More than half of school prin­ci­pals be­ing moved

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CENTREVILLE — When Queen Anne’s County stu­dents head back to school this fall, most of them will be greeted by new prin­ci­pals. Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools Dr. Carol Wil­liamson and As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent Greg Pilewski an­nounced ad­min­is­tra­tive changes June 21 for the 2016-2017 school year that shift the ad­min­stra­tors at more than half the county’s schools.

Only Kent Is­land and Bay­side el­e­men­taries, Stevensville Mid­dle, Centreville Mid­dle and Kent Is­land High re­tain the same prin­ci­pals. Jon Mar­ketto has re­signed as ath­letic di­rec­tor at Queen Anne’s County High to take a post of as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at KIHS.

Sudlersville El­e­men­tary is get­ting a brand new prin­ci­pal, but she’s a fa­mil­iar face to the school sys­tem.

“We are pleased to have Kim Sei­del re­turn­ing to our county and join­ing our ad­min­is­tra­tive team. She was a pre­vi­ous teacher and spe­cial­ist for QACPS prior to go­ing to Prince Ge­orge’s County Public Schools,” said Wil­liamson.

Sei­del re­places Richard McNeal, who was ap­pointed in­terim prin­ci­pal in Fe­bru­ary 2016.

Carol Kamp is mov­ing to Gra­sonville El­e­men­tary, while John Lis­chner will re­place her at Mat­a­peake El­e­men­tary. David DuLac is the new prin­ci­pal at Mat­a­peake Mid­dle, while Dr. An­gela Holocker is the new prin­ci­pal at Queen Anne’s County High. Jac­que­lyn Wil­helm is mov­ing to Church Hill Ele­men­tar y.

Michelle Carey is the new prin­ci­pal at Ken­nard; Dr. Lloyd Tay­lor is the new prin­ci­pal at Centreville El­e­men­tary. Sean Kenna is the new prin­ci­pal at Sudlersville Mid­dle.

Wil­liamson said a sim­i­lar shift took place about five years ago. Some staff had re­quested new as­sign­ments Wil­liamson said, and some­times it is about in­fus­ing new en­ergy and tak­ing a school to the next level.

Wil­liamson said she and Pilewski, who will serve as the in­terim su­per­in­ten­dent for the 2016-17 school year, had dis­cussed these as­sign­ments in depth and met with all of the ad­min­is­tra­tors in­di­vid­u­ally be­fore the new as­sign­ments were made.

Wil­liamson and Pilewski said they spent many hours re­flect­ing on school data and the needs of the sys­tem while mak­ing these as­sign­ments.

“We be­lieve these as­sign­ments will help our schools con­tinue on an up­ward per­for­mance tra­jec­tory,” Wil­liamson con­fi­dently stated.

Prin­ci­pals will be send­ing a wel­come let­ter to their new staff and com­mu­nity within the next sev­eral weeks. How­ever, Wil­liamson said, due to sev­eral school-based and cen­tral of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tive po­si­tions that still need to be filled there may be ad­di­tional shifts within the ad­min­is­tra­tive team.

Ad­min­is­tra­tors are ap­proved as fol­low­ing:

Bay­side and Kent Is­land el­e­men­tary schools, Lawrence Dunn, prin­ci­pal; Ar­lene Read­ing, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal.

Centreville El­e­men­tary, Dr. Lloyd Tay­lor, prin­ci­pal.

Centreville Mid­dle, Amy Hu­dock, prin­ci­pal; Theresa Far­nell, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal.

Church Hill El­e­men­tary, Jac­que­lyn Wil­helm, prin­ci­pal.

Gra­sonville El­e­men­tary, Carol Kamp, prin­ci­pal.

Ken­nard El­e­men­tary, Michelle Carey, prin­ci­pal.

Kent Is­land High, John Schre­con­gost, prin­ci­pal; Tracey Kenna, aca­demic dean;

Daniel Hard­ing, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal and ath­letic di­rec­tor; Jon Mar­ketto, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal; and an as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal to be de­ter­mined.

Mat­a­peake El­e­men­tary, John Lis­chner, prin­ci­pal.

Mat­a­peake Mid­dle, David DuLac prin­ci­pal; Kaylen Ko­vach, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal.

Stevensville Mid­dle, Kevin Kin­top, prin­ci­pal; Jen­nifer Schre­con­gost, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal.

Sudlersville El­e­men­tary, Kim­berly Sei­del, prin­ci­pal.

Sudlersville Mid­dle, Sean Kenna, prin­ci­pal; Thomas Walls, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal.

Queen Anne’s County High, Dr. An­gela Holocker, prin­ci­pal; Louisa Welch, aca­demic dean; Brian Kelly, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal and ath­letic di­rec­tor; Deb­o­rah Lawrence, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal.

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On Wed­nes­day, June 15, Del. Steven J. Arentz pre­sented a Mary­land House of Del­e­gates Ci­ta­tion to Prin­ci­pal Carol Kamp and the staff of Mat­a­peake El­e­men­tary School in recog­ni­tion of Kamp’s ex­em­plary lead­er­ship of a de­voted team of car­ing pro­fes­sion­als whose com­mit­ment to the stu­dents and fam­i­lies of Mat­a­peake El­e­men­tary School will ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity for gen­er­a­tions. The pre­sen­ta­tion was made dur­ing the school’s fifth grade ad­vance­ment pro­gram, that saw 75 stu­dents be­ing pro­moted to mid­dle school. Af­ter be­ing ap­proached by par­ents of Mat­a­peake El­e­men­tary School where Kamp and her staff en­joy wide and en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port, Arentz said he was hon­ored to rec­og­nize the good work done to the ben­e­fit of all stu­dents and mark­ing the end of an­other suc­cess­ful school year.

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Queen Anne’s County High School Prin­ci­pal Jac­que­lyn Wil­helm, left, and Cody Pfi­ef­fer dis­play his Mary­land His­tory Day Award.

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