Tol­ley hired as Su­per­vi­sor of In­struc­tion for Ca­reer and Tech­nol­ogy Ed­u­ca­tion

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — Adam Tol­ley joins Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools this year as Su­per­vi­sor of In­struc­tion of So­cial Stud­ies and Ca­reer and Tech­nol­ogy Ed­u­ca­tion. Tol­ley was most re­cently the as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal of Mace’s Lane Mid­dle School in Cam­bridge and is from Dorch­ester County.

He re­ceived his un­der­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate de­grees from Sal­is­bury Uni­ver­sity and started teach­ing So­cial Stud­ies at Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High School in 2002. “I am ex­cited to have this op­por­tu­nity to meet new peo­ple and work with teachers and stu­dents across the county,” said Tol­ley.

Tol­ley’s bi­og­ra­phy says he is a for­mer high school soc­cer player and he en­joys hang­ing out with his own kids — a 13-year-old son and a 15-year-old daugh­ter — and go­ing camp­ing when they can. He is also an Ori­oles fan.

Tol­ley said his goal for this school year will be to get to know ev­ery­one and get a full un­der­stand­ing of how things work. “I want to build re­la­tions with peo­ple here in this sys­tem,” said Tol­ley, “I am very ex­cited to be here in Queen Anne’s County.”

Ac­cord­ing to QACPS de­scrip­tion, Ca­reer and Tech­nol­ogy Ed­u­ca­tion pre­pares both youth and adults for a wide range of ca­reers. These ca­reers re­quire vary­ing lev­els of ed­u­ca­tion, from high school and post­sec­ondary cer­tifi­cates, to ap­pren­tice­ships, or two- and four-year col­lege de­grees. Stu­dents add value to their over­all ed­u­ca­tion by com­plet­ing CTE pro­grams of study that pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties to earn in­dus­try-rec­og­nized cre­den­tials and col­lege credit while still in high school.

CTE is no longer the vo­ca­tional pro­grams of the past, in­stead the skills stu­dents will learn are tech­ni­cal, rich in math and science and pro­vide crit­i­cal think­ing skills. In ad­di­tion to more tra­di­tional cour­ses such as cos­me­tol­ogy, last year school year QACPS of­fered for the first time a Home­land Se­cu­rity pro­gram of study at Kent Is­land and Queen Anne’s high schools.

Stu­dents worked with emer­gency man­age­ment sys­tems and other agen­cies to eval­u­ate real life sit­u­a­tions. The course was de­signed to help them be­come pro­fi­cient in prob­lem solv­ing, an­a­lyz­ing is­sues, and in­tro­duce stu­dents to gov­ern­men­tal and hu­man­i­tar­ian re­sponse mech­a­nisms for nat­u­ral and man-made dis­as­ters.

ADAM TOL­LEY

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