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 June 10, 2020.

The Board appointed Mr. Erich Engel-Cope as Assistant Principal I, 11 months, at Leonardtown Middle School. Mr. Engel-Cope holds a Master’s degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Bachelor’s degree from Towson University. He currently serves as a 9th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher at Leonardtown High School.

Dr. Brooke Anthony has been appointed as Assistant Principal II, 11 month, at Chopticon High School. Dr. Anthony holds a Doctorate Degree from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree from John’s Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Hood College. Dr. Anthony currently serves as an In-School Intervention Teacher at Spring Ridge Middle School.

Mr. Engel-Cope and Dr. Anthony’s appointments will become effective July 29, 2020.

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

Mr. BeeJay Dothard will transfer from Academic Dean II, 12 month, at Fairlead Academy I to Assistant Principal III, 12 month, at Great Mills High School.

Dr. Lisa Johnson will transfer from Assistant Principal II, 11 month, at Great Mills High School to Acting Academic Dean II, 12 month, at Fairlead Academy I.

These transfers will become effective July 1, 2020.