Darlene Keener Announced as Dean of CDLC

The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Darlene Keener as Dean of CDLC at their meeting on June 14, 2021.
Mrs. Keener graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University and an Administrative Leadership Endorsement from Longwood University. Mrs. Keener currently serves as the CCPS Behavior Support Coordinator, and also continues to be a champion for the on-going training and implementation of trauma informed practices and VTSS development within CCPS. Prior to this position, Mrs. Keener worked as the Behavior Support Program Teacher for students with special needs at Cedar Forest Elementary in Spotsylvania county from 2011-2018. While in that role, she was coordinator for the Olweus Bullying Prevention program which demonstrated a marked reduction in bullying among students. Mrs. Keener is a proud resident of Caroline County and was a previous Executive Director of Caroline’s Promise, a position she still holds dear to her heart. She will begin this position August 1, 2021.

Darlene Keener

Mrs. Elizabeth Markwood Announced as Assistant Principal of Work Based Learning and CTE

The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Elizabeth Markwood as Assistant Principal of Work Based Learning and CTE at their meeting on June 14, 2021.
Mrs. Markwood graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Career and Technical Education from Virginia Tech and an Administration and Supervision Endorsement from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mrs. Markwood is currently a Marketing Education Teacher/Coordinator and CTE Department Lead for Hanover County Public Schools. Serving in this leadership role for the past fifteen years, she has been awarded Outstanding DECA Advisor, Teacher of the Year for Patrick Henry High School, and Teacher of the Year for the Virginia Association of Marketing Educators (VAME). Mrs. Markwood was an Assistant Principal for Prince George County Public Schools from 2001-2006. Caroline County is excited to welcome Mrs. Markwood to the team for the 2021-2022 school year.

Elizabeth Markwood

Mrs. Rachel Wheeler Announced as Caroline Middle School Assistant Principal

The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Rachel Wheeler as Assistant Principal of Caroline Middle School at its meeting on June 14, 2021.
Mrs. Wheeler graduated from Bryan College in Tennessee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Mrs. Wheeler furthered her education with a Master’s in Counselor Education and a post-Master’s certificate in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has enjoyed serving on the Youth Development Committee with the Ashland YMCA, being a SODA sponsor, and planning events as part of the Virginia School Counselor Association Professional Development team. Mrs. Wheeler is currently the Counseling Director for Atlee High School, which is an American School Counselor Association RAMP Recognized School. She was nominated Atlee Teacher of the Year 2020-2021. Prior to this position, she was a school counselor at Liberty Middle School in Hanover. Caroline County is excited to welcome Mrs. Wheeler to the Caroline Middle School team for the 2021-2022 school year.

Rachel Wheeler

Mr. Joey Robinson Announced as Supervisor of Technology

The Caroline County School Board appointed Mr. Joey Robinson as Supervisor of Technology at their meeting on June 14, 2021.
Mr. Robinson graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Averett University. Mr. Robinson is currently the Coordinator of Virtual Learning and Innovation for Caroline County Public Schools. Robinson originally joined Caroline County Public Schools in 2006, serving as a Health and Physical Education teacher, then as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) until 2014. After serving for two years in the role of Lead Technology Trainer and Developer at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Mr. Robinson returned to Caroline in the role of ITRT in 2016.

Joey Robinson