10 things you didn’t know about Michael J. Martirano, interim superintendent of Howard County schools

Oct 06, 2017 125

BY: Janene Holzberg

Michael J. Martirano, 58, is a Frostburg native who lived in Howard County for 20 years and served from 2001 to 2004 as the county’s director of elementary schools and then as director of school administration for a year. He was named to his current position as the Howard County Public Schools interim superintendent in June after having served as Saint Mary’s County Public Schools superintendent and West Virginia state superintendent.

He shared some interesting facts about his life, such as his highly viewed YouTube video, signature look and knack for planking.

1. He has a vast collection of school bus-themed mementos.

Martirano recently pared down his unwieldy 368-item display of miniatures and more to fewer than 70, displaying the surviving gifts on bookshelves in his office at the Board of Education. He long ago shared his enthusiasm for buses as “a symbol for kids coming to school to learn,” and was soon inundated with them.

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SOURCE: http://www.baltimoresun.com

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