Dallas Dance says he supports board's decision to build school in Mays Chapel
Dallas Dance at the Young Women's College Preparatory Academy in Houston. (J. Patric Schneider, Baltimore Sun / April 7, 2012)
Dance will take over on July 1, but he plans to visit the county several times between now and then. He said he is hoping to announce a transition team early next week and to begin advertising for a deputy superintendent by the middle of the next week. Renee Foose, who holds the job now, is leaving to become superintendent of Howard County schools.
Dance said he is hoping to talk former Maryland state superintendent Nancy Grasmick, and William Bosher, a former state superintendent in Virginia, into helping with his transition.
When asked how he views charter schools, he said, he believes most public schools can offer students what charters do. "Unless they are doing something very different, then I don't think there is a need for a charter.