CCPS announces 10 principal moves in system
RSHS, PVHS to get new leaders
— More than a third of the county’s schools will have new leaders next school year as 10 schools — including two high schools — are slated to have a new principal at the helm.
The re-opening of Perryville Elementary School as well as retirements at the central administration
level, which resulted in two principals moving up the ranks, led to several principal openings throughout the county.
At the high school level, Charles Helm will move from Perryville High School to Rising Sun High School to replace Anne Gellrich, who has been promoted to CCPS executive director of high school education. Replacing Helm at Perryville High School is first-time high school principal Justin Zimmerman, currently principal at Perryville Middle School.
Helm will take over at Rising Sun, the only high school he hasn’t worked at, after five years as principal at Perryville. Although Helm has worked at many schools during his 20 years with the school system, he said Perryville has felt most like home. Helm was a student at the school and also worked as an assistant principal there.
Though he’s sad to leave, Helm is also looking forward to taking over the
Perryville High School Principal Charles Helm speaks at graduation earlier this month. Helm will become principal of Rising Sun High School next school year.
These U.S. flags presented for retirement inspection during the ceremony are clearly worn and tattered.