CCPS announces administrative changes
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.