Millbrook High School Principal Announces Retirement

Millbrook High School Principal Announces Retirement
Posted on 04/24/2018
DecorativeFor Immediate Release
April 24, 2018
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235


Millbrook High School Principal Carolyn Price has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2018. Price started her career with Frederick County Public Schools in 1985. She has served as the principal at Millbrook High School for the past 11 years.

Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “Mrs. Price has served Frederick County Public Schools well for the past 33 years as a teacher and administrator. She has dedicated her career to serving students as well as their families and impacted thousands of lives through her work. We wish her well as she retires at the conclusion of the 2017-18 school year.”

Price has spent her entire career with Frederick County Public Schools. She started as a social studies teacher at James Wood High School in 1985 and after 11 years began working as a school administrator. In August 1996, Price was named the Administrative Assistant to the Principal at James Wood High School. After serving two years in that position, she was named one of the school’s assistant principals. Price transferred to serve as an assistant principal at Millbrook High School when the school opened in 2003 and remained in that position until she was named the school’s interim principal in December 2006 following Principal Joe Swack’s retirement due to health concerns. Price assumed the role of Millbrook High School’s principal in July 2007.

Price says, “My tenure with Frederick County Public Schools has been an enormously grand experience, and I will cherish the memories forever. From my years in the classroom, I learned from masterful mentor teachers and administrators. As an assistant principal, I began to develop a style of leadership and skills I would later adapt in the role as principal. As principal, I have experienced the greatest joys in my profession. Leading a school successfully through the challenges of School Improvement, bringing accolades such as national character recognition and a recent Governor’s School of Distinction are merely some highlights. I have worked for Frederick County Public Schools for over 32 years, and although those were some of the best years of my life, I am looking forward to the next chapter.”

A vacancy announcement will be released in the coming days for the principal’s position at Millbrook High School.