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PAUL L. VANCE
20625 Hazelnut Court, Germantown. Maryland 20874
Telephone: (Home) 301-428-9035
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Public school superintendent for eight years of one of the
nation's largest school systems. Twenty-seven years an executive in three public school
districts. Fiscal and public policy expert in the govenance of schools and the management
of resources, with a focus on community involvement, business leadership, and increased
parental and.public support for investment in educational programs.
Educational send instructional leader with classroom and
school-level expertise reflecting a career spanning 47 years, first and foremost as a
teacher. Urban education specialist with a deep and personal understanding of the complex
needs of cities and metropolitan areas in the development of quality teaching and learning
amid demographic changes involving race, ethnicity, and culture.
- The Success for Every Student Plan, which established a
framework for reform and improvement over an eight-year period by identifying key academic
milestones and implementing strategically planned enhancements to the classroom
instructional program. Student performance gains were made in core learning areas such as
reading and mathematics, as well as advanced placement and honors courses, attendance, and
student achievement on nationally recognized academic measures.
- Operating budget and strategic planning, in which the school
system gained a 47-percent increase in operational funds over eight years through formal
and specific strategic planning and detailed accounting and control of expenditures.
School system investment increased from an annual generalized budget of $702.9 million to
highly specific expenditures of more than $1 billion, resulting in increased funds for
targeted academic and program improvements, including increased staff, gains in t:
technology resources, and enhancements for employee recruitment and salaries.
- Capital budget and enrollment management, which produced
expenditures for school construction that grew to $114.1 million a year and funded the
opening of 19 new schools and 38 modernizations of existing schools, the foundation of one
of the largest building programs in the metropolitan area. The capital investment
responded to an enrollment growth of more than 20,500 students -- an increase of nearly
one-fifth -- over eight years, making the school system the 19th largest in the nation.
- Targeted instructional enhancements and class-size reductions,
which focused on improving student achievement in early reading (with instructional
sessions of 15:1) and high school Algebra (with classes of 20:1). Improvements included
systemwide enhancements of curriculum, especially the implementation of a nationally
recognized elementary science program, and new approaches to reading instruction designed
to achieve independent, on-level reading for all students by Grade 3.
- A comprehensive, systemwide focus on safety and security that
ushered in the first strategically planned school security program, including changes in
policies, regulations, and state legislation and provided schools with specially trained
CURRENT RELEVANT ACTIVITY
Educational Leadership Development in the organization and
implementation of the first doctoral program at the School of Education. Bowie State
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Superintendent of Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools.
Maryland, 1991 - 1999.
Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Montgomery County Pubic Schools, Maryland, 1987 - 1991.
Area Associate Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland, 1977 - 1987
Deputy Superintendent, Baltimore City Public Schools,
Baltimore, Maryland, 1973 - 1977
Intern Superintendent, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC, January 1973 -
Intern Superintendent, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, Maryland, August 1972 -
Principal, Clarence E. Pickett Middle School, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, 1968 - 1972
Principal, Roosevelt Junior High Summer School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1968
Principal, Fulton Lower School Summer School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1967
Administrative Assistant, West Philadelphia Evening High School, Pennsylvania, 1968 - 1969
Principal, Cook-Wissahickon School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965 - 1968
Auxiliary Principal, Region 8, Philadelphia Public Schools, Pennsylvania, 1964
Social Studies/Science Specialist, District 2, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, 1961 - 1954
Teacher, Pennypack House of Corrections, Pennsylvania
Teacher, J. F. Reynolds Elementary/Intermediate School, Pennsylvania
Teacher, Mathematics and Science, Adult Evening High School, Pennsylvania
Teacher, Science and Social Studies, Summer School, Pennsylvania
Doctor of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
Master of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1960
Bachelor of Science, Cheyney University, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, 1952
Maryland State Superintendent's Certificate
Pennsylvania School Superintendent's Certificate
SELECTED AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Educator of the Year, African American Business Council
Excellence and Service, Montgomery County Alliance of Black School Educators
Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame Induction, National Alliance of Black School
Legacy Award, Montgomery County Workforce Development Corporation