WESTOVER — Leadership changes at Somerset County Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year have been announced.
In Crisfield, Woodson Elementary School will see the return of Debbie Morton as principal, a position she first held some 15 years ago. She succeeds Kirstin Gibson who will be the next principal at Greenwood Elementary School. Vice principals at WES will be Dorothy Bell- Jackson, currently an assistant principal at GES, and Jensen Long, an assistant principal at Princess Anne Elementary School.
At Crisfield Academy and High School Jeff Hale moves up from vice principal to principal as Tony Bevilacqua moves into a supervisory role at the board office. Lorie Tull, will move from instructional facilitator at GES to vice principal.
At Somerset Intermediate School Liz Berry continues as principal and Corey Ballard and Stephanie O’Hara as vice principals but they will be joined by Christa Taylor as dean. She was previously the behavior intervention specialist at SIS.
Cortney Monar, principal of Princess Anne Elementary School moves to replace retiring Somerset County Technical High School Principal Keith O’Neal. Tina Greenwood, a teacher mentor at Washington Academy and High School, will fill the new position of vice principal.
Filling the top spot at PAES will be Terra Taylor as principal. She is transferring from a vice principal assignment at WAHS. Deal Island fourth grade teacher Christy South will be the new vice principal at PAES to replace Mr. Long.
As noted previously Ms. Gibson will be principal of GES as Principal Ashley Walters moves to Deal Island Elementary to replace Ted Gibson who will be moving to a supervisory post in the board office. Supporting Ms. Gibson will be Vice Principal Germaine Richardson, who was previously at WAHS; Vice Principal April Shaub, formerly assigned to WES; and George Klein, former assistant principal at PAES, who will be the dean at GES.
Chantal Russum continues as principal of WAHS but Dean of Students Sharon Richards moves up to a vice principal slot. David Arnold also moves from GES to be vice principal. The new dean is Shelton Handy, formerly a math teacher.
Schools open to students for the new year on Monday, Aug. 30.