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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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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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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Assignment Education: RCES Principal Larry Chep Gets New Job

UPDATED Rachel Carson Elementary School, one of the most overcrowded elementary schools in Montgomery County, is getting a new principal. The Gaithersburg school’s current principal, Larry Chep, was appointed as the new principal of Clopper Mill Elementary School at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. Chep said he has mixed emotions about the announcement. “I am excited about […]

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