Updates to Wootton’s Administrative Team

Dear Wootton Community,

After working at Wootton for fourteen years as a teacher, resource teacher and administrator, I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Jackie Lightsey was appointed by the BOE as new supervisor for secondary English Language Arts and Literacy for MCPS.   While we will surely miss all the talent and passion Mrs. Lightsey brings to our Wootton community, we are very excited that she will be serving all of MCPS in this new position.   In addition to Mrs. Lightsey’s departure, I am also pleased to announce that Dr. Tiffany Awkard will also assume a new position as the Acting Principal of Silver Creek Middle School!  Dr. Awkard was recently appointed to this new position and begins serving in her new role effective August 1st.  She served as a principal intern two years ago at Wootton and was the senior administrator last year.  Although her time was brief at Wootton, she made a huge impact through her leadership and her commitment to staff and students.   Please join me in congratulating both Mrs. Lightsey and Dr. Awkard on their new appointments.

I am also pleased to announce that we have hired Mr. Brad Rohner as our new assistant principal.  Mr. Rohner currently serves as the assistant principal at Winston Churchill.  He began his tenure in administration at Rockville High School and prior to that, he served as the resource teacher of the social studies department.  Mr. Rohner brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Wootton!   He is also very familiar with our community as he has partnered with us on our Wootton-Churchill articulation planning team.  Mr. Rohner will begin his position at Wootton on Monday, July 13th.   Please join me in welcoming Mr. Rohner to Wootton High School!