Pauls to serve as acting superintendent for QACPS

Janet Pauls, left, shown here with Bayside Elementary School Principal Louisa Welch, has been named acting superintendent for Queen Anne's County Public Schools.

CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne's County Board of Education issued an official statement during the Oct. 29 work session regarding Superintendent Dr. Andrea Kane's leave of absence.

According to board President Tammy Harper, Kane will be on sick leave — anticipated through Nov. 17 — and Janet Pauls will be acting superintendent.

“We are very grateful for her to be available to serve Queen Anne's County Public Schools,” said Harper. “(Pauls) has a heart for the students and educators and we are very thankful to her.”

Pauls career with QACPS started as a teacher in 1977. Since then she has served as teacher specialist, supervisor of instruction, principal at two schools, acting assistant superintendent, and program director of Teacher Leadership Development. She retired from QACPS in June 2020. She was also the coordinator of Elementary Reading and Literacy from 2012-14 in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and in Kent County served as their schools coordinator of Title I/21st Century Grant from 2014-16.

Harper said she could not comment on the specific's of Kane's leave. Kane has been absent from the QACPS Central Office since Oct. 9 and during a previous board meeting had requested HR Director Vanessa Bass to serve in her stead as secretary for that particular meeting. 

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