Dr. Renee Foose has accepted an offer from the Howard County Board of Education to serve as the new superintendent of the Howard County Public School System. Pending contract negotiations and approval of the state superintendent, Foose will replace Dr. Sydney Cousin, who is retiring, effective July 1. She will be the first female superintendent in the history of the school system.
Citing her credentials and feedback received from staff and the community following a public forum on March 26, the Howard County Board of Education was unanimous in its decision to offer the job to Foose.
“She is our first choice and we are so thrilled she said yes,” said Board of Education Chair Sandra French.
Foose currently serves as deputy superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools. She has spent the past two decades serving the state of Maryland, including 15 years in Maryland Public Schools. She is credited with implementing numerous education initiatives aimed at closing the achievement gap and preparing children for college and the workforce.
Foose also has been widely recognized for her successful record of building collaborative rapport with stakeholders and union officials to implement reform efforts and increase teacher professional capacity.