MCPS Superintendent Candidate Changes His Mind

Pat-ONeill-624x523The President of the Montgomery County Board of Education, Patricia O’Neill, has released a statement about a new development in the search for the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. You can read her statement, below:

“On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Dr. Andrew Houlihan informed the Montgomery County Board of Education that he is withdrawing from consideration as superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools.

“The Board appreciates Dr. Houlihan’s interest in the position and wishes him the best of luck in the future. The Board will continue to focus on a search for the next superintendent of schools.”

Just last week, school board members described Houlihan as the “preferred candidate” for the position.

Houlihan is currently serving as chief academic officer of the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Asked for her reaction today, School Board member Rebecca Smondrowski said she enjoyed meeting Dr. Houlihan and noted “many insightful conversations with him about education.”

“I respect his decision and wish him all the best,” Smondrowski said.

Dr. Andrew Houlihan PHOTO | Houston Independent School District

Dr. Andrew Houlihan
PHOTO | Houston Independent School District

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