The Anne Arundel County school board changed the top administrators at about one-quarter of its schools yesterday, naming new principals at 18 elementary schools and nine secondary schools.
The board traditionally moves administrators the first Wednesday in June, but a second round may be needed next month because of recent retirements, said David D. Lombardo, human resources director.
In perhaps the most notable change, Charles Owens, the former principal at Van Bokkelen Elementary School, was named principal at Waugh Chapel Elementary.
Superintendent Carol S. Parham abruptly removed Owens from his post at Van Bokkelen in February after state education officials threatened to take over the school because of failing test scores. She made him co-principal at Waugh Chapel and said then that he likely would head another school in the coming year. He will take over in mid-June.
Assistant elementary school principals promoted to principal and their schools are Joyce Sims, from Four Seasons to Tracey's, Don Leuschner from Freetown to Oakwood, Sharon Herring from Jacobsville to Freetown, Christine Stockett from Southgate to Arnold, and Rebecca Schou from Germantown to Annapolis. Patricia Price was promoted from acting principal to principal at Severna Park. Rosemary Biggert of Glenarden Elementary in Prince George's County was named principal of Maryland City Elementary.
Other elementary principals transferred are Alfreda Adams from Tracey's to Mills-Parole, Joyce Fink from Waugh Chapel to Shady Side, Catherine Herbert from Shady Side to High Point, Robert Kanach from High Point to Belvedere, Judy Sanford from Folger McKinsey to Lake Shore, Tom Johnson from Lake Shore to Fort Smallwood, Charlene Pryseski from Freetown to Folger McKinsey, Gladiola Savage from Annapolis to High Point, Robert Wagner from Eastport to Brock Bridge, and James Seamon from Arnold to Eastport.
Secondary assistant principals named principals at other secondary schools are William Myers from Meade High School to Arundel High, Reginald Farrare from MacArthur Middle to Annapolis Middle, Gary Williams from Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle to Arundel Middle, Patricia Gronkiewicz from Old Mill High to North County High, and David Hill from Annapolis High to Glen Burnie High. John Hammond, coordinator of applied technology, was named principal of the Center for Applied Technology-North.
Three middle school principals who transferred to new schools are Phyllis Cherry from Corkran to Old Mill Middle South, Robert Janovsky from Old Mill Middle South to Corkran, and Kevin Dennehy from Annapolis to George Fox.
Pub Date: 6/06/96