Personnel Changes in St. Mary's Co. Public Schools

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 5, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Board of Education made three administrative appointments at its meeting of June 29. These appointments are effective immediately.

The Board appointed Ms. Rebecca Cline to the position of academic dean at Fairlead Academy I. She replaces Ms. Wendy Zimmerman who was selected to serve as academic dean of Fairlead Academy II. Ms. Cline, who most recently served as an assistant principal at Leonardtown High School, joined the school system in 2004 as a science teacher at White Oak Secondary Center. Prior to that, she taught at Grace Lutheran School in La Plata, Md.; West Caldwell High School in Lenoir, NC; and The Patterson School in Patterson, NC. Ms. Cline earned a Master of Arts degree in teaching from Towson University in 2006, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC, in 2000.

The Board also appointed Ms. Deborah Faller to the position of supervisor of professional development in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development. Ms. Faller, who is a National Board Certified Teacher, most recently served an instructional resource teacher. Her experience in the school system also includes serving as a professional development school liaison, an elementary mentoring teacher, and an elementary classroom teacher. She holds a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in educational technology from Towson University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Clarion State College in Clarion, Pa.

Ms. Jamie Constantz was appointed to the position of 10-month school psychologist in the Department of Student Services. Ms. Constantz joins the school system from Harford County Public Schools where she served as a school psychology intern. Her experience also includes serving as a graduate assistant at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.; serving as a community based mentor in the Harrisonburg Big Brother, Big Sister program; and serving as a teaching and research assistant at Niagara University in New York. Ms. Constantz earned a Master of Arts degree in school psychology from James Madison University in 2009, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Niagara University in 2008.

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