Frederick County school official to retire

After 10 years as Frederick County Public Schools’ assistant superintendent for instruction, Dr. James Angelo will retire July 1, the school division announced Friday in an emailed news release.

Angelo began his career with FCPS as a special education teacher at James Wood Middle School (JWMS) in 1994 after teaching for two years in Pennsylvania. In 2000, he assumed the role of assistant principal at JWMS, according to the news release. Fauquier County Public Schools hired him in 2003 as a principal to oversee the opening of Auburn Middle School, a brand new middle school. In 2008, he returned to Frederick County Public Schools as the director of middle and secondary instructional services. Angelo became the FCPS Assistant Superintendent of Instruction in 2014.

“We are profoundly grateful for Dr. Angelo’s contributions to making Frederick County Public Schools the exceptional school division it is today,” Superintendent Dr. George Hummer said. “Throughout his tenure as FCPS Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Dr. Angelo has
exemplified unwavering dedication, passion and innovation. He will leave behind a legacy of transformative leadership, shaping the minds and futures of countless students and continuously enhancing teaching and learning. Above all else, Dr. Angelo exemplifies what it means to be a champion for all kids. He will be dearly missed, but his impact will continue for generations.”

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CCPS names new Assistant Superintendent

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The Clarke County School Board announced by email the appointment of Dr. Cathy Seal as the new Assistant Superintendent for the district.

She has served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the school division since 2014.

She began her career as a Language Arts teacher at Stanley Elementary in Page County, then as an assistant principal for Rockingham County’s Massanutten Technical Center.

Dr. Seal assumed her first leadership role in 2002 with Harrisonburg City Public School as the Supervisor of Administrative Services and Operations, and later became the first director of the Massanutten Regional Governor’s School.

Then she continued her work in Career and Technical Education as Principle of Page County’s program and a coordinator in Hanover County.

CCPS Acting Superintendent Rick Catlett served as her predecessor, with both roles effective July 1st, 2023.

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Shane Goodwin announced as FCPS Assistant Superintendent

Frederick County Public Schools announced the hiring of Shane A. Goodwin as the new Assistant Superintendent for Administration.

Goodwin brings with him more than 25 years of experience in public education.

He currently serves as the Director of Human Resources and Communication for Warren County Public Schools.

His start date for FCPS is effective on June 1st, 2023.

He recently held other roles in WCPS including Assistant Principal from 2018-2019 at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School before becoming Principal from 2019-2021.

FCPS Superintendent George Hummer spoke on the hire acknowledging Goodwin’s organization and work ethic as important factors and “more importantly… was his consistent demonstration of being student focused.”

Goodwin says he looks forward to “working where students come first, where people are cared for, and where success matters.”

Goodwin holds a Bachelors degree in psychology and masters of arts in teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.

He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Shenandoah University.

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FCPS announce new assistant superintendent

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Frederick County Public School (FCPS) Board announced the appointment of Vernon J. Bock as the new Assistant Superintendent of Administration.

Bock, a 1991 James Wood graduate, succeeds Dr. Albert Orndorff who retires July 1.

Orndorff has been with FCPS for 42 years.

Bock has been in the school system since 1996.

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