Administrative Changes Headline Board Meeting

Administrative Changes Headline Board Meeting
Posted on 05/17/2022
Carrie N. Sterrs
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Newark, MD, May 17, 2022
– At today’s Worcester County Board of Education meeting, several administrative appointments and transfers were announced. The new assignments are effective July 1, 2022.

Joining the Central Office instructional team is Showell Elementary School Principal Diane Shorts, who will bring over 21 years of elementary experience to the role of Coordinator of Early Childhood Education following the retirement of C. Todd Hall. Dr. Brian Phillips, current Assistant Principal at Snow Hill High School, will succeed Diane Stulz as Coordinator of Career Technology Education (CTE) and World Languages following her retirement in June. Bess Cropper will become Coordinator of Special Education following the previously announced promotion of Windy Phillips (reference below).

Ryan Cowder, current principal of Berlin Intermediate School, will transfer to helm Showell Elementary School, and Dr. Amy Gallagher, the school system’s current Coordinator of Accountability and Assessment, will return to Berlin Intermediate School as a newly appointed principal. Gallagher previously served as an Assistant Principal at the school from 2016-2018.

Several changes at the assistant principal level were also announced:

Snow Hill Middle School Assistant Principal Jonathan Kehl will transfer to Snow Hill High School.
Worcester Technical High School counselor Jennifer Howard was appointed to become Assistant Principal at Snow Hill Middle School.
Pocomoke Middle School Assistant Principal Joseph Stigler will transfer to Pocomoke High School, following the retirement of Bryan Perry.
Pocomoke Middle School’s Reading and Math Interventionist Danielle Jackson was appointed to be the school’s Assistant Principal. 

Today’s announcements follow the appointments previously announced at the Board of Education’s April meeting. Succeeding Rae Record following her retirement as Supervisor of Special Education is Windy Phillips, who has served as Coordinator of Special Education since 2017. Following the retirement of H. Stephen Price as Manager of School Safety and Security is Corporal Shawn Goddard, who has years of dedicated service protecting our schools as a valued member of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.

“These changes continue the positive trajectory for our school system,” said Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor. “We continue to have a deep pool of incredibly talented educational leaders here in Worcester County. I am confident that these changes will lead to greater educational opportunities for our students. Congratulations to them all, and I thank them for their commitment to bring their best to these new roles.”

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Carrie N. Sterrs at 410.632.5092 or email at [email protected]