At a special meeting Wednesday night, the Laurel Board of Education voted to appoint Dr. John McCoy as the new superintendent of schools. From the press release:
Dr. McCoy has vast experience in the field of education which will be of value to the district. His experience includes classroom teaching, principal experience at elementary, junior high and high school levels over a twenty year period, and central office experience. Dr. McCoy’s central office experiences include a position as assistant superintendent for the District of Columbia Public Schools and, most recently, as the Chief Administrative Officer and Human Resource Administrator for the Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania. His experience in education leadership in the areas of team building, administrative and instructional strategies, visibility, advancement of academic achievement and student-focused schools are among the skills he brings to our district.