BOE Names Steve Price as Next COO

Board of Education Names H. Stephen Price as Chief Operating Officer
Posted on 11/15/2016
Contact: Carrie N. Sterrs
Telephone: 410.632.5092

Newark, MD, November 15, 2016– This week, the Board of Education approved the appointment of H. Stephen Price as Chief Operating Officer/Assistant Superintendent for Operations for the school system.

Price, who has worked in Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS) since 1996, fills the vacancy left by Mr. Louis H. Taylor, who was named Interim Superintendent of Schools, effective November 1, 2016.

“I am humbled to be a part of the school system leadership team here in Worcester County,” Price said. “This is my twentieth year within this school system, and I have been honored to be a part of this community since my first day. To now become an integral part of the team to shape WCPS’ future is thrilling for me.”

Price began his career in Worcester County in 1996 as an Alternative Education teacher at Stephen Decatur High School. He was later named Assistant Principal of the school, where he served for four years. In 2004, Price became the Supervisor of Maintenance & Transportation, and following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, was also tasked with Student Safety and Security in addition to his other duties. Under Price’s leadership, WCPS has fostered and strengthened the relationships between the school system and law enforcement, emergency, and social services agencies to the benefit of the over 6,600 students in the school system.

During the meeting, Taylor expressed his gratitude for Price’s work thus far and looked forward to working closely with him in the years ahead.

“At the heart of every decision I make, I ask myself what would be the best option for the kids of Worcester County,” Taylor said. “Today, I am fully confident that the recommendation of Steve Price to become the Chief Operating Officer for WCPS is the right choice for our students. Throughout his career, I have seen his commitment to the well-being of the students in our schools; I can think of no one better to fulfill this leadership role.”

Price holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Salisbury University and a Master’s degree in Education from Wilmington University.

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