Office of the Superintendent

  • Image of Superintendent Barbara Baker Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are pleased and excited that you have entrusted your child(ren) to our care. The faculty, staff, and administration of Garrett County Public Schools remain committed to providing the best educational opportunities for our students while continuing to address the health and safety of each child. The members of the Board of Education and I would like to thank you for your support, understanding, and shared dedication to our learning community. Together we will strive to be the best we can be.

    The need for parents to stay involved in their child’s education and extracurricular activities is exactly why we created the GCPS calendar. Within those pages are important dates, facts, and resources to benefit you and your child throughout the 2022-2023 school year. Specifically, we have included the Board of Education’s goals and mission, attendance guidelines, graduation requirements, student behavior protocols, school lunch information, highlights of the instructional programs, and more. The calendar also includes the names and telephone numbers of individuals who can provide additional information on a variety of subjects.

    Our dedicated and professional staff have engaged in continuous learning and development with the goal of delivering instruction that meets the needs of the students. Parents, please know that I deeply appreciate and value the role you play in your child’s education. I urge you to stay involved throughout your child’s school career to ensure the greatest success possible. As we move into a new school year, parents and citizens are urged to continue their involvement in our schools as volunteers, members of parent and booster organizations, leaders of school improvement teams, advocates on behalf of students, and supporters of school activities. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our new website at or follow us on social media.

    I look forward to meeting with various stakeholders throughout the school year as we work together to explore ways to enhance the services we provide for children. I welcome input from parents and families and I am available to speak with you anytime. On behalf of our students, I would like to thank you in advance for your contributions toward making the 2022-2023 school year a very successful and rewarding academic experience. It is my honor to continue to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. We look forward to an exciting & healthy school year!