dr. michael doran

March 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wootton High School Auditorium Dedicated to Former Principal Michael Doran

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran gathered Feb. 28 at Wootton High to dedicate the school auditorium in his name. After serving as principal of the Rockville high school for 12 years, Doran passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 19, 2015. Family members spoke at the dedication. Doran’s son Sam noted that his father […]

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August 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wootton High Community Mourns Death of Assistant Principal

UPDATED The Wootton High School community is mourning the death of 53-year-old Joseph Duboyce, an assistant principal, who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 7 at his home in Frederick County. In a letter posted on the school’s website, Principal Kimberly Bolden described Duboyce as “an exceptional educator and leader,” and said, “he will truly be […]

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June 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bridge Dedicated to Principal Who Died Unexpectedly (VIDEO)

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran, who was the principal at Wootton High School for 12 years, gathered Thursday to dedicate a bridge in his name. Doran died unexpectedly in 2015. Those who knew Doran described him as an inspiration. “It’s hard to find a principal that both the staff and students love, […]

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June 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 1st, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, June 1st, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Bethesda Plan: The Planning Board meets today, and on the agenda is the Bethesda Downtown Design Guidelines. 2. In Memory: The Wootton community will dedicate the Dr. Michael J. Doran Memorial Bridge in memory of the school’s beloved principal. The […]

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September 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Family of Wootton Teen Killed in Crash Releases a Statement

David and Pamela Murk, the parents of 18-year-old Alex Murk who died in a car crash on June 25 in Potomac, released a statement on Sept. 21 in response to a Montgomery County police report. The crash also killed Calvin Li, 18, of Rockville. Murk and Li were both members of Wootton High School’s class of […]

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August 20, 2015 | Aline Barros

BOE Members Honor Late Wootton High School Principal (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) district continues to celebrate the life of beloved Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran, who passed away on Aug. 19. Montgomery County Board of Education members honored the late educator with a moment of silence at Thursday’s meeting. In this MyMCMedia Extra video,  BOE Vice President Michael Durso said Doran […]

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August 19, 2015 | Aline Barros

MCPS Spokesperson on Dr. Doran’s Death: “It’s a Difficult Day” (VIDEO)

The Wootton community is grieving the loss of principal Michael Doran. Montgomery County schools officials said Dr. Doran passed away on Wednesday. A memorial service is planned to celebrate Doran’s life on Friday, Aug. 21 at the school’s athletic field. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, MCPS spokesperson Dana Tofig says Doran left an impact “wherever he went.” […]

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August 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Board Members Remember Dr. Michael Doran

Montgomery County public schools officials say they are in shock about the death of Wootton High School principal Michael Doran. Board of Education President Patricia O’Neill and Board Vice President Michael Durso have released a statement about Doran’s death on Aug. 19th. You can read their statement below: “The sudden death of Dr. Michael J. […]

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June 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Wootton High School to Host Memorial For Alex Murk and Calvin Li Tonight

Wootton High School is hosting a memorial tonight for the two students who died in a fatal car crash last week. The memorial for Alex Murk and Calvin Li is planned for 7 – 9 p.m. tonight (June 30th) in the high school’s auditorium, according to a note posted on the school’s website. The media […]

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June 28, 2015 | Krista Brick

Vigil Brings Hundreds to Site of Crash that Killed Wootton Teens (PHOTOS)

“It was one bad mistake that turned our lives upside down and I no longer have my son.” Those were the words from Alexander Murk’s father to the hundreds of his Wootton classmates who gathered to mourn Alex, 18 of Potomac and Calvin Jia-Xing Li, 18 of Rockville who both died when the car they […]

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