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A photo of HES Principal Erin DiRenzo

Hi! My Name is Mrs. Erin DiRenzo! I live in Leonardtown with my husband, Jeff, children, Addy and Jack. I am thrilled to be your child’s principal! The 2023-2024 school year will be my 22nd year working in the Saint Mary’s County Public School System. I have served as a classroom teacher, instructional resource teacher, and assistant principal. I grew up in Bethlehem, PA. I am the oldest of 4 children. I have 2 brothers and 1 sister. My dad is a retired special education teacher. My mom just retired after 35 years in education. Most of my family still live in PA and I enjoy going to visit them when I can. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University of PA. I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Human Resources from Towson University.

I am so honored to be your principal and look forward to making this the best year ever! 



Name Contact Position
Erin DiRenzo  Principal

Assistant Principal

Name Contact Position
Christopher Rodkey  Assistant Principal

Office Staff

Name Contact Position
Diane Armstrong  Secretary to the Principal
Elaine Wagaman Records/Attendance Secretary
Timothy Dove Safety and Security Officer
Cara Bean Dedicated Sub
Dianna Nueslein Dedicated Sub

Health Office

Name Contact Position
Alicia Briggs  Nurse


Name Contact Position
Kim Jordan IRT
Vicky Faron IRT

Supporting Staff

Name Contact Position
Emilli Overly Counselor
Sandra Flowers ELL
Jill Robinson Speech Pathologist
Amanda Gibson School Psychologist
Melissa Myers Occupational Therapist
Kim Lutz Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW)
Kathleen "Sully" Sullivan Military & Family Life Counselor


Name Contact Position
Stacey Hazuda Media Specialist
Jennifer Wimmer Media Center Assistant
Bobby Kneuer Art
Meg Cancino Band/Strings
Rebekah Norris Music
Madelyn Hinshaw Music (Chorus)
Jen Venendaal Physical Education
Deb Settle Physical Education


Name Contact Position
Kim Schrader Teacher
Emily Gallahue Paraeducator
Lilliana Tavares Paraeducator


Name Contact Position
Amanda Connolly Teacher
Susan Wysocki Paraeducator
Christine Allen Teacher
Bethany Cook Paraeducator
Lisa Thannhauser Teacher
Liz Kleiber Paraeducator

First Grade

Name Contact Position
Sonya Colao Teacher
Grace Harriman Teacher
Kayla Nelson Teacher
Amanda Pasquale Teacher

Second Grade

Name Contact Position
Jane Lowe Teacher
Michelle Morning Teacher
Emily Spears Teacher
Ashley Farr Teacher

Third Grade

Name Contact Position
Judy Arthur Teacher
Chris Ciecka Teacher
Nefret Perunko Teacher

Fourth Grade

Name Contact Position
Erin Goldsmith Teacher
Vicky Faron Teacher
Ellisha Willis Teacher

Fifth Grade

Name Contact Position
Denise Rycraft Teacher
Brad Sullivan Teacher
Adam Moran Teacher

Special Education

Name Contact Position
Tammy Adams Special Education
Amanda Wood Special Education
Jackson Scrom Special Education Paraeducator
Dominic Carnobas Special Education Paraeducator
Christina Wengerd Special Education Paraeducator

Building Service Staff

Name Contact Position
William "Bunny"  Butler Building Service Manager
Derrick Smith Building Service Assistant
Matt Lewis Building Service Worker

Cafeteria Staff

Name Contact Position
Laura Breakfield Finishing Kitchen Leader
Mary Wallace Food Services
Linda Scaggs Food Services