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School Administration

Deputy Superintendent

Kevin Lowndes

 Kevin Lowndes

  • 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

Executive Directors of Schools

Linda Gill

Dr. Linda Gill 

Marvin Jones

Dr. Marvin Jones

  • 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 monthly student recognition to the Board of Education
  • Assists with planning for principal and vice principal meetings
  • Serves on the Washington Post Principals' Advisory Board
  • Member of the Superintendent's hearing review committee
  • 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
  • Coordinates school bands for community activities
  • Reviews all school-level requisitions

Coordinator, Student Activities

Steve Lee
Steve Lee
Coordinates student activities, athletics and graduations
301-934-7323
Anne Marie Murphy
Annemarie Murphy
School Administration Secretary
301-934-7365
Angel Willett
Angel Willett
Executive Assistant 
301-934-7320

Director of Student Services

Kathy Kiessling

Kathy Kiessling

  • Serves as a resource and consultant to central office and school administration in the areas of current legislation, local and state policies and procedures regarding student attendance, residency, discipline, community outreach, and social/emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Coordinates staff, resources, services, and professional development for the schools​
  • District Title IX coordinator
  • District 504 coordinator
  • Supervises and manages duties of Student Services Department personnel
  • Manages and maintains Student Services Department budget
  • Serves as the system liaison to partner agencies including the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and the State’s Attorney’s Office, Charles County Department of Health, and the Local Management Board.​
  • Maintains positions on agency and school based committees including: Opioid Fatality Review Team, Local Management Board, Charles county Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, National Response Committee, Equity Review Team
  Shanelle Savoy
Secretary to the Director of Student Services 
301-392-7510

Principal, Robert D. Stethem Educational Center

Curry Werkheiser

Curry Werkheiser

  • 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
  Tanika Horne
Secretary to the Principal  
301-932-1003

Student Engagement and Conduct Officers

Charmaine Young Waddy

Charmaine Young-Waddy 

  • Works with parents and school officials to resolve parent concerns
  • Develop strategies, provide resources and facilitate programs that promote school attendance, academic achievement and increased opportunities to reduce retentions and increase the graduation rate
  • Liaison for the courts and the Department of Juvenile Services
  • Conduct discipline hearings and attendance reviews
  Phea Richards
Secretary, Student Engagement and Conduct
301-934-7383