Frederick County Public Schools announces several principal and assistant principal appointments, effective July 1. Personnel appointments remain subject to change based on the evolving needs of the school system.
The following school principal appointments will take effect for the 2020-2021 school year:
Ballenger Creek Elementary: Megan Stein will transfer from Wolfsville Elementary. Current Principal Kristen Canning is promoted to director of School Administration and Instructional Leadership. Blue Heron Elementary: Amy Schwiegerath is transferring from Whittier Elementary to serve as planning principal for this school, slated to open for the 2021-2022 school year. Emmitsburg Elementary: Amber Madigan is promoted from assistant principal at Hillcrest Elementary. Current Principal Mary Ann Wiles is retiring. Glade Elementary: Stephen Raff is transferring from director of School Administration and Instructional Leadership. Current Principal Lorcan OhEithir is transferring to Whittier Elementary. Gov. Thomas Johnson High: Tracey Kibler is transferring from Walkersville High. Current Principal Dr. Dan Lippy is promoted to director of School Management. Lewistown Elementary: Belinda Fockler is promoted from assistant principal at Tuscarora Elementary. Current Principal Dana Austin is transferring to Myersville Elementary. Linganore High: Cynthia Hanlon is promoted from assistant principal at Tuscarora High. Current Principal Nancy Doll is retiring.
Monocacy Middle: Reginald Gunter is promoted from assistant principal at Monocacy Middle. Current Principal Dr. Stephanie Ware is transferring to Walkersville High. Myersville Elementary: Dana Austin is transferring from Lewistown Elementary. Katherine Swire is transferring to assistant principal at Yellow Springs Elementary. Oakdale Middle: Daniel Enck is transferring from Thurmont Middle. Current Principal Mita Badshah is retiring. Thurmont Middle: Janine Smith is promoted from assistant principal at Thurmont Middle. Daniel Enck is transferring to Oakdale Middle. Urbana Middle: Andrew Kibler is promoted from assistant principal at Brunswick Middle. Current Principal Stacey Hiltner is retiring. Walkersville High: Dr. Stephanie Ware is promoted from principal at Monocacy Middle. Current Principal Tracey Kibler is transferring to Gov. Thomas Johnson High. Whittier Elementary: Lorcan OhEithir is transferring from Glade Elementary. Current Principal Amy Schwiegerath is transferring to serve as planning principal for the new Blue Heron Elementary. Wolfsville Elementary: Linda Stuart is promoted from assistant principal at Brunswick Elementary. Current Principal Megan Stein is transferring to Ballenger Creek Elementary.
The following 26 schools will have different assistant principals, effective July 1: Ballenger Creek Middle, Eric Bokinsky is transferring from Crestwood Middle. Brunswick Elementary, Melissa Burton is promoted from special education teacher. Brunswick Middle, Judith Hale is transferring from Monocacy Middle. Butterfly Ridge Elementary, Jill Barnes is promoted from literacy specialist at Valley Elementary. Frederick High, Dr. Danny Rumpf is transferring from Middletown High, and Rebecca Hackett is transferring from Urbana High. Gov. Thomas Johnson High, Lindsey Baker is transferring from Oakdale High, and Kenneth Trotman is new to FCPS. Hillcrest Elementary, Melissa Desmond is promoted from special education coordinator. Linganore High, Aaron Phillips is transferring from Frederick High. Middletown High, Eric Schwarzenegger is new to FCPS. Middletown Middle, Brenda Whipp is transferring from Oakdale Middle. Monocacy Elementary, Andrea Roche is new to FCPS.
Monocacy Middle, Jill Cameron is promoted from acting assistant principal at Urbana Middle, and Amy Newkirk is promoted from literacy specialist at Brunswick Middle. Oakdale Elementary, Brian Kilduff is transferring from Centerville Elementary. Oakdale Middle, Brianna Zeoli is transferring from West Frederick Middle. Oakdale High, Cindy Johnson is transferring from Gov. Thomas Johnson High. Rock Creek, Amanda Keilholtz is promoted from special education coordinator. Tuscarora Elementary, Dr. John Ewald is transferring from Valley Elementary, and Susan Verdi is promoted from literacy specialist. Tuscarora High, Andrew McWilliams is transferring from Linganore High. Urbana Elementary, Lisa Wrzesinski is transferring from Butterfly Ridge Elementary. Urbana High, Chaitanya Chary is new to FCPS. Urbana Middle, Tricia Brdecka is transferring from Ballenger Creek Middle. Valley Elementary, Kelly McConville is transferring from Middletown Elementary. Walkersville High, William Caulfield is transferring from Gov. Thomas Johnson High. West Frederick Middle, Michelle Gill is transferring from Middletown Middle. Whittier Elementary, Courtney Hicks is promoted from acting assistant principal at Middletown Primary. Yellow Springs Elementary, Katherine Swire is transferring from principal at Myersville Elementary.