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School board appoints several administrators

by Larry S. Chowning

The Middlesex County School Board voted on July 29 to appoint Dr. James Lane as interim assistant superintendent of schools for the upcoming school year. 

Dr. Lane will maintain his primary role as principal at St. Clare Walker Middle School, but will also assume some division-wide instructional responsibilities. Dr. Lane will assume the duties of former assistant superintendent Rashard J. Wright, who resigned in June to become principal of Kecoughtan High School.

Tracy Seitz was appointed assistant principal at St. Clare Walker to assist Dr. Lane. Seitz has been a special education teacher in the county school system since 2001. She has a master’s in education policy, planning and leadership from William and Mary, and a master’s in special education from Old Dominion University.

The board also appointed Danielle Ross as assistant principal at Middlesex High School. Ross worked with the Newport News Public Schools as an elementary school teacher from 2001-2005.
Most recently, Ross was employed by Mathews County Public Schools as an English and drama teacher at Thomas Hunter Middle School from 2005-2009. She has a BA degree in government and elementary education and a master’s in educational policy, planning and leadership from William and Mary.

Ross is replacing Susan Leggett, who will become the school system’s coordinator/teacher of the gifted and talented program.

Alicia Carter has been hired as assistant principal at Middlesex Elementary School (MES). Carter worked as a special education teacher with Gloucester County from 2003 to 2006, and as a special education instructional leader with Hampton City schools from 2006-2009. 

Carter has a BA degree in recreation and leisure from Christopher Newport University, master’s in educational psychology from Capella University, and a master’s in educational leadership from Old Dominion University. She is a graduate of Lancaster County High School.

Carter is taking the place of Jeannie Duke, who was recently named principal of MES. Duke is replacing longtime principal Joannie Banks, who retired in June.

The role of special education and federal programs director Rosalin Ball has been expanded to include supervising the Gifted Education Program. Her new title will be the Director of Exceptional Education and Federal Programs. 

posted 08.05.2009

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