Amy Hudock named principal at QACHS
CENTREVILLE — The interim superintendent of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools is making leadership changes at mid-year to fill vacancies created by resignations and early retirements at Queen Anne’s County High School.
In a Tuesday, Feb. 14, posting on the school district’s website, Gregory Pilewski announced that Amy Hudock, principal at Centreville Middle School, would succeed Angela Holocker at QACHS.
“Mrs. Hudock brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a secondar y school administrator and is also an active member of the Queen Anne’s County High School (QACHS) community. In fact, Amy has worked with many of the students currently attending QACHS and their families. She really knows and understands the community and will make a great fit,” Pilewski wrote.
Holocker submitted a letter of resignation last week and said her last day would be Feb. 28. Assistant Principal Debbie Lawrence and school counselor Connie Dean retired prior to Holocker’s resignation.
Pilewski said Hudock’s term as the high school’s principal is effective Feb. 21.
Hudock, who holds a master’s degree in school administration, has been the principal at Centreville Middle School since 2012.
She arrived in Queen Anne’s County in 1992 as an English/language arts and special education teacher at Centreville Middle School. She was promoted to instructional specialist in 2008, providing support, professional development and instructional guidance countywide. In January 2011, she was assigned to Anchor Points Academy as the program director.
Hudock and her husband Ken, a former principal at Worton Elementary School in Kent County, live in Church Hill. They have five children and three grandchildren. Their three oldest children, Cody (’03), Tyler (’04) and Ryne (’05), are QACHS graduates and each served in the United States Coast Guard. Cody is a pilot for Dynamic Aviation, Tyler is a special investigator under the Office of the Inspector General with the U.S. Department of Education, and Ryne is a fire protection engineer living in Seoul, Korea. Their youngest children, Mason, a senior, and Makenzy, a sophomore, currently attend QACHS. Mason will enter the Coast Guard this August.
To replace Hudock at CMS, Sue Stein has been named acting principal through the end of June.
Stein will start her job March 1, according to the news release. She and her husband Kenny reside in Centreville.
“Mrs. Stein is a highly experienced school administrator that knows our school system very well. As a resident, she really understands our community and we are delighted to have Sue come back to join our team. Sue is a true asset that will continue to build on the successful work that Mrs. Hudock and her team are currently performing at Centreville Middle School,” Pilewski wrote.
Stein was formerly the principal at Centreville Middle School (2002-08) and Bayside Elementary School (19992002); she retired in 2008 after 21 years in the school system.
According to the Johns Hopkins School of Education website, Stein is an instructor in its administration and supervision certificate program.
Patricia McGee contributed to this report.