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Interim Principal Appointed at Cora Kelly

Dr. Seazante Williams Oliver has been appointed as the Interim Principal of Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology effective immediately.

Dr. Oliver, who was formerly a principal for six years in Suffolk Public Schools in Virginia, will focus on strengthening the school’s successes in math, reading and social studies. She replaces former Principal Brandon Davis, who has been reassigned.

Dr. Oliver comes to Cora Kelly from George Mason Elementary School where she was an assistant principal for four years. During that time, she was a strong instructional leader and fostered warm relationships with her students and their families. As assistant principal, she also served as a member of the Section 504 and Student Intervention teams, and as a site test coordinator, managing test materials, coordinating testing schedules and ensuring testing security. During this time, she collaborated with school staff to ensure proactive management of student behavior through Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), evaluated instruction and devised staff professional learning plans.

“I am pleased to have been selected for this position and assume this leadership role. The experience I bring from my time as a principal in Suffolk as well as my time working with students with disabilities, testing coordination and student intervention in ACPS have equipped me well for this role,” said Dr. Oliver.

During her time as an elementary school principal in Suffolk, Dr. Oliver utilized research-based, tangible resources to improve academic performance, while boosting extracurricular activities to promote cognitive, psychological and social development.

“We are pleased to support Dr. Oliver in her new role as principal of Cora Kelly. She is a highly motivated and dedicated educational professional who is clearly committed to ensuring the success of her students by building meaningful relationships with them, their families and the community. We believe she is the right person to lead this school,” said Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley.

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