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Ms. Breanna Holtz

Breanna Holtz is a Dean of Student Achievement at Caesar Rodney High School.

Ms. Holtz began her teaching career in 2017 at South Middle School in Grants Pass, Oregon, teaching Social Studies and Language Arts. After two years of teaching in Grants Pass, Ms. Holtz moved to Delaware and spent three years teaching at Fred Fifer III Middle School. In addition to teaching Language Arts and Social Studies at Fifer Middle School, Ms. Holtz advised the National Junior Honor Society, coached volleyball, and served as the Social Studies Department Head. With a passion for curriculum, Holtz has worked with the Delaware Department of Education to develop new 8th grade history lessons, as well as served on Caesar Rodney School District’s Humanities Council. Ms. Holtz strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all students and staff members, which led to her serving as Fifer’s Equity and Diversity Committee Chair, and being a member of the Caesar Rodney School District’s Equity Committee. Ms. Holtz was chosen as Fifer Middle School’s Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in History with a minor in Psychology from Southern Oregon University in 2015. In 2017, Ms. Holtz graduated with her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Oregon State University. She is currently working on her school administration certification through the University of Delware’s Principal Preparation Program.

 

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Mr. Rayshaun Ward

Rayshaun Ward is a Dean of Student Achievement at Caesar Rodney High School, a position he holds with pride and dedication.

As an alumnus of Caesar Rodney, Mr. Ward brings a deep connection to the school community and a profound understanding of its values. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics from Delaware State University, Rayshaun embarked on his journey in education in 2014, driven by a passion for teaching and nurturing young minds. For a decade, Mr. Ward dedicated himself to shaping the lives of fifth-grade students, first at W.B. Simpson and then at Allen Frear Elementary, where he spent nine impactful years. His commitment to excellence earned him the prestigious title of Allen Frear's Teacher of the Year in 2022-2023. 

 Beyond the classroom, Rayshaun's influence extends to the basketball court, where he has coached boys' basketball for over a decade within the district. From coaching freshmen to leading the varsity team as Head Assistant Coach, his leadership has inspired countless student-athletes. Currently, he serves as the Head Coach at Postlethwait Middle School and coordinates basketball camps, enriching the lives of young athletes both on and off the court. He has served as a University of Delaware Service Learning Advisor & Mentor, an Educational Keynote Speaker, and a mentor in the Caesar Rodney High School Teacher Academy. He actively participates in various committees, including those focusing on school leadership, equity, ethnic minority affairs, and PBIS.  Driven by the belief that "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm," Rayshaun embodies a spirit of enthusiasm that fuels extraordinary results. He understands that enthusiasm is the key to motivating students, teachers, and staff members, and it plays a pivotal role in their success. Currently pursuing his School Leadership program at Wilmington University, Mr. Ward aspires to become a school principal.

 With his passion, leadership, and dedication, Dean Ward continues to make a profound impact on the lives of those he serves, shaping a brighter future for generations to come.

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Dr. June McCray

June McCray is a Dean of Student Achievement at Caesar Rodney High School.

Dr. McCray began her teaching career in 2008 in Pennsylvania at New Story, a private school for children on the spectrum. She spent eight years teaching special education (emotional support and learning support) for the Reading School District, followed by two years as a learning support teacher at Reach Cyber Charter School, and two years as a 504 Coordinator. Dr. McCray earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1994, a Master’s Degree in Urban Education from Alvernia University in 2010, an Education Specialist Degree from Northcentral University in 2021, and her Doctorate Degree from Northcentral University in 2022 and is dual-certified in elementary and special education. 

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Mrs. Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson is the Dean of Student Achievement at Caesar Rodney High School.  Mrs. Jackson began her teaching career in 1999, teaching Science at CRHS.  In 2001, Mrs. Jackson moved to the New Castle County Vo-Tech School District where she worked as a Science instructor for 12 years, served as Science Department Chair for 4 years, and worked with teachers throughout the state in developing science curriculum and providing professional development opportunities. In 2009, Mrs. Jackson transitioned into the role of Student Activities Coordinator while continuing to teach Chemistry at St. Georges Tech. She moved into the position of Director of the Delaware Teacher Center in 2013 before becoming an administrator in the Indian River School District in 2015.  For 6 years, Mrs. Jackson served as an assistant principal, working at both Sussex Central High School and Georgetown Elementary School, where she focused on the support and engagement of English Learners. Mrs.  Jackson earned her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Mary Washington College (now University of Mary Washington) in 1999 and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University in 2007. She is currently working on her Doctorate at Seton Hall University in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy. 

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Mrs. Laini Bernard

Laini Bernard is the Math Specialist at Caesar Rodney High School. She is a 1997 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School. She attended the University of Delaware and began her career in education in 2002 at Caesar Rodney High School. Since 2002, she has served as a secondary, dually certified Special Education and Math teacher. In 2012, Mrs. Bernard earned her Masters in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington and was named Caesar Rodney High School’s Teacher of the Year.  In 2013, Mrs. Bernard accepted the position of Math Specialist to build confidence and increase mathematical competence for all students.