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Dr. Racquel Jones

Community Superintendent
Zone 1
443-809-8767

Racquel Jones became Community Superintendent for Zone 1 of Baltimore County Public Schools in August 2018. She previously served as the Executive Director, Secondary with Zone 2. Prior to joining BCPS, Dr. Jones served as an Assistant Superintendent, Executive Director of Support and Accountability, principal, assistant principal, and teacher with other school systems. Dr. Jones earned a doctoral degree in policy, planning and leadership from The College of William & Mary, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Regent University, a bachelor’s degree in business, and teacher certification in early childhood education, both from Norfolk State University.


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Melissa DiDonato, Executive Director – Elementary
Susan Truesdell, Executive Director – Secondary


George Roberts

Community Superintendent
Zone 2
443-809-4316

George Roberts became Community Superintendent for Zone 2 of Baltimore County Public Schools in July 2016. Previously, he served BCPS as the Senior Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Executive Director of Curriculum Operations, and principal of Perry Hall High School. His background includes seven years as principal, seven years as assistant principal and six years as a classroom teacher. Mr. Roberts earned a master’s degree in school administration and supervision from Bowie State University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Towson University.


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Jane Lichter, Executive Director – Elementary
Jennifer Mullenax, Executive Director – Secondary


Christina Byers

Community Superintendent
Zone 3
443-809-8760

Christina Byers became Community Superintendent for Zone 3 of Baltimore County Public Schools in July 2017. She has spent her professional career in BCPS, previously serving as Senior Executive Director of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, she has served as an executive director of leadership development and a principal. Originally from Ramsey, New Jersey, Ms. Byers earned a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from Loyola University in Maryland.


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Heidi Miller, Executive Director – Elementary
Samuel Mustipher, Executive Director – Secondary
Linda Marchineck, Director of School Performance


Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox

Community Superintendent
Zone 4
443-809-3172

Penelope Martin-Knox became Community Superintendent for Zone 4 of Baltimore County Public Schools in July 2017, after serving as Community Superintendent of Zone 3. Prior to these positions, she served BCPS as Assistant Superintendent for Middle Schools and as a principal. She also has taught elementary, middle, and high school instrumental music as well as high school reading. Dr. Martin-Knox earned an Ed.D. in urban education and leadership from Morgan State University, a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Morgan State University.

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Karen Blannard, Executive Director – Elementary
William Bates, Executive Director – Secondary
Sandra Jimenez, Director of School Performance

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