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Marshall Street School principal to retire in February

October 14, 2012

Gael Butcher, principal of Marshall Street School and the Washington County Job Development Program at Marshall Street — both aimed at helping special-education students, will retire in February.

Butcher said Thursday that at the time of her retirement, she will be just shy of five years as principal of Marshall Street and Job Development.

Butcher, who lives in Middletown, Md., said she plans on spending more time with her husband and children.

After retiring in 2005 from Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools, where her last job was as principal of that school system’s special-education center, Butcher joined Washington County Public Schools, she said.

She worked in the central office as a Title 1 coordinator, and then as supervisor of special education before becoming principal at Marshall Street.

Butcher worked for Frederick County Public Schools for 27 years, bookending a five-year stint with the Maryland State Department of Education, she said.

Her resignation from Washington County Public Schools, effective Feb. 2, 2013, was among the personnel moves the Board of Education approved unanimously at its Oct. 2 meeting.

— Julie E. Greene

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