Acting upon a recommendation from Superintendent Robert M. Tomback, the Harford County Board of Education has appointed Jean A. Mantegna as assistant superintendent of human resources for Harford County Public Schools. The action came at a board business meeting held on November 8, 2010 in Bel Air.
Ms. Mantegna fills a vacancy created by the departure of Jonathan O’Neal in July. She will earn $131,595 per year, the advertised salary for the school system’s top HR position.
A Harford County resident, Mantegna was the human resources manager for Baltimore County Public Library from 1998 to the present. Prior to 1998, she held management positions in human resources, primarily with healthcare organizations in the Baltimore area.
Ms. Mantegna is one of several new faces in the senior management of Harford County Public Schools. Under a reorganization that began last June, Superintendent Tomback brought Dr. William Lawrence from Baltimore County Public Schools to head up instruction, curriculum and assessment, and tapped Barbara Canavan, the former principal of Southampton Middle School, to the new position of executive director of middle school performance. Dr. Jonathan Brown, formerly with the Maryland State Department of Education, was named director of community engagement, equity, and cultural proficiency in mid-July, at about the same time that O’Neal left his post as head of human resources and Chief Financial Officer John Markowski announced plans to retire. Markowski’s position has been re-named as the assistant superintendent for business services, and is currently being advertised at an annual salary of $131,595.