Building Principal

Dr. Sherry Kijowski

Phone: (302)697-2161

Email: sherry.kijowski@cr.k12.de.us

Degrees and Certifications:

BSE in Elementary Education Masters In Educational Leadership Reading Specialist certification Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Dr. Sherry Kijowski

Dr. Sherry Kijowski is the Principal at Caesar Rodney High School.  She is a 1990 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School.  She attended Millersville University and began her career in education in 1994 and spent ten years teaching elementary school and middle school language arts.  She was the South Dover Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2000, as well as the Capital School District Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 2000.  In 2004 she earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware and became a Supervisor of Instruction at the Caesar Rodney District Office.  In 2009 she opened McIlvaine Early Childhood Center as its first principal when the CR School District renovated the school to offer full-day kindergarten to all of its students. Dr. Kijowski earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2012 from the University of Delaware.  In 2014, she was named Delaware’s National Distinguished Principal and joined the staff at CR High School in July, 2014.  Her husband Mike is the principal at W.B. Simpson Elementary School and they reside in Wyoming, Delaware.   


 

Assistant Principal - Mr. Cosme

Mr. Luis Cosme

Phone:

Email: Luis.Cosme@cr.k12.de.us

Degrees and Certifications:

Associates in Human Services Bachelors in Behavioral Science Masters in Social Work Masters in School Leadership

Mr. Luis Cosme

Mr. Luis Cosme is an Assistant Principal at Caesar Rodney High School. He began his career in education as an Outreach Social Worker for the Delaware Adolescent Program Inc. (DAPI). He then went on to serve as a Coordinator of the Life Keys Program through Delaware Technical & Community College, where he worked with over 80 at-risk students and their families developing job skills, increasing academic aptitude, and developing appropriate social skills. Mr. Cosme then went on to teach Psychology and Health at the Program for Educational Alternatives in Kent County, eventually becoming the Assistant Coordinator for over four years. In January of 2011, he became an Assistant Principal at Caesar Rodney High School. Mr. Cosme holds a Master degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University, a Master of Social Work degree from Delaware State University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilmington College in Behavioral Sciences and an Associate of Arts degree in Human Services. 

Assistant Principal - Mr. Lopez

Mr. Daniel Lopez

Phone:

Email: daniel.lopez@cr.k12.de.us

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Biology Masters in Educational Leadership

Mr. Daniel Lopez

Mr. Daniel Lopez is an Assistant Principal at Caesar Rodney High School. He started on his educational career path in 1993, and spent 5 years teaching middle school science. He then moved up to the high school level, and taught Biology for the next 10 years before being promoted to Dean of Students, a position he held for 2 years. In December of 2011, he became an Assistant Principal at Caesar Rodney High school. Mr. Lopez holds a Masters in Educational Leadership and Supervision from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Edward’s University.

Assistant Principal - Mr. Friend

Mr. Larry Friend

Phone:

Email: larry.friend@cr.k12.de.us

Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Vocal/Choral Music EducationWest Chester University of PennsylvaniaMS in School Improvement LeadershipGoucher College

Mr. Larry Friend

Larry Friend began his career in education as an elementary vocal music teacher in Baltimore County, Md. After spending 9 years in the classroom, he moved into Arts Administration at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts.  During his tenure, he assisted in the restructuring of the Arts Magnet program and set a path for future endeavors. Mr. Friend's pathway was drastically changed when he accepted a position with Baltimore City Public Schools as Fine Arts Director. This appointment placed him in a position to facilitate necessary changes in the City Schools System. His work in curriculum development, artistic partnerships and professional development for arts teachers impacted student learning in tangible ways. Most importantly was his work in the development of the city's first middle school for the arts. This endeavor led to an invitation to be a panel speaker at the 2008 Yale Symposium on Music Education and a summer tenure at the Harvard School of Education Summer Principal Institute.  Mr. Friend resides in Dover with his wife, Teena, and their three children, Renee, Clay and Macy.

Assistant Principal - Mrs. Mazzola

Mrs. Amanda Mazzola

Phone:

Email: amanda.mazzola@cr.k12.de.us

Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in Elementary Education from Wilmington UniversityBachelors in Human Resources from the University of Delaware

Mrs. Amanda Mazzola

Mrs. Amanda Mazzola is an Assistant Principal at Caesar Rodney High School. She began her career in education in 1996 and spent 12 years teaching elementary school as well as middle school language arts and social studies. In 2008 she earned her National Board Certification in English Language Arts/Early Adolescence.  She then spent 3 years serving as the Achievement Liaison Teacher for Dover Air Base Middle School where she was Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year. In December of 2011, she became an Assistant Principal at Fifer Middle School. In August of 2014, she joined the staff of Caesar Rodney High School. Mrs. Mazzola holds a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Wilmington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware in Human Resources-Individual and Family Studies. She and her husband, Joe, reside in Magnolia with their children, Samantha and Ashton.

Freshman Academy Assistant Principal

Mrs. Tracey Gross

Phone:

Email: tracey.gross@cr.k12.de.us

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Tracey Gross

Tracey Gross is the assistant principal for Caesar Rodney’s Freshman Academy. She began her teaching career in1990, teaching middle and high school English at Northern Burlington Regional School District in New Jersey.  In 2002, when her family moved to Delaware, Mrs. Gross began teaching English at Caesar Rodney High School. From 2009-2015, she served as Caesar Rodney High School’s Achievement Liaison Teacher, focusing on teacher development, student achievement, and community involvement. During the 2014-2015 schoolyear, Mrs. Gross worked as Fifer Middle School’s assistant principal.  Returning to Caesar Rodney High School as the Dean of Instruction in September 2015, Mrs. Gross helped to create programs to facilitate students’ transition from middle school to high school. As of August 2016, she is proud to serve as the assistant principal of the Freshman Academy. Mrs. Gross received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University in 2012.  She and her family, husband, Phil, and children, Tyler and Erin, live in Magnolia, DE.

 

 

 

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