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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