CAROLINE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE OPERATING ON A SUMMER HOURS SCHEDULE (MON.-THURS. 7AM-5PM) BEGINNING, TUESDAY MAY 28.

2024-2025 Leadership Announcements

We are excited to share the following leadership announcements for 2024-2025: 

Corinne Griggs, 504 Specialist

We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Corinne Griggs has been selected to serve in the role of 504 Specialist for the 2024-2025 school year.  Mrs. Griggs will be transitioning into this new role July 1, 2024 after serving seven years as an administrator (assistant principal and principal) at Caroline Middle School. This countywide support position was identified as a FY25 budget priority in the fall of 2023 due to the increasing K-12 student population eligible for ADA accommodations within the general education setting. Mrs. Griggs’ understanding of compliance timelines and diverse student needs paired with essential organizational skills will provide critical oversight of the division’s approximately two hundred 504 plans. Mrs. Griggs will also be responsible for associated 504 training, mandated reporting, and adherence to ADA regulations. 

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Griggs into this new role for the 2024-2025 school year. 

 

Joshua Just, Principal of Caroline MS

We are also pleased to announce Mr. Joshua Just as Caroline Middle School’s 2024-2025 principal. Mr. Just has served as assistant principal and principal of Caroline High School for eight years collectively. His tenure in these roles has resulted in enhanced student leadership, strong academic achievement, healthy school culture, program advancements, and strong community engagement. 

Utilizing his deep knowledge of Caroline County Public Schools paired with established stakeholder relationships, Mr. Just looks forward to leading the CMS staff and students to new levels of excellence. In the coming weeks, Mr. Just will work alongside CHS and CMS leadership teams to support smooth succession and transition planning.

The Office of Human Resources will collaborate with both buildings to develop a timeline reflective of a July 1, 2024 start date. 

The following actions will be taking place:

  • CMS: Immersion Interviews with Staff, Parents, and Students; Summer Welcome Meeting; CMS Retreat
  • CHS: Principal Job Posting; Stakeholder Survey of Principal Qualities; Interview Panel and Timeline; Principal Introduction Announcement/Welcome Events. 

 

Thank you to Mr. Just for his service as a Cavalier. We look forward to watching our Eagles soar! 

 

Mrs. Samantha Pavick, Coordinator of Preschool Instruction

Caroline County Public Schools is excited to announce the appointment of Samantha Pavick, as a Preschool Instructional Coordinator.  Mrs. Pavick earned a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, holds a Collegiate Professional License PreK-6, and is enrolled in a Master’s of Early Childhood Education program. Mrs. Pavick has 11 years experience as a preschool teacher, with the last 9 at Lewis and Clark Elementary School where she has served as the preschool grade level chair and teacher mentor.  Prior to her preschool experience, Mrs. Pavick worked 8 years as an Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist.  

With growing preschool enrollment and programming needs, CCPS is excited to add this position to support the needs of our staff, students and families. This position will be funded by the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) state funds  and with Head Start federal funds.  Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Pavick into this new role!