Dr. Maria Navarro, Former MCPS Chief Academic Officer, Named Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools

Dr. Maria Navarro, Former MCPS Chief Academic Officer, Named Superintendent of Charles County Public School

Per CCPS:

Dr. Maria Navarro, an education consultant and longtime Maryland educator, is the next superintendent of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS). The Board of Education today announced the appointment of Navarro, who begins her term July 1.

Navarro’s term follows that of Dr. Kimberly Hill, who retires at the end of this month after two terms as superintendent and a 35-year career with CCPS. As the next superintendent of Charles County Public Schools, Navarro brings nearly 25 years of educational and leadership experience to the school system.

Navarro said she is excited to lead Charles County Public Schools as the next superintendent.

“I am thrilled and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the students and families of Charles County Public Schools. I look forward to working alongside the talented and committed staff of CCPS to ensure the success of every student in our schools,” Navarro said. 

About Maria Navarro, Ed.D.

Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D., is a veteran educator who has served in various teaching and leadership roles in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Navarro is currently an education consultant working to support school systems and government agencies to improve learning opportunities for young people.

Prior to her consultancy work, Navarro was the chief academic officer for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland for six years, where she oversaw the expansion of prekindergarten and dual language programs.

Under her leadership, MCPS adopted new district curriculum and interventions to support student learning, which expanded Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways, and early college opportunities for high school students.

Notably, during Navarro’s tenure, MCPS experienced steady increases in student course enrollment and test participation in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate courses.

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