Administrative Transfer Prompts Two Promotions

Administrative Transfer Prompts Two Promotions
Posted on 07/13/2016

Newark, MD, July 13, 2016– This week, the superintendent of schools for Worcester County announced three administrative changes that will take effect August 1.

Pocomoke Middle School (PMS) principal Todd Hall will take on the responsibilities of the Early Childhood Education Specialist recently held by Judy Rutkiewic, Coordinator of Early Childhood Education, who retired on June 30.

Prior to Hall’s principalship at PMS, he served as principal at Pocomoke Elementary School when the school became a National Distinguished Title One School and Maryland Blue Ribbon School. He began his career in Worcester as PMS’s Extended Program Administrator. Prior to coming to WCPS, Hall was an educator in neighboring Wicomico County for 15 years where he had experience in early childhood education.

To fill the vacancy left by Hall’s transfer, Superintendent of Schools Jerry Wilson is recommending Pocomoke High School’s (PHS) Matthew Record to lead the middle school. Record has been an educator for 14 years, of which the last 12 have been in WCPS. Since 2012, he has served as the Extended School Program Administrator at PHS where he has exhibited strong leadership as a member of the PHS team.

In addition, the superintendent will also recommend Snow Hill Middle School Curriculum Resource Teacher Jenifer Rayne to fill the role of Extended School Program Administrator at PHS following Record’s departure. Rayne has been an educator for over seven years, of which the last five and a half have been with WCPS, where she has emerged as an instructional leader.

The recommended promotions of both Record and Rayne will go before the Board of Education at its July 19, 2016, meeting.

“I am honored to recommend these talented, hard working professionals to serve in these new roles,” Superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson said. “I am confident that each of these leaders will support the success of our students in Pocomoke and across the county.”

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