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New assistant superintendent for WPS and new principle for James Wood announced

Winchester Public Schools (WPS) announced by email the appointment of a new assistant superintendent.

Jennifer Buckley has been appointed to the position to replace the retiring Dr. April Bruce.

Buckley has been an educator for over a decade and most recently served as Director of Student Services in the WPS system.

Buckley looks to expand her presence in the division in her role as assistant superintendent.

Meanwhile the Frederick County School Board announced Shelly Andrews as the new principal of James Wood High School at a recent meeting.

Andrews has served as James Wood’s assistant principal for the past six years and will succeed Sam Gross who is retiring.

She brings with her thirteen years experience as a teacher at Sherando High School and nine years as an assistant principal with the first three at James Wood Middle School.

Following the announcement, Andrews said, “I was equal parts ecstatic to serve the community I love in this important position and conscious of the great responsibility of it as well.”

To connect with the James Wood family, she is setting up an engagement calendar to meet with any interested members of the school community.

The first appointments begin on July 8th and sign ups are now available by calling the James Wood office at 540-667-5226.

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