CCPS an­nounces ad­min­is­tra­tive changes

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DEN­TON — Caro­line County Pub­lic Schools made sev­eral ad­min­is­tra­tive changes over the sum­mer be­fore the 2018-19 school year, which be­gins for stu­dents Tues­day, Sept. 4.

“We are pleased to wel­come new em­ploy­ees to the CCPS fam­ily,” said Su­per­in­ten­dent Dr. Pa­tri­cia Sae­lens. “They bring a va­ri­ety of ex­pe­ri­ence from other dis­tricts that will ben­e­fit stu­dents and en­hance our strong ad­min­is­tra­tive team.”

An­gela Ge­bert was named co­or­di­na­tor of in­struc­tion. Ge­bert be­gan her ca­reer in Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools in spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion. After more than 20 years, she re­tired as the di­rec­tor of spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion. She has a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in psy­chol­ogy from Union Univer­sity, and master’s de­grees from the Univer­sity of Mary­land in guid­ance and coun­sel­ing and spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion.

Re­nee Hes­son was named su­per­vi­sor of in­struc­tion. Hes­son comes to Caro­line from Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools, where she was the co­or­di­na­tor of in­struc­tion since 2013. Prior to that, she was an English and read­ing teacher for Wi­comico County Pub­lic Schools. Hes­son re­ceived her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in English, se­condary ed­u­ca­tion and French and master’s de­gree in English as a Sec­ond Lan­guage (ESOL) from Sal­is­bury Univer­sity.

Jean­nine Nec­es­sary was named an as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at North Caro­line High School. Nec­es­sary was pre­vi­ously em­ployed by Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools, where she was an English lan­guage arts teacher, read­ing spe­cial­ist and teacher spe­cial­ist since 2012. Prior to that, she was a mid­dle school teacher for Anne Arun­del County Pub­lic Schools. Nec­es­sary has a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in English from the Univer­sity of Mary­land Bal­ti­more County (UMBC) and a master’s de­gree from Gratz Col­lege.

Christina Schindler was named co­or­di­na­tor of spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion, Schindler has been em­ployed by Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools since 2009, first as a spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion teacher and then as the fa­cil­i­ta­tor of dig­i­tal teach­ing. She earned her bach­e­lor’s de­gree in el­e­men­tary ed­u­ca­tion and his­tory and master’s de­gree in ed­u­ca­tional tech­nol­ogy from the Col­lege of New Jersey.

Deb­o­rah Si­a­chos was named su­per­vi­sor of hu­man re­sources. Si­a­chos has worked for Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools as a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and staffing spe­cial­ist, and for Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools as an as­sis­tant hu­man re­sources ad­min­is­tra­tor. She also has ex­pe­ri­ence as a hu­man re­sources gen­er­al­ist in the field of gov­ern­ment con­tract­ing. Deb­bie has a bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Vir­ginia Tech, and holds the So­ci­ety for Hu­man Re­source Man­age­ment (SHRM) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Les­lie Tol­ley was named prin­ci­pal of Den­ton El­e­men­tary School. Tol­ley has been a teacher, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal and prin­ci­pal for Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools since 2000. She has a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in el­e­men­tary ed­u­ca­tion and a master’s de­gree in school lead­er­ship and ad­min­is­tra­tion, both from Sal­is­bury Univer­sity.

The Board of Ed­u­ca­tion also ap­proved the pro­mo­tion or trans­fer of sev­eral cur­rent Caro­line County Pub­lic Schools em­ploy­ees.

“We are ex­cited to pro­mote from within the school sys­tem, and pro­vide staff with new op­por­tu­ni­ties that will ul­ti­mately ben­e­fit our stu­dents,” Sae­lens said.

Mary Jo Kerr was named as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal of Greens­boro El­e­men­tary School. Kerr be­gan her ca­reer as an el­e­men­tary teacher in Pitts­burgh. She came to CCPS in 2008 and has since taught English lan­guage arts at Colonel Richard­son Mid­dle School. Kerr earned her bach­e­lor’s de­gree from St. Bonaventure in Al­le­gany, N.Y., and her master’s de­gree in ed­u­ca­tional lead­er­ship from Sal­is­bur y Univer­sity.

Car­men Mil­li­gan was named trans­porta­tion su­per­vi­sor. Mil­li­gan be­gan her ca­reer with CCPS in 1980 in the trans­porta­tion of­fice. Since that time, she has pro­vided sup­port to five con­sec­u­tive trans­porta­tion su­per­vi­sors and di­rec­tors, and has been an in­te­gral part of im­ple­ment­ing prac­tices and poli­cies to meet the chang­ing needs in school trans­porta­tion.

Todd Ni­chols was named as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal of Fed­er­als­burg El­e­men­tary School. Ni­chols be­gan his teach­ing ca­reer in Prince Ge­orge’s County. In 2004, he was hired by CCPS to teach at Fed­er­als­burg El­e­men­tary School, which he did for 10 years. He was then the as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at Greens­boro El­e­men­tary since 2014. Ni­chols earned his bach­e­lor’s de­gree in ele­men­tar y ed­u­ca­tion from Blooms­burg Univer­sity, and holds master’s de­grees in in­struc­tional tech­nol­ogy from Amer­i­can In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Univer­sity, ad­min­is­tra­tion and su­per­vi­sion from the Univer­sity of Scran­ton and English/ TESOL from Sal­is­bury Univer­sity.

Amy Tow­ers was named su­per­vi­sor of in­struc­tion. Tow­ers taught in North Carolina be­fore com­ing to CCPS in 2007. She was a spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion and sci­ence teacher at Lock­er­man Mid­dle School be­fore mov­ing into a sci­ence spe­cial­ist po­si­tion for the school sys­tem. She holds a bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Sal­is­bury Univer­sity and a master’s de­gree from Univer­sity of Mary­land Col­lege Park.

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