New Executive Director
The Board of Directors of CASE is proud to announce that Tom DeHart is your new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2017. Tom returns to BCPS from MSDE. Tom was a teacher and administrator for our school system for many years, and we are pleased that he has chosen to return. Please join us in welcoming Tom DeHart to the CASE family.
Statement from Tom DeHart
“I have come full circle. I began my career in Baltimore County Public Schools as an elementary teacher many years ago. After teaching at the middle school level, I became a middle school assistant principal, alternative school principal, middle school principal, and finally a high school principal. My last 11 years have been spent at the Maryland State Department of Education researching leadership theory and creating and facilitating professional development opportunities for principals and assistant principals in all 24 Maryland school districts.
“I share my professional journey with you to underscore what I have learned through my experiences: That is, that no matter how much we have grown as a profession and whatever technology, programs, materials or curriculum are developed or provided, we are still a people-driven profession. The relationships we build with our public, parents, students, teachers, principals, central office staff, and executive leadership matter. Relationships are built on the foundation of genuine, transparent communication at all levels—communication that is timely, relevant, and consistent. I am honored to become your new Executive Director, and look forward to working with you to benefit our organization and the children of BCPS.”
— Tom DeHart, Executive Director