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TCPS Announces Admin Changes

Mrs. Kristen Dove has been appointed as Assistant Principal at Easton High School.  Mrs. Dove earned a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from University of Maryland College Park and a Master of Science in Education with a dual major in Effective Teaching of Reading and School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University.  She holds Advanced Professional Certificates in Reading, Special Education K-8, Special Education 8-transition and Administration 1, and National Board Certification in Reading Language Arts K-8.  She joined Talbot County Public Schools in 2020 as Administrative Intern at White Marsh Elementary School, where she has served as State Testing Coordinator and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Chair,  and has conducted staff observations and led staff Professional Development.

Ms. Jordin Fairbank will replace Mrs. Dove as Administrative Intern at White Marsh Elementary School.  Ms. Fairbank has an Associate of Arts in Teaching Elementary and Special Education from Chesapeake College, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from Towson University, a Master of Arts in Gifted and Talented Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Post Master Certificate in Administration I from Towson University.  She has taught Special Education and First Grade at Easton Elementary School since 2013, has served on the Collaborative Action Research for Education Team, is a Mentor Teacher, and is currently the First Grade Team Leader.

Mrs. Cara Breeding will transfer to the position of Administrative Intern at St. Michaels Elementary School (SMES), where she currently serves as School Counselor.  Mrs. Breeding earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Maryland, a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Loyola University, Maryland and Administrator I Certification from Salisbury University.  She has been the School Counselor at SMES since 2017, is 504 Plan Chair, a member of the School Improvement and PBIS teams and a certified instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid, Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention, and Crisis Prevention Institute.  She was a School Counselor at Dorchester County Public Schools prior to joining TCPS.

Mr. Todd Stoker has accepted the position of Administrative Intern at Easton Middle School.  Mr. Stoker earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Clemson University.  He is a candidate for a Master’s in Educational Leadership in August 2021 from University of Phoenix. He began his career with TCPS in 2008 at Easton Elementary School, where he was a fifth grade teacher.  His school leadership work includes planning and conducting professional development in virtual learning and instructional technology, mentoring student teachers, serving on the school improvement committee, and collaborating with other faculty to modify curriculum and evaluate student learning objectives.  Mr. Stoker’s professional experience also includes holding the position of Executive at Oasis Easton Church.

“I am very excited to see these outstanding members of our staff step into such important leadership positions,” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent.  “Their backgrounds and skills will complement the administrative teams at their respective schools, as we look forward to new beginnings and initiating our Strive for 25 Strategic Plan next school year.”