Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jennifer L. Schrecongost
I am thrilled to be entering my third year leading Matapeake Elementary School! We have made tremendous strides together and I am anxious to celebrate our progress and continue to foster improvement.
It has been an honor to get to know each Matapeake Elementary family and collaborate to ensure the best possible educational experience for your children. If you are new to our school and we have not yet met, I hope the information shared below about my educational background and experiences generates your trust and confidence.
I graduated from Towson University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education and started my career teaching reading and language arts in Caroline County. I earned a Master of Education degree in 1997 in school counseling from Loyola College, and earned my administrative certification from Salisbury University in 2011.
I enter my twenty-second year in education and have served Queen Anne’s County Public Schools since 2005. I have worked as a classroom teacher, a school counselor, and an assistant principal at Stevensville Middle School. I am also a staunch proponent of public education, and have partnered with the Maryland State Department of Education to receive and deliver professional development as a Master Teacher of Leadership, presenting widely to educators across the state.
These experiences have afforded me the opportunity to lead teachers in the use of formative and summative assessment data to inform instruction for specific monitoring of student achievement, as well as the drive to ensure students enter a school where they are safe, welcome, and valued. I am committed to encouraging teacher leadership and development through regular classroom observation and feedback and teacher-led professional development opportunities.
I am highly qualified in the areas of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, as well as English to Speakers of Other Languages, Middle School English/Language Arts, English 7-12, School Counseling, and Administration. These certifications present me with a clear understanding of child development, diverse learning, and the responsibilities of public schools to ensure students’ are college and career ready while inspiring them to love learning.
My husband, John, is the principal of Kent Island High School, and we live in Queenstown with our sons. The boys have attended public schools in Queen Anne’s County since Pre-Kindergarten and are now college students at Salisbury University and the University of Maryland. I am privileged to have been a part of the education and development of so many of our Queen Anne's County youth. It is always a pleasure to run into our current and former students in the community, and I enjoy visitng with them and their families. I look forward to seeing you soon and encourage you to contact me anytime.