CCPS an­nounces 10 prin­ci­pal moves in sys­tem

RSHS, PVHS to get new lead­ers

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JES­SICA IAN­NETTA

jian­netta@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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

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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.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CARL HAMIL­TON

These U.S. flags pre­sented for re­tire­ment in­spec­tion dur­ing the cer­e­mony are clearly worn and tat­tered.

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