New principals named at three Carroll schools

Leadership changes at Century, Piney Ridge

August 16, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Three new principals were appointed this week to start the academic year in Carroll schools.

Andrew N. Cockley, who has been assistant principal of Liberty High for two months, will take the helm of Century High in Eldersburg. Before his transfer in June to Liberty, Cockley had spent a year as assistant principal at North Carroll High and three years as an assistant principal at South Carroll High.

Cockley also taught four years at Woodlawn High in Baltimore County and a year in New Jersey.

He takes over for David Booz, who will retire Sept. 1. A year ago, Booz opened Century High, the county's first new high school since Liberty was completed in 1980. The longtime Carroll educator has worked in four of the county's six high schools, where he taught history and coached lacrosse for eight years before becoming an administrator's office 22 years ago.

Piney Ridge Elementary, near Sykesville, also is getting a new leader, P. Courtenay Servary, an assistant principal at Havre de Grace Elementary in Harford County. Servary began his career in 1975 as a teacher at Riverside Elementary in Joppatowne and also has taught at Jarrettsville Elementary and was an assistant principal at Bel Air Elementary.

Florence K. Oliver, who was appointed acting principal of Liberty High in June, has been named the permanent principal. A former teacher and school counselor, Oliver had been an assistant principal at Liberty for 12 years. She also has worked in Howard County, Montgomery County and Connecticut public school systems.

Carroll schools Superintendent Charles I. Ecker announced the appointments at the school board's monthly meeting Wednesday. They are effective immediately.

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