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Department of Certification and Staffing

Mrs. Dana Edwards, Director

Mrs. Stacey Kopnitsky, Assistant Director
Janice L. Smith, Administrative Secretary III

45 W. Gude Drive, Suite 1100
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-279-3278
Fax: 301-517-5830

Need more information?

Our staff members in the Department of Certification and Staffing are happy to help you, below are the clusters they serve. Use the directory below or e-mail We look forward to hearing from you!

Teacher Staffing Team

Elizabeth (Grace) Chesney, Staffing Coordinator

  • Staffing Assistant: Daniel Burgos, Anisha Goyal

Clusters: Churchill, Einstein, Richard Montgomery, Seneca Valley: 301-279-3935

Tiffany Goodson, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistants: Daniel Burgos, Anisha Goyal 

Clusters: Northwood, Wheaton, Wootton, Poolesville: 301-279-3935

Maggie Jones, Staffing Coordinator

  • Staffing Assistant: Kristy Cho

Clusters: Blair, BCC, Damascus: 301-279-3010

Amy (Tory) Pegram, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistants: Kristy Cho

Clusters: Quince Orchard, Walter Johnson, Springbrook: 301-279-3010 

Carolina Garcia Ablanque, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistants: Tan Drumgoole, Nancy Kim

Clusters: Clarksburg, Sherwood, Watkins Mill, Paint Branch: 301-279-3920 

Cathrine (Cathy) Shinn, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistants: Tan Drumgoole, Nancy Kim 

Clusters: Gaithersburg, Northwest, Walt Whitman: 301-279-3920 

Sherry Ross, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistants: Tan Drumgoole, Nancy Kim 

Clusters: Kennedy, Magruder, Rockville Blake: 301-279-3920 

Supporting Services Staffing Team

Wendy Grenidge, Staffing Specialist

  • Staffing Assistant: Keila Cruz

Clusters: Einstein, Kennedy, Blair, Northwood, Wheaton, Poolesville: 301-279-3940

Regina (Gina) McEwen, Staffing Specialist

  • Staffing Assistant: Keila Cruz

Clusters: BCC, Northwest, Rockville, Seneca Valley, Walter Johnson: 301-279-3940  

Yvette (Andrea) Kelly-Walker, Staffing Specialist

  • Staffing Assistant: Keila Cruz

Clusters: Churchill, Damascus, Magruder, Richard Montgomery, Watkins Mill: 301-279-3940 

Karla Flores, Staffing Specialist

  • Staffing Assistant: Rachel Shin

Clusters: Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard, Wootton: 301-279-3940 

Tracy Umali, Staffing Specialist

  • Staffing Assistant: Keila Cruz

Clusters: Paint Branch, Springbrook, Blake, Sherwood, Whitman: 301-279-3940 

Administrator Staffing

 Caitlin Moriarty, Coordinator

Staffing: Principal, Assistant Principal, Principal Intern, Assistant School Administrator, School Business Administrator: 301-315-7390


Bus Operators and Attendents: 301-548-4999

Substitute teaching questions:  301-279-3280 

Certification Requirements/Praxis Information:  Contact the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) 410-767-0412 

Benefits/Payroll Questions:  Contact the Employee and Retiree Service Center
(ERSC) 301-517-8100 

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