Caesar Rodney School District announced Michelle Flanders will serve as the next principal of John S. Charlton School, where she has served as assistant principal since September 2015.

Flanders’ first official day as principal was Aug. 16.

“I am ecstatic to continue to build the program, that I have been working with administration to create, that adheres to research based best practices for students with disabilities,” Flanders said. “Our focus is to continue along that path while increasing inclusive opportunities for our students. We are preparing our students for the best possible outcomes in leading independent lives and life is an inclusive experience.”

Flanders graduated cum laude from the University of Central Oklahoma and earned her master’s degree at Wilmington University. She served as assistant principal and as an educational diagnostician at Kent County Community School prior to joining Caesar Rodney School District.