Five Assistant Principal Assignments Take Effect

Five Assistant Principal Assignments Take Effect
Posted on 07/17/2014

NEWARK (July 17, 2014) – At the July 15 Worcester County Board of Education meeting, five assistant principal moves and appointments were announced and approved. The new assignments are effective immediately.

“Shifts in positions and schools provide exciting opportunities for educators to share their talents and expertise while further developing their administrative skills,” said Superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson. “Diverse experiences help grow the expertise of our administrators while bringing fresh ideas and practices into new settings. We believe these appointments will develop strong school teams.”

Wynnette Handy, former Assistant Principal of Showell Elementary School, has been assigned as an Assistant Principal of Stephen Decatur High School. Handy has been an educator for Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS) for 23 years. The SDHS position was vacated by Karen White, who was assigned as the Coordinator of Guidance and Student Management Systems at the Central Office. White has been an educator for 30 years, of which the last 11 have been with WCPS.

Joshua Hamborsky was appointed by the Board of Education as the Assistant Principal of Showell Elementary School. Hamborsky has been an educator for five years, serving as a science teacher for fourth and fifth graders at Snow Hill Middle School.

Last month, Karen Marx – former Assistant Principal of Ocean City Elementary School – was appointed as Principal of Buckingham Elementary School. The position vacated by Marx will be filled by Julie Smith, former Assistant Principal of Berlin Intermediate School. Smith has been an educator with WCPS for eight years.

Jennifer Garton, former curriculum resource teacher at Stephen Decatur High School, has been appointed by the Board as the Assistant Principal of Berlin Intermediate School. Garton has been an educator for 21 years, of which the last 18 have been with WCPS.

Melissa Friestat, former Extended School Administrator at Snow Hill High School, has been assigned as the Assistant Principal of Pocomoke Elementary School. Friestat has been an educator with WCPS for 13 years. The assistant principal position at PES was vacated due to a resignation.

The process for finding Friestat’s replacement at Snow Hill High School is underway.