New principals announced for Milford School District

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Laurie Moorman

Rene Diaz

Dr. Jennifer Martin

Dr. Susan Frampton







New faces will sit at the helm of several schools in Milford School District for the 2024-25 school year, the district announced recently. Milford Central Academy and Evelyn I. Morris Early Childhood Center have new principals, Milford High School has a new assistant principal, and the district has announced who will serve as principal of Milford Middle School which is currently undergoing extensive renovations.

Laurie Moorman will begin serving as principal of Morris in the upcoming school year. Moorman has 28 years of education experience and has been with Milford School District for 24 of those years, serving as a teacher, teacher leader, special education coordinator and was most recently the assistant principal Benjamin Banneker Elementary.

Milford Central Academy will have Rene Diaz in its leadership role, coming to the school from Milford Senior High School where he served as assistant principal since 2019. Currently in the final stages of obtaining his doctoral degree in Education Leadership from the University of Delaware, Diaz’ studies focus on recruitment and retention of teachers of color.

“I am enthusiastic to take on my first principalship at Milford Central Academy,” Diaz said. “I hope to bring my experiences to the position and use them both inside and outside the classroom.”

Dr. Jennifer Martin will move into the position vacated by Diaz when she takes on the role of assistant principal at Milford Senior High School. Martin comes to Milford from Caesar Rodney where she served as Supervisor of Data Systems and Student Information. Martin has previous experience as an assistant principal, advocating for partnerships with specialized programs used to support student with special needs. Her advocacy focused on creating less restrictive environments while ensuring that the students who required special services were provided an education that included driven learning objectives and data driven decisions. Before serving in Caesar Rodney, Martin taught in Appoquinimink School District for ten years.

When Milford Middle School completes renovations, scheduled for 2025, Dr. Susan Frampton will step into the principalship. Frampton recently served as the principal at Morris and has more than 20 years of experience in education. Her goal is to lead the district through the reopening and transition to the new facility, one that is considered a cornerstone of the Milford community.

“We feel confident that Dr. Frampton will continue to honor the legacy of the Middle School building while nurturing generations of students and fostering a culture of academic excellence, inclusivity and respect as we move forward,” Trish Gerken, Public Information Officer, said. “Over the next year, Dr. Frampton will be integral to the planning and transition of the new facility serving grades five and six.”

Gerken stated that the district is inspired by the leadership qualities these team members bring to Milford.

“At Milford School District, we believe the foundation of a successful educational journey is built on collaboration between families, staff and students,” Gerken said. “As members of this community, we are committed to maintaining an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered to thrive.”

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