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Zaharah Valentine


The Baltimore City Public School System Board of School Commissioners approved the appointment of Mrs. Zaharah Valentine as principal of the Baltimore Design School starting with the 2016/17 school year. Mrs. Valentine was the unanimous choice of a search committee including Baltimore Design School parents, teachers and board members.

Mrs. Valentine served as Interim Principal at Baltimore Design School in the spring of 2016, where she impressed school system administrators, teachers, parents, and board members with her acumen for leadership, and command over the student body.

“Over Baltimore Design School’s first five years, it has accomplished so much. It has become one of the most sought after schools in the city, built partnerships with design firms, colleges and universities and corporations such as Under Armour,” said Fred Lazarus, vice chair, Board of Directors, Baltimore Design School.