Administrative & Office Staff - Central High School


Mr. Mark Carothers - Principal 

This is Mark Carothers’ fourth year as principal at Poolesville High School (PHS); he started at PHS the same time as this year’s seniors! Mr. Carothers has also worked at Watkins Mill, Magruder, Damascus, and Clarksburg High Schools as an English teacher and administrator. Mr. Carothers graduated from Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania and earned his Masters Degree from McDaniel College. Outside of school, Mr. Carothers enjoys traveling with his family, supporting his son, Christian, at his baseball games, and following Pittsburgh sports. Mr. Carothers believes every student deserves quality first instruction and to know they are seen, heard, valued, and supported.

TBD - Assistant Principal


 Ms. Allison Wilder - Magnet Coordinator

Ms. Wilder began her MCPS career at Poolesville High School in 1999. Her roles at PHS include English teacher, English department resource teacher, staff development teacher, elected faculty representative, coach, class sponsor, National Honor Society advisor, and Black Student Union sponsor. Prior to working for MCPS, Ms. Wilder worked in private schools in Ohio and Maryland. She graduated with a BA-English from The College of William and Mary and earned her Masters degree in Education & Human Development from the University of Maryland. Ms. Wilder enjoys competitive cooking, guerilla gardening, and raising money for her local library. She lives in Frederick County with her husband and four children, a poorly behaved dog, two cats, and many chickens. Fun Fact: Ms. Wilder, along with Mr. Leong and Ms. Clowe, participated in the original Staff Infection act at the 2005 Talent Show.

 Mr. Daniel Mckenna - Assistant School Administrator

Mr. McKenna joined the ranks of MCPS educators in 2001 at Richard Montgomery School and then moved west to Poolesville High School in 2008. As a Falcon, he has served as an English teacher, elected faculty representative, Humanities Head of House, English department resource teacher, and Debate coach. He earned his Bachelors in English Literature and Composition from Penn State and then did the unthinkable – for a Nittany Lion – by going to the University of Michigan for graduate school. He also completed an educational leadership certificate at Hood College. When not working with students and teachers at Poolesville, he spends his time trying to train his new dog, practicing his guitar, and enjoying the company of friends and family. He makes his home in Lovettsville, VA with his brilliant wife of 23 years and four children. Fun fact: Mr. McKenna inexplicably won a recent “Most likely to win a rap battle” staff award even though he lost the only rap battle that he ever entered (to Mr. Ward). On the other hand, Mr. McKenna has been spotted leading pop music sing-alongs with students at pep rallies.

 Ms. Susan Krouner - School Business Administrator

Ms. Krouner is originally from New York, started with MCPS in 2004, and worked at Wootton High School for 5+ years before moving to PHS in October 2009. She has a BS in Administration of Justice and a MS in Justice, both from The American University in DC. Ms. Krouner met her husband her first year of college, has been married for 43 years, and lives in the invisible city of North Potomac. She has 2 wonderful grown children and 2 tremendous grandchildren, all of whom live and work in the DC Metro area. She enjoys cooking, going to museums, and spending time at the beach. Fun Fact: Ms. Krouner won awards for her original ceramics creations and really wishes she had the time and space for her own ceramics studio, including a wheel and kiln.

Main Office Staff

Mary Fourcade
Administrative Secretary

Adrienne Brooks
Magnet Office Secretary

Lara Fisher
Main Office Secretary

Rhona Bortnick
Attendance Secretary

Champika Pallik Kondage Don
Attendance Secretary

Financial Office

Nathaniel Gordon
Financial Specialist


Bryant Covington
Security Team Leader

Ashley Herbert
Security Officer

Denny Mortimer
Security Officer

Security Officer


Teresa Fanflik
Health Technician

Janet Lee, SCHN
School Nurse

Health Room Website

Building Services

Office 240.740.2403

Parbatie Ragunath
Building Service Manager

Miguel Lazo
Building Services Assistant Manager

Amavi Doumekpe
Building Service Worker

Blanca Molina
Building Service Worker

Maritza Pena
Building Service Worker

Trevor Riggs
Building Service Worker

Johnatan Villalobos Orellana
Building Service Worker

Staff Development

Stefanie Draisen
Staff Development Teacher

Building and User Support

Cesar Moreno Paico
Plant Manager

Kathryn Hackey

Foday Conteh
Media Services Technician


Julia Cho
Cafeteria Manager

Paula Brooks
Cafeteria Worker