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Michael Zarchin


Dr. Mike Zarchin has proudly served public schools for 31 years in

suburban, urban and rural settings in Maryland. As Chief of Schools in

Baltimore County Public Schools, Mike was responsible for the leadership

and safety of 176 schools and programs. He also served as Chief of School

Climate and Safety where he was responsible for school safety, student

services, and school climate initiatives. Mike has extensive experience

supervising, coaching, and mentoring principals through his work in

Montgomery County Public Schools as Director of School Support and

Improvement and as a Consulting Principal.

In his six years as a middle school principal in Bethesda, Maryland, the

performance of every student group showed notable increases on state

assessments. The outstanding work of the staff resulted in improved

performance of students. Under Mike’s leadership the school received

designation as a National Blue Ribbon School. He was awarded with the

Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award and he earned recognition

from Johns Hopkins University for significant gains in the performance of

historically underachieving students.

Mike is passionate about building the capacity of school leaders and

establishing safe and positive school environments where students excel

intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

Mike earned his Ed.D. from Walden University, M.A. from Johns Hopkins

University, and B.S. from the University of Dayton.

Michael Zarchin
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