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Maxwell makes 25 appointments, including several principals

Some faces in the principal’s offices in Prince George’s County will change in August.

Four new principals have been named – including one who previously worked as an assistant principal in Montgomery County, at Argyle Magnet Middle School — and four current school leaders are taking administration jobs next year.

The personnel actions are part of 25 appointments and transfers that Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell has made over the past several weeks. Maxwell has also filled some executive and administrative positions with other former colleagues from Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties.

Veda McCoy, resident principal at Accokeek Academy, has been named principal at Avalon Elementary School, where Kimberly Pettway was serving as acting principal. Pettway will move to Valley View Elementary to take the helm. Roger Prince, assistant principal at Montgomery County’s Argyle Magnet, will become principal at William Wirt Middle School. Trevor Libraud, assistant principal at South Lake Elementary School in Montgomery County, will become assistant principal at the recently named Edward M. Felegy Elementary School.

Among the school leadership moves to central office: Jeffrey Holmes, principal at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, and Carletta Marrow, principal at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, will become instructional directors; Pearl Harmon, principal at Barack Obama Elementary School, will work in the Human Resources division; and Jerenze Campbell, principal at Whitehall Elementary School, will serve as a supervisor for school leadership programs.

And coming from Anne Arundel County are John Ceschini, principal at Seven Oaks Elementary School, who will serve in a new position known as the arts integration officer; Ava Tasker-Mitchell, executive director of testing and learning for the Anne Arundel school system, who will become an instructional director; and Andrew Pruski, a member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education and supervisor of assessment for Baltimore County schools, who will serve as supervisor of internal assessments. Pruski is running for Anne Arundel County Council, and questions were raised by some board members about whether he will be able to serve on the council and work in a key position in the school system simultaneously.

Ovetta Wiggins covers Maryland state politics in Annapolis.



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