MoCo Board of Education Approves Administrative Appointments, Including 11 New Principals

The Board of Education approved the following administrative appointments:

Brian Hull, currently Executive Director, Finance, Minneapolis Public Schools, as Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Patrick Murphy, currently Superintendent, Berkeley County Public Schools, Martinsburg, W.Va., as Deputy Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Schools

Anne M. Dardarian, currently Liaison for MCPS Professional Growth Systems—MCAAP, Office of Human Resources and Development, as Consulting Principal, Department of Professional Growth Systems, Office of Human Resources and Development

Gregory C. Mullenholz, currently Principal, Ashburton Elementary School, as Director, School Support and Well-Being, Office of School Support and Well-Being

Kelly J. Jiron, currently Instructional Specialist, Department of Special Education Services, Office of Special Education, Office of the Chief Academic Officer, as Supervisor, Department of Special Education, Office of Special Education, Office of the Chief Academic Officer

Lora S. Johnson, currently Assistant Principal, Watkins Mill High School, as Supervisor, Department of Special Education Services, Office of Special Education, Office of the Chief Academic Officer

Kia Middleton-Murphy, currently Acting Supervisor, Department of Special Education Services, Office of Special Education, Office of the Chief Academic Officer, as Supervisor, Department of Special Education Services, Office of Special Education, Office of the Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Cynthia M. Webb, currently Assistant Principal, Albert Einstein High School, as Supervisor, Department of Special Education Services, Office of Special Education, Office of the Chief Academic Officer

Douglas E. Nelson, currently Assistant Principal, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, as Principal, Thomas S. Wootton High School

Stephanie P. Valentine, currently Acting Principal, Springbrook High School, as Principal, Springbrook High School

Sapna Hopkins, currently Assistant Principal, Odessa Shannon Middle School, as Principal, Tilden Middle School

Lisa N. Shorts, currently Acting Principal, Argyle Middle School, as Principal, Eastern Middle School

Pedro R. Cedeño, currently Principal, Citrus Grove Middle School, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, as Principal, Capt. James E. Daly Elementary School

Nora E. Collins, currently Assistant Principal, Wheaton Woods Elementary School, as Principal, Wheaton Woods Elementary School

Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Cox, currently Assistant Principal, Beall Elementary School, as Principal, Forest Knolls Elementary School

Maureen C. Turner, currently Acting Principal, Somerset Elementary School, as Principal, Luxmanor Elementary School

Christopher A. Wynne, currently Principal, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, as Principal, Cedar Grove Elementary School

Hanna Yim, currently Assistant Principal, Oak View Elementary School, as Principal, Highland View Elementary School

Abby L. Brandt, currently Principal, The Children’s Guild School of Prince George’s County, as Principal, Stephen Knolls School

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

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Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

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FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

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