Frederick County Public Schools announces leadership appointments to principal and assistant principal positions at five schools.
The following schools will have new principals:
Frederick County Virtual School, Michael Watson is promoted from the school’s coordinator to principal. He began his tenure with FCPS teaching science at Monocacy Middle and then at Urbana Middle. From 2008-2009, he was a secondary administrative apprentice at Ballenger Creek Middle and Frederick High. He was promoted to assistant principal for Middletown High. Since 2013 he was worked as FCVS coordinator. Watson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education in 2001 at Shippensburg University and Master of Science degree in educational leadership in 2008 at Hood College. Former FCVS Principal Stacey Adamiak has retired.
Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle, Dr. Joshua Work is promoted from assistant principal of Monocacy Middle. He came to FCPS in 2010 to teach social studies at Windsor Knolls Middle. In 2016 he was promoted to assistant principal of Middletown Middle. He transferred to Monocacy Middle in 2018. Work earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 2009, Master of Science degree in educational leadership in 2015, and Doctorate of Organizational Leadership degree in 2019, all from Hood College.
West Frederick Middle, Maggie Gilgallon is transferring from principal at Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle. She began her career with FCPS in 1997, teaching language arts at West Frederick Middle. In 2007, she was promoted to assistant principal of Brunswick Middle and transferred to Walkersville Middle in 2012. In 2015 she transferred to Middletown Middle, and in 2017 she transferred to Thurmont Middle before promotion in the 2017-2018 school year to principal for TJ Middle. Gilgallon earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Mount St. Mary’s University in 1997 and Master of Science degree in secondary educational leadership from Hood College in 2004. Former WFMS Principal Pattie Barnes has accepted a position in another Maryland school district.
The following schools will have new assistant principals:
Monocacy Middle, Jason Senuta is transferring from assistant principal at New Market Middle.
New Market Middle, Sean Henline is promoted from teaching at Monocacy Middle.
FCPS announced additional leadership appointments on May 15 and July 9.