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District News - September 19, 2022

Caesar Rodney School District

Welcomes Back Dr. Jessilene Corbett as Assistant Superintendent


After spending the last year as the Deputy Secretary for the Delaware Department of Human Resources (DHR), Dr. Jessilene Corbett has recently been chosen by the Caesar Rodney Board of Education to become the Assistant Superintendent to serve in the administration of Superintendent Dr. Christine Alois.


Dr. Corbett previously worked in the Caesar Rodney School District for 23 years.  During her tenure with the district, she was a classroom teacher, teaching both regular and special education 7th and 8th grade English/ Language Arts and Social Studies.  In 2005, Dr. Corbett became the assistant principal at Fred Fifer III Middle School.  In 2010, she became the principal at Dover Air Base Middle School, and after that school year, she returned to Fifer Middle School as the principal.  Starting in 2014, Dr. Corbett accepted the position of Supervisor of Instruction, where she worked with students, teachers, counselors, administrators, families, and community stakeholders with a focus on Visual and Performing Arts (K-12), secondary Career and Technical Education, health and physical education (K-12), special education (Birth-21), and state testing.  


Superintendent Alois stated, “Dr. Corbett’s extensive education experience in the district combined with her many other talents, certainly make her a perfect addition to the CR leadership team.”


Additionally, Dr. Corbett is a graduate of Wilmington University with Bachelor and Master’s degrees, as well as earning her doctorate from Delaware State University in School Leadership.