More staffing changes ahead for Delaware City Schools


The Delaware Board of Education will consider accepting the resignation of an elementary school principal and appointing a new principal at Dempsey Middle School at its meeting tonight.

The board will consider accepting the resignation of Renae Schwartz, principal at Carlisle Elementary School, effective July 31. School officials report that Schwartz has accepted a principal position in another district closer to where she lives. Schwartz has been the principal at Carlisle for three years, officials said.

The board will consider appointing Dempsey Assistant Principal Dan Bartha to the soon-to-be vacant principal position at Dempsey. On March 21, the board accepted the resignation of Julie German, the current principal at Dempsey, because she is moving out of state.

School officials say Bartha has been served as an assistant principal for three years at Hayes High and Dempsey. He began teaching in the district in 2009, officials said.

The board will also consider approving a number of administrative contracts, including the contracts for Hayes High Principal Ric Stranges for one year; Smith Elementary School Principal Rochelle Thompson for three years; and Assistant Superintendent Heidi Kegley for three years.

The board will also consider approving a number of other resignations, including Angela Boring, a classified substitute, and Brooke Cottrell, a bus driver.

The board will also consider appointing Taryn Fuller as the assistant principal at Carlisle and Schultz elementary schools.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the district’s technology center at 621 Pennsylvania Ave.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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