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News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Schools

LEONARDTOWN, MD – Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, announces the administrative appointments made by the Board of Education at its meeting of April 29, 2020.

The Board appointed Ms. Denise Coyne as Assistant Principal III, 12 month, at Chopticon High School. Ms. Coyne holds a Master’s degree from Loyola College and a Bachelor’s degree from Goucher College. She currently serves as an Assistant Principal II, 11 month, at Chopticon High School.

Ms. Shelly McDaniel has been appointed as Assistant Principal III, 12 month, at Chopticon High School. Ms. McDaniel holds a Master’s Degree from Towson University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. McDaniel currently serves as an Assistant Principal II, 11 month, at Chopticon High School.

Ms. Virginia Meadows has been appointed as Assistant Principal I, 11 month, at Hollywood Elementary School. Ms. Meadows holds a Master’s Degree from Towson University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Meadows currently serves as an Instructional Resource Teacher at Hollywood Elementary School.

Ms. Coyne and Ms. McDaniel’s appointments will become effective July 1, 2020.

Ms. Meadow’s appointment will become effective July 29, 2020.

The Board of Education was informed of the following Administrative Transfer:

Ms. Andrea Smith will transfer from Assistant Principal I, 11 month, at Leonardtown Middle School to Assistant Principal I, 11 month, at Piney Point Elementary School.

This transfer will become effective July 29, 2020.


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