Stephens Named Superintendent

May 2, 2023

BCS Community:

Following approval from the Berkeley County Board of Education on Monday night, Ronald E. Stephens IV will serve as Superintendent of Schools, beginning July 1, 2023. Stephens, who has served in the interim capacity since July, 1, 2022, accepted a one-year contract.

Stephens came to Berkeley County Schools in 2001 as an assistant principal at Martinsburg High School. He moved to Musselman High School in 2002 as assistant principal and was named principal of Musselman High in 2003, a role he held for eight years. In 2011, Stephens was named Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services, directing county-wide resources for students and families until assuming the role of interim superintendent.

"I come from a family of educators, and I value the educational process and all those who make it a priority for our students."

Stephens earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education and a master’s in education administration and supervision from Frostburg State University. He and his wife, Joette, a teacher for Berkeley County Schools, have raised three sons, all graduates of Berkeley County Schools.

“I appreciate the opportunity to continue the work my team and I have started since I began as interim superintendent. Of great significance, we collaborated with our full community and Board of Education to successfully pass a school bond for additional educational space, infrastructure, and resources for our growing community. I recognize we have a lot of work ahead of us in the coming year to complete projects already in place and move others into an action phase. I honor the trust placed in me by this board of education to work with all stakeholder groups to ensure our students have opportunities for personal and academic success,” said Stephens.

Mr. Stephens will be sworn into the office of Superintendent of Schools in June 2023.

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