WINCHESTER — Megan Dodd will become the new principal for Apple Pie Ridge Elementary beginning July 1, Frederick County Public Schools announced Friday.
Dodd currently works as the principal of the Early Learning Center at Funkstown in Hagerstown, Md. She will replace Justin Raymond, who the school system announced on May 22 will be the first principal of Jordan Springs Elementary School, now being built and scheduled to open in the fall of 2020. Raymond has served as principal of Apple Pie Ridge since 2013.
Dodd’s annual salary at Apple Pie Ridge will be $96,583.
In a school-issued statement, Frederick County Superintendent David Sovine said Dodd has many years of experience teaching and is an “innovative instructional leader.”
“She’s passionate about public education and working with others to meet the needs of all students by providing student-centered learning experiences,” Sovine said.
Dodd has served as an assistant principal or principal at various elementary schools since 2009. Some of these schools include Boonsboro Elementary School in Boonsboro, Md., Hickory Elementary School in Hagerstown, Md. and Fountaindale Elementary School also in Hagerstown. She has worked as a principal at the Early Learning Center at Funkstown for the past year.
Dodd launched her teaching career as a reading specialist in Berkeley County, W.Va., where she worked for five years. Before becoming a principal she spent four years as a student achievement specialist in Washington County, Md.
Dodd earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fairmont State College. She earned a master’s degree in reading from West Virginia University and an administrative certificate from Frostburg University.