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D. Dusty Blakey, Ed.D.

D. Dusty Blakey, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Bio

D. Dusty Blakey, Ed.D. was named as the Superintendent of the Colonial School District on June 26, 2014. Prior to his appointment as Superintendent, Dr. Blakey served as a Director of Schools for Colonial. His other administrative duties during his 13 year tenure with the district have included Assistant Principal and Deputy Principal at William Penn High School; Principal at Gunning Bedford Middle School; and Director of Personnel. Prior to joining Colonial, Dr. Blakey taught in the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District and was an administrator with the Caesar Rodney School District. Dr. Blakey received his undergraduate degree from Morgan State University; masters degree from the University of Delaware in Educational Leadership, and doctorate in Administration and Public Policy from the University of Delaware.
Lori S. Duerr, Ed.D.

Lori S. Duerr, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent

Bio

Lori S. Duerr, Ed.D. was named Assistant Superintendent of Colonial School District in January 2015. Dr. Duerr joined Colonial in 2010, overseeing School Improvement and later in the Office of Innovation and Performance Management, where she oversaw the implementation of the district strategic plan, district and school accountability, Race to the Top, Professional Learning Communities, Comprehensive Induction Program, 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Grading, Language Immersion, and Business Partnerships. Prior to joining the Colonial School District, Dr. Duerr spent eight years working for the Delaware Department of Education in various offices, including Title I, School Improvement, Curriculum, and Special Education. Dr. Duerr has been in the field of education for thirty-two years as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. Dr. Duerr received her undergraduate and masters degrees from West Virginia University and her doctorate degree in Education Leadership from Wilmington University.
Franklin D. (Bud) Read, Ed.D.

Franklin D. (Bud) Read, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent

Bio

Franklin D. (Bud) Read, Ed.D. was named the Assistant Superintendent of the Colonial School District in 2016. Dr. Read joined Colonial’s administrative team in 2002, serving first as the Supervisor of Academics and most recently as Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to becoming an administrator, Dr. Read entered education as a social studies teacher in 1977 in the former Newark School District and came to Colonial in 1982, where he has worked in all of our middle schools and William Penn High School. Dr. Read received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Delaware; Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of the Delaware; and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University.

Superintendent’s Office

Superintendent
Dolan (Dusty) Blakey, Ed.D.
(302) 323-2710

Assistant Superintendent
Lori Duerr, Ed.D.
(302) 323-2726

Assistant Superintendent
Franklin Read, Ed.D.
(302) 323-2726

Public Information Officer
Lauren Wilson
(302) 323-2753

Strategic Marketing Officer
Gabriel Phillips
(302) 323-2700

Administrative Office Specialist
Marybeth Russell
(302) 323-2710

Administrative Specialist
Hermine John
(302) 323-2705

Secretary/Choice
Angela Ferrante
(302) 323-2873

Receptionist
Barbara Brokaw
(302) 323-2700

Visiting Teachers
Samuel Anderson
Edward Stephan

Division of Schools
Information on all the schools

Director
Jeffrey Menzer
(302) 323-2716

Director
Peter Leida
(302) 323-2716

Secretary
Maureen Leary
(302) 323-2716

Division of Human Resources
Information on job applications, availability

Director
Elizabeth Fleetwood
(302) 323-2712

Specialist
Anne Wheeler
(302) 323-2712

Secretaries
Rebecca Stilwell

Mary Jo Lemon

Jeanne Campbell
(302) 323-2712

Leave Coordinator
Debbie Ide
323-2715

PHRST/Payroll & Benefits
Deldra Gregory-Colvin
(302) 323-2732

Division of Curriculum and Instruction
Information on curriculum, assessment and professional development

Director
Sherrie Clark
(302) 323-2727

Supervisor – Math
Crystal Lancour,Ed.D.
(302) 323-2728

Supervisor –Social Studies, Science, Visual Arts, Health/Physical Education, Title 1, Advanced Placement/Gifted and Talented
Nicholas Baker, Ed.D.
(302) 323-2728

Supervisor – Instructional Technology
Tom Gavin

Specialist – English/Language Arts
Katie Gutowski

Specialist – Data, Assessment & Accountability
Hope Moffett

Secretaries
Diana Charles
(302) 323-2726

Cynthia Kulhanek
(302) 323-2727

Patricia Shelton
(302) 323-2728

Student Services

Director
Jon Cooper Ed.D
(302) 323-2872

Specialist
Nicole Markey
(302) 323-2718

Secretary
Mary Ann Nelson
(302) 323-2872

Technology

IT Supervisor
Philip Smallwood
302-323-2854

Pupil Accounting Coordinator
Erin Rosen
302-323-2854

Division of Business
Information on finance, taxes, purchasing and technology

Chief Financial Officer
Emily Falcon
(302) 323-2729

Financial Specialist
Brian Reynolds
(302) 323-2818

Secretary
Carol White
(302) 323-2729

FSF/Accounts Payable
Cindy Miller
Leslie Papanicolas
Krystin Bowen
(302) 323-2738

Valerie Shinn
(302)-323-2734

Douglas Smythe
(302) 323-2729

Division of Operations
Information on building operations, nutrition services and transportation

Director
Karen Gilbert
(302) 323-2719

Secretaries
Lisa Amoroso
(302) 323-2743

Patsy Schiller
(302) 323-2719

Facilities and Maintenance

Maintenance Specialist
Richard Bryson
(302) 429-4016

Operations Manager
Dave Evans Jr.
(302) 323-2746

Nutrition Services
Information on school meals

Supervisor
Paula Angelucci
(302) 323-2743

Nutrition Specialist
Amanda Coen, RD, SNS
(302) 323-2743

Specialist
Scott Schuster
(302) 323-2743

Operations Manager
Tammy Roop
(302) 323-2743

Operations Coordinator
Renee Elliott
(p) 302-323-2743

Secretary
Laura Nichols
(302) 323-2743

Transportation
Information on school bus routes and schedules

Supervisor
Paul Stafford
302-323-2851

Specialist
Cesalie Miller

Secretary
Karen Cephas

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