The St. Mary’s County Board of Education appointed Ms. Nicole Connolly to the position of education director at the Chesapeake Public Charter School.

She currently serves as a student learning specialist with Calvert County Public Schools. In addition, Ms. Connolly has experience as a Maryland school performance assessment program task leader, Maryland Association of Science and Math Teachers colloquium trainer, talented and gifted curriculum coordinator, and third grade teacher.

She has also served as a presenter at the Governor’s Academy for Science and Math.

Ms. Connolly earned a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from Loyola College in Baltimore, a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Bowie State University in Bowie, and a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiological sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Board also named Mr. Wallace Roberts was named as a supervisor of special education in the Department of Special Education.

He too joins the school system from Calvert County Public Schools where he most recently served as a vice principal at Patuxent High School.

Mr. Roberts’ experience includes serving as a middle school and high school teacher.

He earned a Master of Arts degree in school administration and supervision from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, a Master of Education degree in special education from Penn State’s Continuing Education program, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and language arts from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

The appointments become effective immediately.