At the elementary level, Bryant Woods Elementary School Principal Chanel Mosby will now be principal at Worthington Elementary.
Dayton Oaks Elementary School Principal Kim Pratesi will now be principal at Hammond Elementary School.
Tracey Albright, an assistant principal at Bellows Springs will now be assistant principal at Hollifield Station Elementary School.
Julie Schruefer, assistant principal at Deep Run Elementary School, will now be assistant principal at Veteran Elementary School.
Promotions at the elementary level include the hiring of educator from outside the county, including Heather Tracy, a school counselor at Jacobsville Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, who will now be assistant principal at Dayton Oaks, and Harry Walker, a senior education consultant with Education Elements — a Baltimore County-based company that works with charter school management organizations, foundations, and technology developers — who will now be principal at Bellows Springs Elementary School.
Deborah Caldwell, assistant principal at Running Brook Elementary, will now be principal at Gorman Crossing.
Carol DeBord, assistant principal at Forest Ridge Elementary School, will now be principal at Dayton Oaks.
Kelley Hough, assistant principal at Veterans, will now be principal at Bryant Woods.
Derek Anderson, a technology teacher at Jeffers Hill Elementary School, will be assistant principal at Ducketts Lane Elementary School. Earlier this year, Heidi Balter was named principal of the new Elkridge school which opens in August.
Kelli Jenkins, Title I specialist in the central office, will be assistant principal at Running Brook.
Ivye Pazornik, an instructional team leader at Deep Run, will now be assistant principal at the school.
Danielle Shanks, leadership intern at Forest Ridge, will now be assistant principal at that school.
The promotions and transfers are all effective Monday, July 1.
Among other transitions in the school system is the departure of Bill Ryan, former executive director of school improvement and administration. Last week Foose informed the Board of Education of Ryan’s departure, also effective July 1.
In her letter to the board, Foose said Ryan was pursuing “a promotional position in another school district.”
Ryan has been with Howard County schools since 2004, after 19 years as an educator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. He was principal of River Hill from 2004-2010, and a principal on special assignment in the instruction department for a year before taking his most recent position in 2011.
“Mr. Ryan’s leadership was far reaching and he will be dearly missed throughout our school system,” Foose said in the letter. “We thank him for his service, and wish him the best as he enters this next chapter in his life.”