Hillsboro, Sully Schools Are Getting New Principals
The Loudoun County School Board has named Jerry L. Hill principal of Hillsboro Elementary School and Susan S. Shelhamer principal of Sully Elementary School.
Hill has been acting principal at Hillsboro since the death of Kenny Vance this year. He is in his 12th year as an educator. He has been assistant principal at Sterling Elementary School and before that taught music to elementary and middle school students. He holds a master's degree in music from Radford University.
Shelhamer, assistant principal at Rolling Ridge Elementary School, will replace Margery Hathorn, who retired this year from the top job at Sully. Shelhamer, who has 17 years' experience in education, was an elementary assistant principal before coming to Loudoun a year ago. She holds a master's degree in administration and special education and a doctorate in education administration from William Patterson College.
Both appointments are effective July 1. President of Alliance of Parents
Maureen Dabkowski, of Neersville, has been elected president of the Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents. Dabkowski, a real estate agent whose children attend Hamilton Elementary and Blue Ridge Middle schools, will lead the year-old parent alliance that links the PTA and PTO groups from individual schools in a countywide organization. She succeeds Loudoun Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Horne in the office. Nursing Scholarships Awarded
Loudoun Hospital Center and two affiliated organizations have awarded eight scholarships to nursing students and hospital employees.
The Ladies Board of Loudoun Hospital awarded six scholarships to nursing students Sabrina Campbell, Catherine Jacobsen, Cathy Pierce, Denise Mullen, Donna Cheeks and Louise Gibson.
The Annie Ackerman Nursing Scholarship, given by the family of a longtime obstetrical nurse at the hospital, went to nursing assistant Suzette Craun, and the Sharon M. Tanner Educational Scholarship, given by the hospital in honor of a former member of its management, went to nursing assistant and student Amy Newell. Vocational Education Teachers Honored
Blue Ridge Middle School technology education teachers James D. Bovard and Richard N. Murdock have won the Northern Virginia regional award for excellence in vocational education. Bovard and Murdock won the award for a high-technology pilot program offered to sixth- and seventh-graders at Blue Ridge this year. The program included lessons in robotics, computer programming, engineering, rocketry/space flight, electronics, graphic arts, and applied physics with the use of lasers. The teachers, who were nominated by Peter Fulcer, director of education for Loudoun Public Schools, will now advance to state competition.