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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.

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