Sundai M. Riggins has been named principal of Monarch Academy Baltimore Campus, a public charter school sponsored by The Children’s Guild to serve students citywide. The coeducational school will open this fall. Riggins previously was assistant principal at Brightwood Education Campus in the District of Columbia Public School System. She has served as English Department chair at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg; as a ninth-grade English teacher at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C.; and as a language arts and mathematics teacher at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School in Takoma Park. Riggins also has worked as program director and summer camp director of the Community Preservation and Development Corp., in Washington, D.C. She received the High School Principals Association Teacher of the Year Award in 2007. Riggins has a master’s degree in education administration from Trinity University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. in English and journalism from the University of Maryland.
The Y of Central Maryland recently honored two Anne Arundel County Community Advisory Board members. Jim Chambers received the Instrumental in Supporting Positive Change for a Stronger Y Future Award. He is a managing partner of Conundrum Capital Partners, and a partner in the Vision Ace Hardware chain. Chambers spent 20 years in management positions at Conoco, Corning, and Quest Diagnostics. He is on the board of trustees at Dickinson College and is treasurer of the board of trustees of Western Reserve Academy. Robert Kavetsky received the Geraldine Young Distinguished Service to Youth Award. Kavetsky is president and executive director of the Energetics Technology Center. He previously was director of the National Defense Education Program at DDR&E. Kavetsky is the principal author of “From Science to Seapower,” and a co-author of “Training in Virtual Environments” and “Energetics Science and Technology in China.”
The Fort Meade Alliance, of Hanover, has re-elected seven directors and added five new directors to its board. Re-elected were: Robert Hannon, of Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.; Matthew Norris, of Axom Technologies; Elizabeth Rendon-Sherman, of LG-TEK; Gina Stewart, of Merritt Construction; Steve Tiller, of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston; Mitch Weber, of Hefner and Weber; and Deon Viergutz, of Lockheed Martin. New members: Debra Lilley, of Science Applications International Corp.; Andrew Meyer, of Anne Arundel Community College; Patrick O’Shea, of the University Of Maryland; Joseph Pacileo, of ManTech International Corp.; and Joseph Samek, of Wilhelm Commercial Builders. The alliance is a nonprofit independent community membership organization created to support Fort George G. Meade, its 95 government agencies and organizations, and surrounding areas as an economic asset, and to promote the well-being of the region.
Dana Dorsheimer has been hired as a junior associate by Warschawski, of Baltimore. Dorsheimer previously was an assistant account executive at TBC Inc, an advertising agency in Baltimore, after participating in Warschawski’s Assistant Associate program.
Crystal Frey has been named vice president of human resources by Continental Realty Corp., of Baltimore. Frey had worked for Marcor Environmental for over 20 years, including the past 16 as head of its human resources department. She has a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. Frey holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources designation from the Society for Human Resource Management and is a Certified Compensation Professional.