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July 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Gaithersburg Student’s Family Suing School Board, Says He Was Assaulted in Locker Room

A lawsuit filed on behalf of John Doe by his mother claims he was sexually assaulted by students at Gaithersburg High School (GHS) in 2018, when he was a freshman there.  The suit was filed by Jane Doe against the Montgomery County Board of Education, then-GHS Principal Dr. Christine Handy and GHS wrestling Coach Eric […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blair High School Principal Acknowledges Social Media Posts About Sexual Assaults

Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a message Sunday to the Blair community about recent sexual harassment and assault allegations from students.  Allegations from students across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being made anonymously on Instagram, on accounts dedicated to sharing and spreading awareness about the ongoing sexual harassment and assaults of […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Alumnus Killed Days Before Starting College at Bowie State

Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division is investigating the homicide of a young man found dead in his home in Burtonsville on Saturday. Damion Callery Jr., 18, of Burtonsville, was shot and killed, police say. Callery recently graduated from Paint Branch High School and was getting ready to start college at Bowie State University […]

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March 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

South Lake Elementary Principal Named Award of Excellence Winner

The principal of South Lake Elementary School, Celeste King is this year’s winner of the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision. According to the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) website, the award is given by the professional association of administrators and principals, known as Montgomery County Association of Administrators and […]

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January 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Teacher Dies in Classroom

Montgomery County Public School teacher Deanna Perucci, 24, died suddenly while teaching a class at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac Thursday morning. Herbert Hoover’s principal Dr. Yong-Mi Kim sent a letter home to families. According to Kim, Perucci’s “passing was the result of a medical emergency.” MCPS has already started offering support to students present […]

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May 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

School Board Announces Five New Principals at Monday’s Meeting

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith recommended the appointment of five new principals for the Board of Education’s approval at Monday’s meeting. The board approved all five appointments which take affect July 1. Dr. Robert Dodd was appointed principal at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. Dodd, a 25-year employee with the school […]

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May 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

New Principals Announced At School Board Meeting

Montgomery County’s Board of Education approved the appointments of the following principals at its May 8 meeting: Congratulations to Matthew A. Devan and Elizabeth L. Thomas on their appointments during the @mocoboe‘s meeting today. pic.twitter.com/rAbiTr0sjm — MCPS (@MCPS) May 8, 2018

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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 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Candlelight Vigil to Remember Slain Northwest HS Students Planned for Friday

It’s been a tough month for Northwest High School and principal Jimmy D’Andrea. Within a 48-hour period, the Northwest community lost three teenagers in June. Two of the students were violently murdered. D’Andrea has attended all three funerals. “It’s been devastating,” he said. “Shocking on so many levels.” D’Andrea has attended the funeral services for […]

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June 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Principals Announced At School Board Meeting (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County’s Board of Education approved the appointments of the following principals at its June 13 meeting: It’s a full house @mocoboe Board meeting for @MCPS Appointments this morning!! So excited to see such great talent being recognized. pic.twitter.com/rXUWNxQGsm — Rebecca Smondrowski (@RebeccaOnBoard) June 13, 2017

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