NEWARK – Former teacher Bill Gordy has been selected to lead the school board as president of the Worcester County Board of Education.
Gordy, who joined the school board in 2014, was elected to hold the seat of president at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Longtime board member Doug Dryden was chosen to serve as vice president.
“It is indeed a privilege to serve with this dedicated group of professionals,” Gordy said. “We look forward to a period of growth and prosperity in Worcester County that will continue to provide, at even a higher level we hope, every child in our system with a quality education.”
In spite of his relatively recent admission to the board he’s a well-known figure to many in the school system, as the Snow Hill resident spent several years teaching at Worcester Technical High School. After spending 25 years as a Maryland State Police detective, he helped start the criminal justice program at the high school. He was an instructor in the program until retiring in 2013.
Gordy said he looked forward to working with the rest of the school board to improve Worcester County’s school system. Gordy also alluded to a commitment to support the county’s teachers.
“Our pledge to you is that we will work tirelessly to restore Worcester County to a position that will better enable us to recruit and retain quality personnel in our system,” he said.
Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor congratulated Gordy and Dryden and praised the school system’s elected representatives.
“I think we have a fine group here to continue to do the work we need to do for the school system,” Taylor said.