Superintendent of Schools


Superintendent of Schools Louis H. Taylor

Mr. Louis H. Taylor is a lifelong resident of Worcester County and a Worcester County Public Schools employee for over 30 years, where he currently holds the position of Superintendent of Schools. 

Prior to being named Superintendent, Taylor served as Chief Operating Officer/Asst. Superintendent of Operations. As COO, Taylor has implemented system-wide change by improving efficiency and productivity for the departments he oversees. In addition, Taylor also spearheaded the establishment of the Worcester County Education Foundation, which has garnered pledged donations of over $500,000 from local partners which will support school system initiatives to generate further student success.

Taylor’s involvement with the school system and community call back to a favored quote of his from Theodore Roosevelt: “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Taking pride in his community, Taylor currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Atlantic General Hospital; Board Member for Hudson Health Services, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, and the Worcester County Education Foundation; he is also a member of the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for District 1; and a director for Calvin B. Taylor Bank. Taylor previously served on the Worcester County Local Management Board, the Worcester County Board of Zoning Appeals, the Salisbury University Varsity Club; and was a Past Chairman of the Board of Hudson Health Services. He is also co-owner of Bali-Hi RV Park, Inc.

Taylor’s dedication to the Worcester County community has also been recognized through many notable awards and honors. He was most recently honored at an evening event sponsored by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce where he received the distinguished 2016 Greater OC Chamber Citizen-of-the-Year Award.

His career in education began at Berlin Middle School (now Berlin Intermediate School) as a physical education teacher before advancing to assistant principal. In 1991, Taylor made the move to Stephen Decatur High School, serving initially as assistant principal and then principal, a position he held for 17 years and garnered him statewide recognition as the 1998 Maryland Principal of the Year. Under his leadership, Stephen Decatur became the first Maryland Blue Ribbon School in the county, and the school established the SDHS Alumni Association, a group which, in eleven months, sought and raised over $500,000 from the community for a new athletic field house.

Taylor holds a Masters of Education degree from Salisbury University, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education also from Salisbury University. Taylor is also a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School.