Paul L. Vance

Montgomery County
Appointed July 2010

Dr. Vance has over thirty years of experience working in education, including the top post of Superintendent of Schools. From 2003 to 2006, he served as the Superintendent of Schools for the District of Columbia Public School System. From 1977 to 1999, Dr. Vance advanced from the Area Associate Superintendent of Montgomery County Schools, to Deputy Superintendent in 1987, and then Superintendent in 1991. Prior to that, Dr. Vance was the Deputy Superintendent for Baltimore City Public Schools. From 1968 to 1972, Dr. Vance served as Principal of the Clarence E. Pickett Middle School in Philadelphia. He also served as a Social Studies/Science Specialist in Philadelphia in his early years. Dr. Vance is the recipient of a number of awards including Educator of the Year from the African American Business Council, the Excellence and Service award from the Montgomery County Alliance of Black School Educators, the Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame Induction from the National Alliance of Black School Educators, and the Legacy Award from the Montgomery County Workforce Development Commission. Dr. Vance received his Bachelor of Science from Cheyney University in 1952, received his Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960 and received his Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He is a resident of Montgomery County. .