CENTREVILLE — Several new appointments have been made to the Queen Anne’s County Public School’s Central Office. Among those re-hires and realignments announced by Dr. Patricia Saelens, Superintendent of Schools, at the July 7, Board of Education meeting:
Sidney Pinder will be returning to his previous role as Chief Operating Officer for QACPS; Amy Hudock, Principal at Queen Anne’s County High, will serve as Assistant Superintendent; Lanette Power-Waters, Administrative Assistant at Grasonville Elementary, will be the new Communication Specialist; and Kari Dennis will be the new Executive Assistant to the Superintendent.
“I am thrilled to welcome the new staff to the central office,” Saelens said. “I am confident they will work to continue the mission of educational excellence for Queen Anne’s County students.”
Saelens also announced administrative changes for several schools. Current staff is being reassigned for the upcoming school year to the following positions:
John Schrecongost will serve as Queen Anne’s County High School Principal and Sean Kenna as Kent Island High School Principal.
Jennifer Schrecongost will move to serve as Stevensville Middle School Principal; Thomas Walls to Grasonville Elementary; and David DuLac to Sudlersville Elementary.
Schrecongost has been a QA resident for the past 27 years and the principal at Kent Island High School since 2011. He began teaching in Caroline County while obtaining his administrative degree which led to an assistant principal position at Kent County High School. He later became principal at Chestertown Middle School and worked there for five years and voluntarily returned to Kent County High School as a discipline specialist for three years. In 2009, he accepted the assistant principal position at Queen Anne’s County High School which led to the KIHS Principalship in 2011.
Kenna has spent his entire educational career with QACPS and is a proud resident of Queen Anne’s. He started as a social studies teacher and football coach at QACHS in 2000. He was later promoted to assistant principal at QACHS and has served as an administrator at all levels (elementary, middle and high school) including principal at the following: Stevensville Middle, Kennard Elementary and also Sudlersville Middle. In his spare time, he enjoys teaching education classes at Salisbury University and Washington College.
Jennifer Schrencongost is beginning her 25th year in education, with 19 of those years in middle schools. In 2011, she earned her administrative certification and recently completed her Doctor of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Previously, she worked at STMS as the Counselor from 2007-2012 and then as the assistant principal in 2012-16, before accepting her principalship at Matapeake Elementary. She and her husband reside in Queenstown and are proud parents of two QACPS graduates and are now students at Salisbury University Graduate Program and University of Maryland.
Walls has been the principal at Sudlersville Elementary for the past four years. Prior to that he worked as the assistant principal at Sudlersville Middle for four years, assistant principal at Bayside/Kent Island Elementary Schools, math and teacher specialist at Sudlersville Elementary as well as a 4th & 5th grade homeroom teacher. He currently resides in Chestertown with his wife, Angie, and has four adult children and several grandchildren.
DuLac came to QACPS in 1996 from Dorchester County Public Schools as an assistant principal at Centreville Elementary and went on to become the principal at Sudlersville Elementary three years later. In 2016 Mr. DuLac became principal at Kent Island Elementary. He has served in an administrative role for the past 25 years in QACPS. His administrative certification was earned at Loyola and he is currently a Doctoral candidate in Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership (EPOL) program through the University of Illinois. He and his wife are proud parents of four QACPS graduates.
Saelens said, “I am confident that with the expertise of all these administrators, they will find much success in their new positions. We are looking forward to a great upcoming school year.”