Building Principal - Mr. Freeman Williams III

Phone: (302)697-2161

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Freeman Williams III

Mr. Williams is thrilled to join the Caesar Rodney High School family. His favorite quote is “Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm.” He believes that positivity is contagious and it can spark others to reach their full potential.

This school year marks the 25th year in the Caesar Rodney School District for Mr. Williams. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Wesley College in 1999. In 2006, he earned his Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Wilmington University. Mr. Williams has taught and worked at a variety of levels within the Caesar Rodney School District. He was a Third Grade Teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary School, a K-2 Math Resource Teacher, a Dean of Students at Caesar Rodney High School and an Assistant Principal at Allen Frear Elementary School and Postlethwait Middle School. In addition, he recently was the Principal of Stokes Elementary.

Mr. Williams lives with his wife Tameka and is the proud parents of twins Brycen and Mason.

Assistant Principal - Mrs. Benson

Phone: (302) 697-2161 x. 1026

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Delaware State University: Bachelor of Science Degree, Finance/Banking (2001) Masters of Business Administration (2005 Wilmington University: Masters Degree in Education (2008)

Mrs. Takiyah Benson

Mrs. Takiyah A. Benson is an Assistant Principal at Caesar Rodney High School working with students in grades 9-12, with the last names of Mo - Ser.  Her teaching career began in 2008 at Stevenson House Detention Center through the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families as a Special Education/Math Teacher. In this position, she learned the true value of teaching the whole child by first making connections with her students. After 5 years in the classroom, she transitioned into the role of School Administrator overseeing mental health, residential, day treatment and detention facility settings. In 2019, Mrs. Benson became an Assistant Principal with Caroline County Public Schools and then joined the Caesar Rodney family as Assistant Principal at Magnolia Middle School in 2021. In these roles, she advocated for ‘student voice’ and participated on several committees, such as PBIS and Equity, in which she is very passionate about. 

 

Mrs. Benson is a graduate of Dover High School, Class of 1997. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance/Banking (2001) and Masters of Business Administration (2005) from Delaware State University prior to completing a Masters Degree in Education (2008) from Wilmington University. She resides in Magnolia with her husband and their six children.

 

Assistant Principal - Ms. Foster

Phone: (302) 697-2161 x1038

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Delaware State University: Bachelor's of Science in Elementary & Special Education (1999) Wilmington University: Master's of Education in Secondary School Counseling (2002) University of Delaware: Certification of School Leadership (2021) 

Ms. Erica Foster

Ms. Erica Foster currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Caesar Rodney High School working with students in grades 9-12, with the last names of De - How. 

In 1999, Ms. Foster-Farlow started her career working in the Caesar Rodney School District at W.B. Simpson Elementary School and as a Teacher of Children with Autism at the John S. Charlton School.  In 2002, Ms. Foster-Farlow started teaching US History and Vocational Studies as a Special Education Teacher at Caesar Rodney High School.  Ms. Foster has worked in education for the past 23 years, which includes 12 years as the Special Education Department Chair, 7 years as a Special Education Teacher, and more recently as the Dean of Student Achievement. In 2022, Ms. Foster assumed her current position as Assistant Principal at Caesar Rodney High School. She earned a Dual Degree, Bachelor's of Science in Elementary and Special Education, from Delaware State University in 1999.  She furthered her education in 2003, earning her Master's of Education in Secondary School Counseling from Wilmington University.  

Assistant Principal - Ms. Hannah

Phone: (302) 697-2161 x. 1043

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Ms. Kristin Hannah

Ms. Kristin Hannah is an Assistant Principal at Caesar Rodney High School working with students in grades 9-12, with last names  A - Daw.

Ms. Hannah has worked in education for the past 27 years which has entailed 13 years as a high school Chemistry Teacher, seven years as a School Counselor, and two years as a Dean of Student Achievement.  In 2014, Ms. Hannah began working at the Caesar Rodney School District as a School Counselor at the High School; from 2016-2018 she was a Dean of Student Achievement; and since 2018, she has been one of the Assistant Principals.  Ms. Hannah earned her B.S. Degree in Chemistry Education from Delaware State University in 1996.  She furthered her education and in 2001, she earned her Master of Education in School Counseling from Wilmington University; in 2002, she earned her Master of Science in Chemistry Education from the University of Pennsylvania; and in 2013, she earned her certificate in School Administration from Wilmington University.  

 

Assistant Principal - Mrs. Gross

Phone: (302) 697-2161 x.1036

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

College of New Jersey: Bachelor of Arts-English Education (1990) Wilmington University: Masters Degree in School Leadership (2012)

Mrs. Tracey Gross

Tracey Gross is an assistant principal for Caesar Rodney High School working with students in grades 9-12, with last names Hu - Mit.

Mrs. Gross began her teaching career in 1990, 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 school year, 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. From 2016 to present, it has been Mrs. Gross's pleasure to be an Assistant Principal working with the best teachers, staff and students in the state of Delaware. 

She and her family live in Magnolia, Delaware.

 

 

 

 

Assistant Principal - Mr. Lopez

Phone: (302) 697-2161 x.1037

Email:

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 working with students in grades 9-12, with last names Sh - Z.
 
Mr. Lopez 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.