Ms. Kurz-McDowell is the principal at Star Hill Elementary. Ms. Kurz-McDowell was the assistant principal at W.B. Simpson and the Kent ILC in the Caesar Rodney School District. She began her career in Richmond, Virginia as a first, second and third grade teacher. She continued her career as a reading specialist and instructional coach working with students and staff in grades kindergarten through fifth. She also worked as a school wide resource teacher while in Virginia. She holds a Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration from George Washington University, an Educational Specialist degree in Reading from The University of Virginia, a Master in Education from The College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Delaware. Ms. Kurz-McDowell and her husband reside in Magnolia.