S. Dallas Dance
Adjunct Professor, Education
Courses Taught Foundations of Education Political Issues in Education

Dr. S. Dallas Dance is the Superintendent of Schools for Baltimore County Public Schools, serving as Chief Executive and Administrative Officer for the school system. Responsible for the general administration of all instructional, business, and operational functions; and for advising and making recommendations to the Board of Education with respect to such activities. Serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Education. Dance is responsible for overseeing the instruction of more than 111,000 students and leading and managing a $1.7 billion budget, 21,000 employees, and 175 schools, centers, and programs.

Under Dance’s leadership, a five-year strategic plan, Blueprint 2.0, has been drafted and Board of Education approved. Driven by the division’s Theory of Action, Blueprint 2.0 defines globally competitive graduates as students having access to personalized learning through a 1:1 digital learning environment and experiencing opportunities to become proficient in a world language. Four-year cohort graduation rate is 87.8%, which is the second highest among large school systems in the country, more than half of BCPS high schools are ranked in the top 7% nationally, and 18 National Blue Ribbon schools and 23 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools have been designated. The school system is ranked among the best in the country for visual and performing arts and music education.

American Association of School Administrators
International Society for Technology in Education
Horace Mann League of the USA
ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Phi Delta Kappa International
Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland
Learning Forward ¿ National Staff Development Council
Professional Experience
Superintendent of Schools (2012-Present)

Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, Md.

Chief School Officer (Regional Superintendent) (2010-2012)
Houston Independent School District, Houston, Tex.
Director of School Improvement & Instructional Support (2009-2010)

Department of Instruction, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield, Va.

Assistant Superintendent (2007-2009)

Department of Instruction, Louisa County Public Schools, Mineral, Va.

Superintendent License, Maryland State Department of Education
Administration and Supervision/English Education, Virginia Department of Education
Division Superintendent License, Virginia Department of Education
Principal Certificate, Texas Education Agency
Division Superintendent Certification, Texas Education Agency
Community Service
  • White House Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans
  • American Association of School Superintendents (AASA) Executive Board
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors
  • American Heart Association of Maryland Board of Directors
  • United Way of Central Maryland Board of Directors
  • Northwest Hospital Board of Directors
  • Board of Visitors, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
  • Superintendent’s Advisory Council, The College Board
  • Maryland Council on Economic Education
  • Children’s Cancer Foundation Board of Directors
  • Kids Helping Hopkins Board of Directors
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Association 
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education Alumni Council
  • Urban League 
  • Chamber of Commerce

B.A., Virginia Union University 2001
M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University 2002
Administration and Supervision
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University 2007
Educational Leadership
Contact Information
(804) 289-8427