Administrative Changes Announced at Board of Education Meeting

Administrative Changes Announced at Board of Education Meeting
Posted on 07/18/2017

Contact: Carrie N. Sterrs
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SEVERAL ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES HEADLINE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Newark, MD, July 18, 2017– At today’s Worcester County Board of Education meeting, three administrative appointments were approved and two administrative transfers was announced. The new assignments are effective immediately.

Eloise Henry-Gordy, who has served as Student Services Specialist for the county since 2003, has been promoted to Supervisor of Student Services, filling the vacancy left by Dr. Aaron Dale’s resignation last month. Henry-Gordy began her career with Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS) in 1990 as a teacher. She has also held positions as an Assistant Principal and Principal before joining the Student Services Department in 2003.

Replacing Henry-Gordy as Student Services Specialist is Kennis Austin, who is being transferred back to the department after serving as Interim Assistant Principal at Pocomoke High School. Austin began his career with WCPS in 1995, and he has previously served as a specialist in the Student Services Department for over a decade.
Matthew Hoffman, who currently serves as a Math Interventionist at Pocomoke Middle School, has been appointed Assistant Principal at Pocomoke High School. Hoffman began his career with WCPS in 2015.

Joshua Hamborsky has been transferred to become the Assistant Principal/Extended Day Administrator at Snow Hill High School, filling the vacancy left by Tara Downes, who resigned last month. Hamborsky, who began his career with WCPS in 2008, has served as Assistant Principal at Showell Elementary School since 2014.
Succeeding Hamborsky as Assistant Principal at Showell Elementary School is Erica Matlock, who has been with the county since 2005. She has most recently served as a Math Instructional Coach at Buckingham Elementary School.

“I am very excited to welcome these leaders to their new roles,” said Superintendent of Schools Louis H. Taylor. “We are fortunate to have a wealth of talent here in Worcester County Public Schools. I am confident that each one of these administrative changes will result in greater educational opportunities for students all across our county. I congratulate them all and wish them the best as they bring their skill, knowledge and talent to this next step in their careers.”

Following today’s personnel agenda items, James Almand announced that he will be stepping down from his role as the Board of Education’s attorney. Replacing Almand will be Heather Stansbury, also from the firm of Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy and Almand, P.A. Stansbury is a familiar face to WCPS Board meetings, as she has served as Board Attorney at times Almand was unavailable.

“Jim Almand has been a remarkable attorney for this Board,” Board of Education President William Gordy said. “He has served our school system for over 25 years, and we are incredibly grateful to have had him as a resource of guidance and advice. We wish him well as he moves into the next phase of his career and life. I know he is leaving us in very capable hands with Ms. Stansbury.”

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