Dr. Jennifer Schrecongost
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Degrees & Certifications:
BA from Towson University (English & Secondary Ed.); MEd-Loyola College (Guidance & Counseling); Administrative Certification-Salisbury University; EdD-Liberty University (Curriculum and Instruction); MSDE Certifications: Middle School ELA, English (7-12), Special Education (birth to adult), English to Speakers of Other Languages (PK-12), Elementary Education (1-6), Early Childhood Education (PK-2), School Counselor, Administrator I&II, Superintendent
I am honored to return to Stevensville Middle School after spending the past five years as principal of Matapeake Elementary School. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven our school community to be more resilient than ever, and our focus has never drifted from our most significant purpose: teaching students to love learning!
In the past I have served Stevensville Middle School as the school counselor (2007-2012) and as assistant principal (2012-2016). I may know some of you from those experiences and am eager to get to know all Stevensville Middle School families. 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 and Secondary 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. Recently, I completed a Doctor of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from Liberty University.
I am beginning my 25th year in education (19 of those years have been spent in middle schools) and have served Queen Anne’s County Public Schools since 2005. 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 Middle School English/Language Arts, English 7th-12th grades, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, as well as English to Speakers of Other Languages, School Counseling, Administration, and Superintendent. 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, had been the principal of Kent Island High School for the past ten years and is now the principal of Queen Anne's County High School. We live in Queenstown. Our sons 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 visiting with them and their families. I look forward to seeing you soon and encourage you to contact me anytime.