community of Harford County as your Superintendent of Schools. Harford County Public Schools is truly an exemplary school system; however, after forty-eight years of public service, forty-five of which have been in Harford County, I have decided to retire effective July 1, 2018.

While I look forward to the opportunities retirement will offer, it still saddens me to be leaving the organization. Harford County Public Schools has blessed me with the privilege of working with an exceptional staff and a caring and supportive community. Collectively we have provided an exceptional experience for the students in our care. I will forever cherish our accomplishments.

In closing, although I look forward to spending precious time with my family, I remain committed to serving faithfully through the duration of my contract and working with the Board of Education and the leadership of Harford County Public Schools to ensure a seamless transition for the future Superintendent.”

The Board of Education will now establish a timeline and action plan for hiring a new superintendent.  More information regarding the superintendent search will be forthcoming when the process is finalized.