D'Ette W. Devine, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. D’Ette W. Devine is in her forty-second year in public education with the Cecil County Public Schools, the system where she received her own education. In 2010, she was appointed as Superintendent of Schools, and was re-appointed to a second term in 2014. Dr. Devine has been a highly successful world languages teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, executive director, chief negotiator, and associate superintendent for administrative services prior to accepting the position of superintendent. After graduating from Elkton High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, and both her master’s and doctoral degrees in education leadership from the University of Delaware. Her dissertation was nominated for the George Herbert Ryden Prize in the Social Sciences.
Dr. Devine has been an education leader across the State of Maryland, and is currently serving as President of the Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland (PSSAM). She has held leadership positions in the Eastern Shore of Maryland Education Consortium, the Maryland Negotiation Service, and served as Co-Chair of the State Board’s Committee on Discipline. She was appointed to the P-20 Education Leadership Council by the Governor in 2014 where she continues to serve.
In 2014, Dr. Devine received the Athena Women in Leadership Award in recognition of her extraordinary impact in the Cecil County community, and was recently awarded the Maryland School Safety Superintendent of the Year by the Maryland Center for School Safety.