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After being Tapped, Houlihan Withdraws from Bid for MCPS Superintendent

In the wake of an unanticipated announcement by Board President Patricia O’Neill last Thursday identifying Andrew Houlihan, current Chief Academic Officer at Houston Independent School District, as the “preferred candidate” for the next MCPS Superintendent, the forerunner announced that he will withdraw from further consideration for the position.

“Today, May 17, 2015, Dr. Andrew Houlihan informed the Montgomery County Board of Education that he is withdrawing from consideration for the position. My Board colleagues and I appreciate Dr. Houlihan’s interest in the position, and wish him the best of luck in the future,” wrote O’Neill in an email, adding that “the Board will continue to focus on its search for the next superintendent of schools.”

MCPS will finalize its selection for the next superintendent by July 1st.

More to come…

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In 2012, Student Member of the Board of Education John Mannes created a countywide press network to help build a conduit to share fresh and relevant information written by youth to the wider Montgomery County student body.

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