Degrees and Certifications:
Associate’s Degree from Delaware Technical and Community College Bachelor’s Degree from Wilmington University Master’s Degree from Delaware State University Doctoral Degree from the University of Delaware
Dr. Jeffrey A. Lawson, Ed.D., Superintendent
Dr. Jeffrey A. Lawson is a servant leader who believes public education is a community service that provides equitable opportunities for all children and families in Cecil County. He works each day to continually improve this school system to better serve our students and families. His mantra is People First.
Dr. Lawson was appointed Superintendent of Cecil County Public Schools by the Board of Education of Cecil County on May 14, 2018, and re-appointed for a second 4-year term on February 9, 2022.
Dr. Lawson has 38 years of experience in K-12 education; 13 of those years with Cecil County Public Schools serving as the Executive Director of High School Education and then moving into the Associate Superintendent of Education Services position prior to his current role. Prior to arriving in Cecil County in 2009, Dr. Lawson spent twenty-five years as a public educator in Delaware schools, where he served as a high school mathematics teacher, assistant principal, middle and high school principal, central office director, and education associate for Delaware’s Department of Education. Additionally, he has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Delaware and Wilmington University, teaching undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level courses.
Dr. Lawson is currently serving as President of ESMEC (Eastern Shore of Maryland Educational Consortium) and President-Elect of PSSAM (Public School Superintendents’ Association of Maryland. He is a member of the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce, the Cecil Economic Development Commission, BEPAC (Business Education Partnership Advisory Council), and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MEHC) Financial Assistance Advisory Council.
Dr. Lawson earned an Associate’s Degree from Delaware Technical and Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Wilmington University, a Graduate Degree from Delaware State University, and his Doctoral Degree from the University of Delaware.
Dr. Lawson currently lives in Newark, Delaware, with his wife, Lisa. They have two sons – Jeff Jr. and Eric; a daughter – Victoria; and a sweet granddaughter - Averie. Outside of work, Dr. Lawson is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. He is involved with his civic association. He enjoys running, golfing, fishing, grilling, and most of all, family time together.