During his four-year tenure at Westside Intermediate, the school earned several recognitions and accomplishments. In 2013, Westside Intermediate was named an EGATE School, Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education School which allows for 5 years of recognition until renewal. The school was recognized in 2014 with a Maryland Senate Resolution. In 2014, Mrs. Bonenberger’s 3rd grade class received the ARC of Maryland Award. The school received a Maryland House of Delegates Resolution, a Maryland General Assembly Official Citation, and a State of Maryland Proclamation for “Together We Are Better: Celebrating Diversity,” a competition that promotes respect, anti-bullying, and inclusion of students with and without disabilities. The school was a Fuel Up to Play 60 Touchdown School since 2013, a Let’s Move Active School since 2014, and was a PBIS Maryland Recognition School, achieving Gold for the last 4 years. Westside was named School of the Year for 2014 – 2015 and 2015 – 2016 by the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University. Westside Intermediate also saw an increase in the National School Breakfast Program and an increase in Destination Imagination involvement.
During his career in Wicomico County, Mr. Miller has been recognized for his outstanding leadership in the Annual Math 24 Game Tournament, the Code of Conduct Revision Committee, the Consistent Attire Program (CAP), and multiple Professional Development sessions and initiatives focused on student achievement in the areas of mathematics and reading. Among his many accomplishments was organizing a multi-cultural community event to bring Ravens NFL Offensive Tackle, Michael Oher, to Prince Street School in February 2012.
Jason began his career in Wicomico Schools as a teacher in July 2003 at Pinehurst Elementary School. He moved on to the role of a Mathematics Professional Development Coach working at Delmar and West Salisbury Elementary schools assisting new teachers and delivering hands-on professional development through modeling and co-teaching. He was interim assistant principal at Delmar Elementary and served as assistant principal at Delmar Elementary and Westside Intermediate prior to moving to Prince Street Elementary School in 2011. He served as principal of Westside Intermediate School from 2012 – 2016. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor for Salisbury University.
Jason Miller was born and raised in Salisbury, MD. He attended Wicomico County Public Schools, graduating from Parkside High School, and furthered his education at Salisbury University. There he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education graduating Summa Cum Laude and a Master of Education Degree in Public School Administration.
Mr. Miller returned to Prince Street in July 2016. During his first year, the school was awarded the PBIS Gold Award for 9 years straight. The school was also recognized as a National Let’s Move Active School and a Maryland Center for Character Education School of the Year. Mr. Miller looks forward to continuing the surge of excellence in taking Prince Street from Good to GREAT! He is looking forward to continuing to work with the students, parents and guardians, staff and community.
Updated: Sep 12 2017
This year marks Ms. Ellis’ 19th year as an educator. She is a graduate of Salisbury University with her BS in Elementary Education. She taught for 6 years at East Salisbury Elementary, and was the school’s Teacher of the Year in her final year there. From East, Ms. Ellis came to Prince Street Elementary 13 years ago as the School Counselor. She earned her Master’s in School Counseling from Wilmington College. She proudly represented our county as the Maryland Counselor of the Year in 2008. Ms. Ellis went back to Wilmington University to complete the needed courses to become certified as an Administrator I. Once her course work was completed, Ms. Ellis went from the Dean of Students at Prince Street to being the Assistant Principal here. This is her sixth year as the Assistant Principal. In addition to her administrative duties, Ms. Ellis coordinates The Prince Street and Above and Beyond Step Teams, our Nothin’ but Net program, The Daddy Daughter Dances and Operation S.P.E.A.K. Ms. Ellis loves spending time with her daughter, TeAna, who is an education research assistant at The University of MD College Park. Her ultimate joy is helping to inspire all children to be their best!
Updated: Sep 10 2017
Mr. Collins is in his first year as Dean of Students at Prince Street Elementary. His career began in Somerset County where he taught Elementary, Middle and High School at one time or another. He also served as Principal for five years in that county. He served as Teaching Vice Principal at the Lower Shore DRILL Academy, Vice Principal at James M. Bennett High School, Chipman Elementary, Delmar Elementary and North Salisbury Elementary Schools before coming to Prince Street Elementary. He believes in team work, with everyone being responsible for the success of all students.
Updated: Sep 11 2017