Principal Nicole Kurz-McDowell

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Principal Nicole Kurz-McDowell

 

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.

 

 

 Assistant Principal Jean Allen

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Assistant Principal Jean Allen

 
 
Mrs. Allen is the assistant principal at Star Hill Elementary.  She has been with the Caesar Rodney School District for the past twenty-three years.  She possesses eighteen years of experience as an elementary teacher in grades one through three, and grade five.  Mrs. Allen served as the assistant principal of W. Reily Brown Elementary School for four years before coming to Star Hill Elementary School. Mrs. Allen graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Elementary Education and received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware.  Mrs. Allen, her husband, and four children reside in Dover, DE.  Mrs. Allen is thrilled to become part of the Star Hill Family.