Wednesday, August 22, 2012
MCPS Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr joined school officials from Prince George's County, Fairfax County, Washington, DC, and Alexandria City to talk schools Tuesday morning.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
It was quite the crowd Tuesday morning as officials from five Washington, DC-area school districts joined WTOP to discuss teacher shortage, citizenship and homework as part of the radio station's "Ask the Superintendent" show. Among the officials was Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr, who was joined by Fairfax County School Superintendent Jack Dale, D.C. School Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Prince George's County School Board Chair Verjeana Jacobs, according to the report. Alexandria City School Superintendent Morton Sherman joined the discussion via telephone. Starr's comments on MCPS during the WTOP interview included: Also noted was that every Montgomery County school has a librarian. To read the full …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr answered questions for Patch, evaluating his first year.
As Montgomery County Public Schools' 2011-12 school year drew to a close last week, Dr. Joshua Starr was closing the book on his first year as superintendent. Starr replaced Jerry Weast, who spent the previous 12 years in the role. Patch: You just wrapped up your first school year, and July 1, 2012, marks your first full year as MCPS superintendent. What did you hope to accomplish in year one, and do you think you were able to do so? Dr. Joshua Starr: For year one it’s really been about transition. And I took a pretty deliberate approach to transition planning, to entry and to help the community get to know me and by community I mean teachers and administrators and parents and kids and elected officials. I wanted them to get to know me …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Starr to take the helm at MCPS on July 1.
Helping students become good, well-rounded people is equally as important as guiding them toward academic success, says incoming Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr. About 80 people attended a community forum at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville on Tuesday night, the first opportunity for the public to meet the new superintendent. Starr's first official day on the job is July 1. “Whatever kids do, they need to have more options when they leave us than when they came in ...,” said Starr, who has three children of his own with wife Emma. “You need to try different things and there’s not one way of looking at it.” The county should use a variety of criteria for assessing student success rather than …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Joshua P. Starr's contract is for four years with a $250K base salary.
Joshua P. Starr came to Rockville on Wednesday to make it official, signing a four-year contract that will pay him a base salary of $250,000 annually as the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. Starr will succeed Jerry D. Weast, who steps down on June 30 after 12 years at the helm of the largest school system in Maryland. He inherits a school system that grew its budget significantly and reached great heights under Weast, including a graduation rate that ranks first among the nation's largest school districts as ranked by Education Week magazine. Asked about his charge to improve upon a school system that is already a nationally recognized leader, Starr said that he is up to what he called “the best kind of challenge.” “…
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Joshua P. Starr has been superintendent of Stamford (CT) schools since 2005.
Joshua P. Starr, the Stamford (CT) Public Schools superintendent, will be the next Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent, pending final contract negotiations and state approval. The county school board announced Starr as the finalist in a public meeting on Monday evening. “We are pleased, we are in fact delighted, that Dr. Starr is joining us,” said board President Christopher S. Barclay (Dist. 4) of Takoma Park, adding that the new superintendent will come to Montgomery County and have several public meetings before officially assuming the job on July 1. Starr has been superintendent of Stamford Public Schools, a 15,000-student system with similar demographics to Montgomery County, since 2005. He worked in the New York City …