Monday, June 2, 2008

Pfeifer Moves On

Centennial's principal Scott Pfeifer is leaving the county school system to take a job with state, where he will head the Maryland Department of Education's high school assessment and reform efforts, starting July 1, according to the Sun.

Before working at Centennial, Pfeifer served as the first principal of River Hill High School. He also was principal at Atholton High School when it was named a Blue-Ribbon School. In 1993, he received the Milken National Educator Award. Pfeifer is completing a four-year term on the board of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

We knew him way back when, in the days he taught at Wilde Lake High.

We'll be curious to watch him make the transition. Heading up high school reform can be a thankless task, given all the competing agendas out there. Then again, the job can be a stepping stone to a higher administrative role or a cushy private sector position. The current occupant, R. Daniel Cunningham, lasted only 18 months. Cunningham is joining the staff of the college board.

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