New DCPS superintendent meets with county council

Newly appointed Interim Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools Dave Bromwell formally meets county council members during a Tuesday, July 2, meeting.

CAMBRIDGE — The newly appointed interim superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools, W. David Bromwell, formally introduced himself to the county council during a Tuesday, July 2, meeting.

The Dorchester Board of Education unanimously chose Bromwell for the position on May 31. He officially stepped into his new role July 1.

Bromwell has worked his way up through the Dorchester school system, starting as a teacher in 1988. He later became dean of the county’s two high schools and eventually took on the duties of assistant principal and principal.

Before accepting the job of interim superintendent, Bromwell was the principal of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School.

He is replacing the now-retired Dr. Diana Mitchell, who was the DCPS superintendent from 2017 to 2019. Bromwell’s interim appointment will last until June 30, 2020.

During the July 2 meeting, Bromwell highlighted his goal of uniting the school board and county council. He said he plans to place great importance on opening the lines of communication between the two bodies.

Councilman Lenny Pfeffer wished Bromwell good luck in his new position and said, “I like that you’re really making an emphasis for communication between the board of education and the county council.”

Bromwell said he was looking forward to working with the council, underlining his deep-rooted connection to the county.

“I was born and raised here as many of you are,” he said. “And I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Dorchester BOE President Glenn Bramble said during a meeting earlier this year that Bromwell was “the best candidate for the job.”

“He has years of solid education experience as a teacher and as an administrator. He is committed to safe schools and education opportunities to all students,” Bramble said. “[And] he is very knowledgeable about Dorchester County Public Schools. His heart and home are here in Dorchester.”

When Bromwell accepted his appointment in May, he said he would “do what needs to be done for this county and this school system.”

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