Pauls leaves QACPS amid continued staff shake-up
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.”
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.