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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
When John Thompson was growing up in a blue-collar area of Pittsburgh, he knew he likely wouldn't become a third-generation steelworker. Buoyed by his father's belief that teaching was an important profession, he took a circuitous route toward education - and he discovered a drive and desire to help the underprivileged and underserved. Currently, Thompson is assistant principal at Phoenix Center Annapolis, the state's only school that serves students with disabilities from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Bernard I.H. "Bernie" Kramer, a retired Baltimore public school vice principal who earlier had been an English department head and reading teacher, died Aug. 14 at Autumn Ridge Nursing Center in Pikesville of complications from a stroke. He was 92. The son of Harry Krasner, a plasterer, and Vivian Levita Krasner, Bernard Herman Krasner was born in Pruzhany, Poland, which is now part of Belarus. He was 4 when he and his family left Poland and arrived at Ellis Island in New York Harbor.
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December 12, 2005
Shirley Elizabeth Watkins, a retired city school assistant principal, died Tuesday of various medical complications, including diabetes, at Roland Park Place, where she had lived for the past four years. She was 84 and resided for many years on Windsor Avenue. Born in Baltimore and raised on Woodbrook Avenue, she was a 1938 Frederick Douglass High School graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Coppin State College in 1942, a master's degree from New York University in 1951 and a certificate in advanced study in education from the Johns Hopkins University in 1967.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
Mary L. Booker, who rose through the ranks from classroom teacher to principal while mentoring her peers, died Jan. 9 of multiple myeloma at her Hamilton home. She was 57. "Mary L. Booker was a consummate educator and administrator. She was my principal mentor when I was a new principal and generously shared her decades of experience and insight with me," said interim city schools CEO Tisha Edwards. "She devoted her life to the children of Baltimore," Ms. Edwards said. "Her career embodied the highest standards of professionalism with deep personal dedication to her students and colleagues.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1999
Patricia Ann Jackson, an educator and assistant principal at Bay-Brook Elementary School in Brooklyn, died Thursday of meningitis at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Randallstown resident was 48.Mrs. Jackson, whom pupils called "Miss Pat," began her teaching career at Belmont Elementary School as a special education teacher in 1974. In 1995, she was promoted to master teacher at Bay-Brook Elementary School, where she was appointed assistant principal this year after she completed the Aspiring Leadership Program at Loyola College.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1997
Rosalie Bowen was honored by the Howard County school board this week for being named the 1997 assistant principal of the year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals.Bowen, an assistant principal at Oakland Mills High School, was described by Howard Superintendent Michael E. Hickey as the "quintessential assistant principal.""She is very much a part of the high school leadership in this county," Hickey told the school board Tuesday night in recognizing Bowen's recent award.
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October 17, 1990
Joseph C. Oursler Jr., assistant principal at Franklin Middle School in Reisterstown, died Saturday after an apparent heart attack in Pittsburgh, where he was attending a wedding. He was 53 and lived in Eldersburg.Services for Mr. Oursler were being today at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Sykesville.Before his three years as assistant principal at Franklin, he held the same post at Hereford High School for about six years.He began his career in the Baltimore County school system in 1959 as a mathematics and science teacher.
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April 5, 2003
Dorothy Fleetwood Rennie, a retired assistant principal of two elementary schools, died of natural causes Tuesday at Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 91. Born in Queen Anne's County, Mrs. Rennie attended high school in Centreville. She received a teaching degree from what is now Towson University in 1930 and attended graduate courses at the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University. In 1930, Mrs. Rennie taught at Felton Elementary School in Queen Anne's County. She later taught at Centreville Elementary School and Grasonville Elementary School.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff writer | March 22, 1992
Maryland's 1992 Assistant Principal of the Year was nearly too hoarse to say thank you on Thursday when he heard he won the award.Kent W. Kreamer walked onto the stage at Westminster High, ready to dismiss one group of students and usher in another for the last event in the daylong drug symposium, which he had organized for the 2,000 or so students at the school.The event, which included films, guest speakers and awareness lessons, had been months in planning. By 2 p.m., the 41-year-old assistant principal already had put in a nine-hour day, rising before 5 a.m.at his Taneytown home to make sure inclement weather wouldn't force the cancellation of the program.
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December 8, 1997
Clifford D. Feldman has been named assistant principal at North Carroll High School, replacing Randy Clark, who was appointed principal at Liberty High School in September.Feldman, of Westminster, had been a technology education teacher and department chairman at South Carroll High School since 1993. He was a teacher in Baltimore County from 1976 to 1993.Pub Date: 12/08/97
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
Henry E. "Pete" Riecks, a retired Harford County public schools educator and photographer who was an ardent fan of the old Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, died Sept. 22 of Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Forest Hill resident was 79. "He was really a mild-mannered and soft-spoken guy who lived near the Ma & Pa's Forest Hill station. He was very knowledgeable and was always willing to help," said Rudy Fischer, archivist of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society and a longtime friend.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
Charles Stembler, long-time assistant principal at Calvert Hall College, has been chosen the next principal of the Catholic high school in Towson. Brother Thomas Zoppo, president of the school's board announced Stembler will assume his new duties July 1. He replaces Louis Heidrick, who retired after 48 years at the school, spending the last 12 as principal. A 1983 graduate of Calvert Hall, Stembler has been assistant principal for student affairs since 1990. He has coordinated the summer school program and overseen student fundraising, and has taught Advanced Placement government, leadership, English and social studies courses.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2013
The class at Oakland Mills High School was English for Speakers of Other Languages, which meant the students were accustomed to hearty doses of vocabulary. Even so, they appeared taken aback when Principal Frank Eastham laced his motivational speech with words one would scarcely associate with a school administrator: "truant officer," "welfare," "food stamps" and "learning disability. " During the 40-minute talk about his personal story, Eastham spoke of obstacles he faced while growing up impoverished in Washington, Pa., living on federal assistance, missing as many as 40 days of second grade to take care of an ailing single mother and showing such a lack of interest in school that he talked his mom into keeping him out of college preparatory classes.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
Maynard E. Keadle, a retired principal of Dulaney and Perry Hall high schools known for putting his students and faculty first, died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at Manor Care Ruxton. The Timonium resident was 84. "It seemed that Maynard was principal at Dulaney High School forever. He was one of the strongest principals I ever worked with," said Robert Y. Dubel, the former Baltimore County superintendent of education. "He was principal for so many years and built Dulaney into one of the best schools in the U.S. The faculty loved him. He was a total principal.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
When John Thompson was growing up in a blue-collar area of Pittsburgh, he knew he likely wouldn't become a third-generation steelworker. Buoyed by his father's belief that teaching was an important profession, he took a circuitous route toward education - and he discovered a drive and desire to help the underprivileged and underserved. Currently, Thompson is assistant principal at Phoenix Center Annapolis, the state's only school that serves students with disabilities from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
A second-grade student at an Anne Arundel County elementary school was suspended for two days Friday after school officials said he chewed a breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun, an incident that has drawn widespread national media attention. The school, Park Elementary in Brooklyn Park, sent a letter home to parents regarding the incident. The child's father, William "B.J. " Welch, alerted local media to the incident, and Welch and his son Josh, 7, soon found themselves on CNN and Fox News, while conservative bloggers across the country opined on the matter.
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February 23, 2005
HC DrugFree, a partnership of parents, schools, Howard County agencies and community groups addressing substance abuse by teenagers, will present a talk by Assistant Principal Marcy Leonard, "Developing Leadership & Character in Teens," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Wilde Lake High School. Leonard's talk will focus on developing leadership and character as protective "assets" for teenagers. Admission is free. Registration is not required. Information: Laura Smit, 410-799-4879.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
Agnes Mullen Coale, a retired Baltimore County elementary school teacher and an assistant principal who also mentored young educators, died of kidney failure Jan. 9 at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 90 and had lived in Mays Chapel Village. "Agnes was a bubbly, upbeat, vivacious person who had a positive outlook," said former Baltimore County school Superintendent Robert Y. Dubel, who lives in Glen Arm. "She related well to her fellow teachers and knew every child she ever taught by name.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
An assistant principal at a Howard County high school is on paid administrative leave after she was charged with stealing credit cards from colleagues and admitted using one of them to buy Christmas presents for her family, according to charging documents. Patricia Kelly Murray, 40, is facing more than a dozen counts, according court papers in three separate cases. All three people identified as victims also work for the county's public schools. Murray's attorney, Todd A. Mohink, declined to comment on the charges.
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