Roger Plunkett (MD '99)
Assistant SuperintendentThe Harford County Public Schools
At the time of the Award, Roger Plunkett was:Principal
Wilde Lake High School
As an educator with the Howard County Public School System in Howard County, Maryland, Roger Plunkett has worked as an English teacher, a department chairman, an assistant principal, and a principal. Each experience has been very rewarding and has prepared him for his present position as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Howard County Public School System. As an English teacher, Mr. Plunkett was the conference co- chair for the National Association of English Teachers, which brought over 4.000 English teachers to Baltimore, Maryland. He wrote curriculum and assisted with the opening of The Maryland Center for Thinking Studies. Mr. Plunkett has served on many local, state, and national committees, including The Maryland Task Force on the Principalship and the Maryland State Department of Education’s Bridge to Excellence Task Force. As a keynote speaker, Mr. Plunkett has spoken at conferences throughout the United States and has served as an educational consultant for the Ministry of Education in Bermuda. Mr. Plunkett has a strong vision for exemplary teaching to improve student learning, which includes all teachers knowing their learners, knowing the pedagogy, and knowing the curriculum. Currently, Roger focuses on school improvement efforts in order for schools to meet the needs of all students.
Personal MessageWe have a unique opportunity to network so that we can share best practices. In my travels, I have found many school districts "re-inventing the wheel." We need not spend our resources doing so when we can come together to share ideas. I encourage all of us to network consistently.
1977 Morgan State University, B.A.