Pauls leaves QACPS amid con­tin­ued staff shake-up

Record Observer - - School - By HANNAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­times.com

CEN­TRE­VILLE — Janet Pauls, as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent for in­struc­tional ser­vices and school im­prove­ment for Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools, an­nounced at the June 7 Board of Ed­u­ca­tion meet­ing she will not be re­turn­ing for the 2017-18 school year.

Pauls re­turned to QACPS for the 2016-17 school year to serve as as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent for in­struc­tional ser­vices and school im­prove­ment while Greg Pilewski served as in­terim su­per­in­ten­dent. Prior to her re­turn, Pauls had served most re­cently as prin­ci­pal of Cen­tre­ville Mid­dle School in 2012.

Pauls is a na­tive of Queen Anne’s County and be­gan her teach­ing ca­reer at Stevensville Mid­dle School in 1977. She was the county’s Teacher of the Year while at Church Hill El­e­men­tary School. Pauls also served as su­per­vi­sor of in­struc­tion in 2000 and as prin­ci­pal at Church Hill El­e­men­tary. She also had served as an ad­junct pro­fes­sor at Wash­ing­ton Col­lege and as fa­cil­i­ta­tor for Mary­land Prin­ci­pal’s Academy at Mary­land State De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion.

The morn­ing fol­low­ing the June 7 meet­ing, QACPS re­leased staff changes for the 2017-2018 school year. All changes are ef­fec­tive July 1.

Louisa Welch, aca­demic dean Queen Anne’s County High School, moves to prin­ci­pal at Bay­side El­e­men­tary School.

Tom Walls, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal Sudlersville Mid­dle School, moves to prin­ci­pal at Sudlersville El­e­men­tary School.

New hire Tara Downes, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal Snow Hill High School, Worces­ter County Pub­lic Schools, will be the new prin­ci­pal at Stevensville Mid­dle School.

Lawrence Dunn, prin­ci­pal at Bay­side El­e­men­tary, moves to prin­ci­pal at Cen­tre­ville Mid­dle School.

Kevin Kin­top, prin­ci­pal at Stevensville Mid­dle School, will lead as pro­gram di­rec­tor at An­chor Points Academy.

Car­rie Mit­ten, cur­rent pro­gram di­rec­tor at An­chor Points Academy, moves to as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at Sudlersville Mid­dle School.

Kim Siedel, prin­ci­pal at Sudlersville El­e­men­tary, moves to aca­demic dean at Queen Anne’s County High School.

Brian Kelly, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at Queen Anne’s County High School, moves to as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at Stevensville Mid­dle School.

Last Au­gust more than half of the top school ad­min­is­tra­tors were shifted into new po­si­tions for 2016-2017 in a move of­fi­cials said would “save the school sys­tem nearly $100,000 and al­lo­cate more re­sources back to the class­room.”

PHOTO BY GENEVA HAR­RI­SON

Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent Janet Pauls reads a book about Jackie Robin­son to Rachel Wag­ner’s third-grade class as part of learning en­rich­ment dur­ing Fe­bru­ary, Black His­tory Month.

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