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School board briefs

January 22, 2008|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Stiles named principal of Rockland Woods

Bester Elementary School Principal Kathy Stiles has been named principal of the new Rockland Woods Elementary School that will open for students in August.

The school is being built south of Hagerstown off of Sharpsburg Pike.

The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve that change, and also name Stiles' replacement.

Kristi Bachtell, the current principal of Emma K. Doub Elementary School, will be the principal of Bester Elementary starting in the 2008-09 school year.

Elizabeth Donohoe, supervisor of advanced programs for Washington County Public Schools, will be the principal of Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts & Technology starting in the 2008-09 school year.

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Hickory Elemetary principal honored

Hickory Elementary School Principal Catherine Scuffins was honored during Tuesday's Washington County Board of Education meeting.

Hickory Elementary was one of six Blue Ribbon Schools in Maryland selected for 2008. Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said that schools honored in the Blue Ribbon program are recognized for high achievement in reading and math, or as economically disadvantaged schools that are exceeding norms and closing achievement gaps.

"It's just so exciting," Scuffins said.




Gift approved

Boonsboro High School will receive $7,500 from the Nora Roberts Foundation.

The Washington County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve the gift. The vote was 7-0.

The money will be used to buy band instruments and supplies, Director of High School Education Clyde Harrell said.

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