Lord Baltimore Elementary School is close to finishing a school year that has seen much administrative job-hopping. The school now has a new assistant principal in Woody Long, who is finishing the school year in place of Gary Brittingham.
Brittingham stepped out of retirement in January to guide the school when the principal and assistant principal were removed and transferred to other buildings. He remained at the school as de-facto acting vice principal after Ann Marie Lugullo moved up from that temporary assignment to become the new principal at LB.
But Brittingham reached the number of hours he may work in addition to collecting a State pension (after decades as a district educator, principal and assistant superintendent).
Long is also retired, having left the district in 2008 after about 26 years of work. He taught at Sussex Central High School before serving as assistant principal at Sussex Central Middle School, which later became Millsboro Middle School. Long also coached SCHS’s baseball team to the state championship in 1989.
“He’s a good educator … and he’s got a ton of experience,” said David Maull, Indian River School District spokesperson.
Long will finish the school year as vice principal, and the IRSD will hire a permanent replacement, who will begin that job July 1.