Frederick County Public Schools today began the annual appointment process for principal and assistant principal positions, effective July 1. Personnel appointments remain subject to change based on the evolving needs of the school system.
The following appointments will take effect for the 2021-2022 school year for the newly created FCPS Blended Virtual Program, which will follow the same 180-day academic calendar-year set forth by the Board of Education of Frederick County. The Blended Virtual Program will ensure that students receive online instruction in a well-rounded curriculum, taught by instructors trained in the virtual environment.
Kathleen (Kate) Krietz and Frank Vetter will be co-principals of the Blended Learning Virtual Program.
Krietz will transfer from Sabillasville Elementary where she has served as principal since 2013. Prior to that, she was principal at Thurmont Elementary. Krietz also served as assistant principal at both Thurmont Primary and Spring Ridge Elementary. She was a guidance counselor at Carroll Manor and Valley Elementary schools. She taught at Emmitsburg Elementary. Krietz earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Saint Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kansas and Master of Science degree in school guidance and educational leadership from McDaniel College.
Vetter will transfer from Walkersville Middle where he has served as principal since 2018. He has also been principal at West Frederick Middle, Middletown Middle, Urbana Middle and Heather Ridge School. Vetter also served as assistant principal at Heather Ridge. He has taught at Ballenger Creek Middle. He is currently an adjunct at Mount Saint Mary’s University and has taught at Hood College. Vetter earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from the University of Maryland and Master of Science degree in education/school administration from Johns Hopkins University. He also has a Doctor of Education degree from Walden University.
Sara Ajisafe (elementary) and Kristina Ambrose (middle) will be assistant principals of the Blended Learning Virtual Program.
Ajisafe began her teaching career at The Main Street Academy in College Park, Georgia. She transferred to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she first served as an elementary teacher at the School of Science and Technology and then as an instructional coach at Kostoryz Elementary School. She is currently serving as assistant principal at Crockett Elementary School in Corpus Christi. Ajisafe received a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising/public relations from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Arts degree in teaching from the University of Southern California.
Ambrose began her career with FCPS serving as an assistant marching band director at Frederick High School and then as a long-term substitute at Carroll Manor Elementary. Since 2010, she has served as a teacher at Crestwood Middle School. Ambrose received a Bachelor of Music degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education degree from the University of Phoenix.