Renee Foose, Ed.D.
Howard County Public School System
Howard County Public Schools is partnering with McDaniel College on the Teachers for Tomorrow program.
The initiative is aimed at lifting students from poverty, creating a diverse and highly effective workforce and helping to eliminate gaps in learning achievement, said Superintendent Renee Foose, Ed.D.
She said students, who will apply to participate, will be those who have demonstrated academic potential and an interest in teaching.
The program, which will include 12 high-school seniors in its first year, will provide a free, four-year college education for low-income, first generation college students. In exchange, the students will choose any major but minor in education and commit to returning to the Howard County school system as teachers or professionals for five years.
Foose said the goal is to add 12 participants annually.
“They’ll have a paid for college education and come back into our classrooms, serving as role models for other students,” Foose said.