Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland

Dr. Darryl L. Williams
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Student Enrollment: 108,207 (65% students of color, 32% economically disadvantaged, 8% Limited English Proficient)

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Darryl L. Williams was appointed superintendent of schools for Baltimore County Public Schools on May 21, 2019, by the Board of Education.  Prior to this appointment, Dr. Williams served as the associate superintendent of K-12 schools in eight clusters in Montgomery County Public Schools (Md.), where he supervised three directors of learning, achievement, and administration, and nine instructional specialists of learning and achievement.  Together they coached, supported and evaluated eight high school principals, two specialty school principals, 15 middle school principals, and 44 elementary school principals.

For the prior three years, Dr. Williams supervised seven directors of school support and improvement and supervised all 40 middle school principals and 28 high school principals serving approximately 67,000 students.  He served on the superintendent’s Executive Leadership Team and a variety of workgroups and committees to improve teaching and learning in the school system.

Prior to these positions, he served two years as the associate superintendent of all 38 middle schools and two years as the community superintendent for the Damascus, Gaithersburg, Magruder, and Watkins Mill clusters.  Dr. Williams served as the principal at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, from 2007-2011 with a student enrollment of 2,800.  Prior to Montgomery Blair High School, he served as the principal of Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and William H. Farquhar Middle School in Olney, Maryland.
Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Hampton University.  He earned his Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from American University and completed his doctoral degree from the University of Maryland College Park.  He is a native Washingtonian and graduated from the first graduating class of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, DC, in 1984.  He began his teaching career as a mathematics teacher at Banneker Academic High School from 1988 to 1994 and left the District of Columbia Public Schools in 1994 for a career in Montgomery County Public Schools. 
Dr. Williams is married to Shellie Bronson Williams and together they have three children.  They currently reside in Howard County, Maryland, and will be moving to the Baltimore County area within the year.

Outside of work, Dr. Williams is a talented musician and he loves watching sports, going to the movies, and spending time with his family and friends.  His bucket list includes visits to all of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and a return to Colombia, South America, where he was an exchange student during the summer of his sophomore year in high school.  He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and serves on various community organizations.