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Administrative Team


Orlena Whatley

I am very excited about the opportunity to partner with each of you this upcoming school year and serve as principal of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School. Throughout this school year we will continue to embrace our commitment to excellence. In all we do, we will focus on providing students with an engaging learning environment in which they can be successful. Our students are destined to excel and I look forward to being a part of their success story.

Before coming to Charles County Public Schools, my professional teaching and educational administrative career has been entirely in Texas. I taught kindergarten, fourth, and fifth grade for nine years. I have also served as an assistant principal for five years and in 2010, I was appointed principal of Versia L. Williams Elementary School.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Houston, and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Texas Wesleyan University. I received my educational leadership and administration certification from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Shellia Soderstrom
Assistant Principal