Schools chief informs board of 10 transfers

May 27, 1994|By Lan Nguyen | Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer

Ten elementary school principals and assistant principals have been administratively transferred by Superintendent Michael E. Hickey, who announced the moves at yesterday's school board meeting.

Yvonne Harrison, principal at Saint John's Lane Elementary, will switch positions with James Pope, principal at Deep Run Elementary. And John Wineke, principal at Northfield Elementary, will move to Atholton Elementary, replacing Bernard Taylor, who is retiring.

The appointment of a new principal at Northfield is expected at the next board meeting.

Dr. Hickey said he transferred Ms. Harrison and Mr. Wineke -- both in their first administrative posts -- to give them more experience as part of staff development. Mr. Pope had requested a transfer.

Dr. Hickey also transferred the following elementary school assistant principals: Pamela Butler from Dasher Green to Guilford; Joan Crawford from Bryant Woods to Dasher Green; Joanne Winters from Lisbon to Laurel Woods; John Hammett from Guilford to Bryant Woods; Barbara Paulson from Phelps Luck to Lisbon; Jane Sims from Stevens Forest to Phelps Luck; and Susan Goglia from Laurel Woods to Stevens Forest.

"We wanted to move them into other schools to give them more experience," Dr. Hickey said.

Administrative transfers of secondary school administrators and teachers are expected to be announced at the next school board meeting. Dr. Hickey said he doesn't expect many teacher transfers.

In other business:

* West Friendship Elementary PTA President Holly Sunshine told the board that parents opposed the school's new opening time of 9:15 a.m. The old opening time was 8:35 a.m. The change was made to accommodate bus transportation.

"More than 65 families will have to make new plans," she said, adding that she feared students now would have to walk home at dusk in the winter months, a potential safety hazard.

* The board added $4.8 million to the capital budget as part of a compromise between the County Council and County Executive Charles I. Ecker to equip older schools with new technology. The added funds will be spread over three years.

* Associate Superintendent James McGowan presented a blueprint for a new program to begin in the fall that will enable future teachers to spend a year training at two elementary schools. The program is a collaborative effort with the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University and represents the future in teacher training, Dr. McGowan said.

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