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August 9, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Latina Makes History as First Woman Principal at Richard Montgomery HS

Alicia Deeny becomes the first woman principal at Richard Montgomery High School and the first Latina to take on this role at a high school level in MCPS, according to the school system. MyMCM spoke with Principal Deeny about her new position and the goals she wants to accomplish at Richard Montgomery HS.

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April 5, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Bayard Rustin Elementary Principal Wins Edward Shirley Award

Rachel DuBois, principal of Bayard Rustin Elementary School, is the recipient of the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision for 2021. The award is presented annually by the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP) to an administrator or supervisor. The individual must demonstrate “outstanding leadership and accomplishments in […]

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March 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Begins Broader Phase-In for In-Person Learning  

On Monday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began its broader student phase-in for in-person learning. MCPS launched its return to in-person learning on March 1, when students in specific special education and career technology programs returned to buildings. More students in specific programs and in grades K-3 returned Monday. MyMCM visited Seneca Valley High School […]

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November 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

After 30 Years as Teacher, Principal, Board of Education Member, Dixon Looks Back, Ahead

After 30 years as a teacher and principal at Montgomery County Public Schools and then four years as a member of the Board of Education (BOE), Jeanette Dixon is moving on. She spoke with Montgomery Community Media about her time on the board and her years in education. Dixon is proud of her service but […]

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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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