Category archives for: Education

Greenwood Mill Elementary School Gets a New Principal

Jennifer Muldowney has been named the new principal at Greenwood Mill Elementary School. Muldowney has spent the past two years working as the assistant principal at Armel Elementary School. She succeeds Kristin Waldrop who was recently named the principal at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Shenandoh County. Waldrop had served as the principal at Greenwood […]

New School Year Approaches and Bus Schedules are Being Distributed in Frederick County

Frederick County Public Schools will begin the distribution of school bus schedules for the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday, August 6. The bus schedules will be mailed to all students who will attend Frederick County Public Schools this year. The schedules will include the student’s name, the school they attend, the location of their morning and afternoon bus […]

New Principal Named for Evendale Elementary School

Elizabeth Mistretta has been named the new principal at Evendale Elementary  School. Mistretta has spent the past three years working as the assistant principal at Evendale. She succeeds Sue Ellen Gossard who accepted an elementary instructional  supervisor position with Frederick County Public Schools last month. Gossard had  served as the principal at Evendale Elementary since […]

Department of Education Extends Waiver for Virginia Public Schools  

The US Department of Education today approved Virginia’s request for a one-year extension of the commonwealth’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The waiver — originally approved in 2012 — grants Virginia schools relief from No Child Left Behind-era sanctions and requirements. “Today’s decision to extend the flexibility waiver allows Virginia and its […]

Virginia Earns Top Special Education Rating

Virginia is one of only 18 states and territories earning a “meets requirements” designation under the US Department of Education’s (USED) new results-driven accountability model for rating state compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Previously in rating states, USED focused on procedural requirements such as timelines for student evaluations, due process […]

Evendale Elementary Begins Search for New Principal

Evendale Elementary School will have a new principal for the 2014-15 school year. Principal Sue Ellen Gossard is leaving the position she has held for the past eight years in order to accept a position as an elementary instructional supervisor with Frederick County Public Schools. Gossard says, “I’ve truly enjoyed my tenure as the principal […]

Superintendent Announces Several Administrative Appointments in Frederick County Schools

Superintendent Announces Several Administrative Appointments Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent David Sovine announced a number of administrative appointments during the School Board meeting held on June 17. The appointments include: Juliette Burke Myers has been named the Director of Middle and Secondary Instruction effective July 1. Dr. Myers succeeds Dr. Jim Angelo who will become […]

Evendale Elementary School to Get New Principal

Evendale Elementary School will have a new principal for the 2014-15 school year. Principal Sue Ellen Gossard is leaving the position she has held for the past eight years in order to accept a position as an elementary instructional supervisor with Frederick County Public Schools. Gossard says, “I’ve truly enjoyed my tenure as the principal […]

Two New Elementary School Principals Appointed in Clarke County

Incoming Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chuck Bishop has announced the appointment of Dr. Amy Angelo as the new Principal of Boyce Elementary School and Mrs. Nicole McGowan as the new Principal of D.G. Cooley Elementary School. Born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Angelo earned her BA in psychology and teacher certification in special education from […]

High Schools in Frederick County Prepare for Commencement Exercises

Nearly 900 seniors will receive their diplomas next week as Sherando, James Wood and Millbrook High Schools hold their commencement exercises. Sherando High School kicks off graduation season with its ceremony at Arrowhead Stadium on Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The rain date is Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. James Wood High School’s […]

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