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Office of School administration

School Administration

"Achieving the Master Plan Through Accountable Leadership"

Office Information

Sylvia Lawson, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent of School Administration
  • Oversees the daily operations of all Charles County Public Schools

  • Ensures the implementation of the Superintendent's Comprehensive Master Plan in all schools

  • Provides leadership and direction to school administrators in all areas of school management including financial management, teacher observations, building service and parent/community interaction

  • Establishes direction for principals in achieving measurable goals and holds evaluation conferences with all principals twice each year

  • Supervises principals, vice principals, student services, alternative programs, athletics, extra-curricular activities, student government activities and print shop services

  • Coordinates the system-wide Parent Advisory Committee, which meets three times during the year

  • Chairs the Superintendent's hearing review committee
Linda Gill and Marvin Jones, Executive Directors of Administration
  • Works with parents and school officials to resolve parent concerns

  • Point of contact for outside agencies, organizations, and businesses requesting interaction with the schools

  • Reviews and approves out of county/state/country and overnight field trips

  • Coordinates quarterly and monthly student recognition to the Board of Education

  • Assists with planning for principal and vice principal meetings

  • Reviews all school-level requisitions

  • Serves on the Washington Post Principals' Advisory Board

  • Member of the Superintendent's hearing review committee
  • Works with parents and school officials to resolve parent concerns

  • Coordinates the hearing process for student disciplinary matters

  • Coordinates all high school graduations

  • Assists with coordination of student services activities

  • Assists with athletics and co-curricular activities

  • Assists with planning for principal and vice principal meetings

  • Coordinates school bands for community activities

  • Reviews all school-level requisitions

  • Member of the Superintendent's review committee
Christine Mais, Executive Asst. to the Assistant Superintendent of School Administration - Phone:  301-934-7320

Annemarie Murphy, Secretary for School Administration - Phone: 301-934-7365

Kathie Funkhouser, Financial Secretary for School Administration - Fax:  301-392-7518
Patricia Vaira, Ph. D, Director of Student Services
  • Coordinates staff, resources, and services for the schools, which include nurses, guidance counselors, psychologists, and pupil personnel workers

  • Serves as a resource and consultant to central office and school administration in the areas of current legislation, child safety laws, local and state policies and procedures, alternative programs, attendance, and safe and orderly schools

  • Develops school nurse assignment schedule and acts as the liaison between the health department and the school system

  • Serves as the system liaison to the Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police, and the State Attorney's Office

  • Manages system responsibility for the Local Management Board, child abuse programs, 504, Title IX, sexual harassment, graduation requirements, and student records

Amy M. Hartline, Secretary - Phone:  301-392-7510

Wayne Freeman, Principal, Robert D. Stethem Educational Center
  • Robert D. Stethem Educational center houses alternative programs for middle and high school students who are not able to function satisfactorily in a traditional school environment

  • NOVEL (New Options: Visions for Effective Learning) is an educational option for high school students to earn academic credit as an extension of the regular high school program. Students are referred by their high school principal. For more information, contact your high school guidance office

  • Other Alternative programs include: home and hospital instructional services and teenage parenting based at the Stethem Educational Center

Sue Heath – Principal Secretary – Robert D. Stethem Educational Center - Phone:  301-932-1003

Roslyn Malloy, Print Shop Manager
  • Coordinates print shop and copier services for the central office and schools

Phone:  301-934-7214

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