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La. high school principal named new associate superintendent in Washington County

March 18, 2013|By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com
  • Angela Domingue
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HAGERSTOWN — Washington County Public Schools’ new associate superintendent and chief academic officer will start her job on June 3, letting her finish the school year as principal of a Louisiana high school.

The school board approved the hiring of Angela Domingue, effective June 3, by a 6-0 vote at its Feb. 19 meeting. Board President Justin Hartings was not present for the vote, according to school system spokesman Richard Wright.

Domingue said she is excited about working again with Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox.

Wilcox said he thought Domingue was “a star” when they both worked for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana.

When he was superintendent of that school system, Wilcox said, he asked Domingue to go to work in the superintendent’s office and she did, but he left for another job about four months later.

Domingue served as special assistant to the superintendent for instructional leadership for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System from February 2004 to June 2009, according to her resume, provided by Washington County Public Schools.

Wilcox was superintendent of that school system from 2001 to 2004, according to his resume.

“We didn’t have any contact at all until she reached out to me” about the associate superintendent posting, Wilcox said.

Domingue was one of 47 applicants for the position, according to an email from the local school system’s Human Resources Department. Domingue’s annual salary with the new job will be $127,277, the email says.

Domingue will replace Donna Hanlin, who retired last summer but has been doing some consulting work for the school system.

Domingue, a Baton Rouge, La., native, said she has family in Prince George’s County, Md.

When she visited Washington County, it reminded her a lot of home, she said.

“The people are extremely friendly. The school system is one that I believe I could contribute positively to, and I just enjoy the area,” she said in a recent phone interview.

Domingue is currently principal of Belaire High School, which has about 950 students. She has held that post since June 2011, her resume states.

Before that, she was director of elementary school programs for a year and, before that, interim assistant superintendent for instructional services area III (high schools), her resume states. Both positions were for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

Domingue earned a bachelor’s in secondary education and a master’s of education in secondary education from Southern University in Baton Rouge, her resume states.

She earned 30 additional graduate hours, beyond the master’s degree, at the University of New Orleans; and earned a doctorate in K-12 educational leadership from Louisiana State University in 2012, her resume states.

After teaching high school English for nine years, she became an assistant principal at a high school, then special assistant to the superintendent for instructional leadership, according to her resume.

Domingue said she is a minister for a “very small church” in Baton Rouge. Her husband, Errol, also is a minister.

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