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  • Administrative changes approved by Caesar Rodney school board

  • As Caesar Rodney students begin the 2014-2015 school year next week, many will be greeted by new principals and assistant principals welcoming them at the front door.
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  • As Caesar Rodney students begin the 2014-2015 school year next week, many will be greeted by new principals and assistant principals welcoming them at the front door.
    At last night’s monthly meeting of the Caesar Rodney school board, three administrative changes were approved by board members.
    At Star Hill Elementary School, Nicole Kurz-McDowell, former assistant principal at W. B. Simpson Elementary School, will take over as principal, replacing Chester Cox who left earlier this summer for a position in Seaford.
    At Allen Frear Elementary School, Julie Lavender, former assistant principal at Frear, will become principal, replacing Tara Faircloth who has accepted a position of supervisor of instruction for elementary education at the district office.
    At Fred Fifer III Middle School, Brian Smith, former assistant principal at Fifer, will replace Dr. Jessilene Corbett who has accepted a position as supervisor of instruction for secondary education at the district office.
    Scott Lykens, director of instruction at the district office, has also been appointed by the Caesar Rodney School Board to become assistant superintendent for the Caesar Rodney School District, replacing David Perrington who left the district earlier this summer. All appointments are effective immediately.
    In April, Sherry Kijowski, formerly principal at the J. Ralph McIlvaine Early Childhood Center took over aa principal at Caesar Rodney High School, upon the retirement of Elvina Knight.  McIlvaine assistant principal Brook Castillo was selected by the Caesar Rodney School Board to replace Kijowski as principal. Brook Fuchs replaced Castillo as assistant principal. Jennifer Hallman was also appointed as an assistant principal at the John S. Charlton School, replacing Heather Caulkins.

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