Building the Future


Every Page Tells Our Story

Building the Future takes you on a two hundred and seventy six page journey showcasing the history of Baltimore County Public Schools in a way that has never been done before. Through a compilation of stories, photos, and testimonials, the full-color commemorative book describes the school system’s growth—and occasional growing pains—and how Baltimore County Public Schools ultimately rose from their humble beginnings in 1732, to a school system renowned for both its stability and innovation.


Author's Motivations for Creating Building the Future:

“The story of how this came to be dates back to 1993. One day, my remarkable grandmother invited me to climb a fence and then a hill with her. When we reached the top, she pointed to an abandoned building. Her face filled with amazement as she showed me the schoolhouse she attended as a young child. I could see that she was being flooded with memories, as tears trickled down her cheek. I felt honored to be there with her at such a beautiful site and to learn more about her educational legacy.

Two decades later, I found myself experiencing similar feelings as I participated on celebration-planning committees for anniversaries of two high schools. The process invigorated me so much that I began traveling around our county, gathering bits and pieces of history about all our schools. I wanted to know more about those who designed them, built them, worked in them and learned in them.  Finally, I realized that I had captured enough magical moments and decades of history to create this book, “Building the Future.”

Author ~ Edward Farrell Maddox

Building the Future

There will be six hundred and fifty regular editions of Building the Future commemorative books available for order. The books are priced at $150. Join us as we continue building the future for generations to come. You can make an impact in the future of Baltimore County Public Schools.

Legacy Edition

By selecting the Building the Future - Legacy Edition for $1,992, you will be honored as a Legacy Leader in our Greenwood Society. The Greenwood Society is an exclusive cadre of business and community leaders committed to investing in Baltimore County by supporting outstanding education for its children and youth.

Legacy Leaders will receive one of the first 100 editions of Building the Future, individually numbered and signed by Superintendent, Dr. S. Dallas Dance and former superintendents of Baltimore County Public Schools.

As an exemplary leader in our community, you can become a Greenwood Society Legacy Leader.  We offer you a limited edition copy of Building the Future as just one of many benefits of becoming a Greenwood Society Legacy Leader.


Greenwood Society Legacy Leaders


Dr. Robert Dubel, BCPS Superintendent 1976-1992

Dr. Stuart Berger, BCPS Superintendent 1992-1995

Dr. Anthony Marchione, BCPS Superintendent 1995-2000

Dr. Joe A. Hairston, BCPS Superintendent 2000-2012

Dr. S. Dallas Dance, BCPS Superintendent 2012-2017

Mr. Richard Huffman, III , President & CEO CELEBREE Learning Centers

Ms. Deborah S. Phelps & Family

Ms. Patricia Mitchell, Board of Director, KCI Technologies

Mr. Steve Prumo, The Prumo Group, Merrill Lynch

Mr. Tim Bojanowski, President, Zest Social Media Solutions, LLC

Mr. Doug Eder, President, Oak Contracting, LLC

Mr. Ryan Yu, President, Daly Computers, Inc.

Office Depot/Office Max

Mr. Gary Berger, President & CEO, HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.

Ms. Carol Summerfield, President, Sigman & Summerfield Associates, Inc.

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.

Mr. Chuck Sabia and Mr. John Sabia, Jostens

Mr. Phillip Martien, President, Phillips Way, Inc.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Mr. Tyler Tate, President, Lewis Contractors

Dr. Nancy Grasmick, Former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Wes Moore, Founder & CEO of BridgeEdU

Mr. Scott Dorsey, Chairman & CEO Merritt Properties

Mr. Alan Reed, President & Design Principal, GWWO, Inc. /Architects


Mr. Joe Harsel & Family

Mr. Kevin Kamenetz, County Executive of Baltimore County Maryland

Mr. Farrell Maddox, Author of "Building the Future"

Ms. Michele Prumo, BCPS Chief of Staff, 2012-2017

Mr. Sean McComb, BCPS, Maryland and National Teacher of the Year






Support Our Students

The Education Foundation works to provide opportunities for Baltimore County Public School students and families. The money collected through donations is dedicated to supporting the vision of the Foundation, which is to ensure that all BCPS students have the resources to enable them to graduate globally competitive.

To support the continued growth and success of BCPS students and schools, please contribute to the school system through the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

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