Dr. Jodi Colman Named Easton Middle Principal for 2019-20
Dr. Kelly L. Griffith, Superintendent of Schools has announced the appointment of Dr. Jodi E. Colman to the position of Principal of Easton Middle School effective July 1, 2019.
Dr. Colman has served as principal of Chapel District Elementary since 2017. A graduate of Easton High, she came to TCPS from Dorchester County Public Schools, where she had worked since 1993. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Salisbury State University that year, then a Master’s Degree in Education with a Concentration in Reading in 1996. She received a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2012.
"I understand and respect Mrs. Valcik's decision to follow her heart and return to teaching at this time. I wish her the very best moving forward at WMES,” said Dr. Griffith. “Dr. Colman brings a wealth of experience in administrative leadership and curriculum supervision to EMS, and her collaborative spirit and enthusiasm will be an asset to the team!"
Colman began her career as an elementary classroom teacher, and later served as Math Facilitator and Tutoring Facilitator. She was Vice Principal of both Choptank Elementary School and Maces Lane Middle School. She later held the role of Elementary Curriculum Facilitator for Reading, as well as the Supervisor of Federal Grants and Elementary Reading/Language Arts. She subsequently served as Principal of Maple Elementary School from 2010 - 2017.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the talented and committed Easton Middle School team, and I look forward to collaborating with the EMS staff, families and community to help Easton Middle School be the very best that it can be,” Dr. Colman said. “Although I will miss my Chapel family, I am excited to be able to follow my 5th grade students to their next adventure at the middle school. Rather than leaving my Chapel students behind, I am viewing this as an opportunity to prepare the way for them in the future!”
Dr. Colman is certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education & Middle School, as a Reading Specialist, Administrator I and II, and Superintendent. She served in a broad spectrum of leadership roles within DCPS, including District School Improvement Facilitator, Professional Development Planning Facilitator, Master Plan Contact Person, Alternative Governance Coordinator, and Reading First Project Director. She is a native of the Eastern shore, and currently lives in Cambridge with her husband and 3 children.