RSMS Administration

Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year

August 26, 2013

Dear Parents and Students:

As I write this letter to welcome you to the 2013-2014 school year, I am proud to say I am beginning my 30th year with Cecil County Public Schools and third year at Rising Sun Middle School. I am looking forward to working with all of the students and families in our school to have another very successful year. The commitment of our staff to provide a safe and secure learning environment will be second to none. We are committed to “continuous improvement” and we will work hard to build on our past successes and embrace any challenges.

We have some new staff members that I would like to welcome to our building. Before I do that I am very pleased to have the same administrative team with me for this year. Dr. Dave Hastings is beginning his fourth years as Assistant Principal at Rising Sun Middle School and he has become a fixture in our school community. Our other Assistant Principal has a new last name for this year as she got married late last spring. Mrs. Cynthia Kutsishin is starting her third year at Rising Sun Middle School as assistant principal and I am proud to work with such dedicated professionals.

Please join me in welcoming the following people to the Rising Sun Middle School Staff:

Mrs. Lisa Duszynski - Paraprofessional
Ms. Julie Eller – Social Studies, Grade 7
Ms. Lauren Gasparovic –Foreign Language
Ms. Deena Greenwood – Special Education, Grade 7
Mr. Tom Guns – Paraprofessional
Mrs. Jessica Hackmann – Psychologist
Mr. Bill Jensen – Math, Grade 8
Mrs. Nancy Johnson - Custodian
Ms. Emily Kumpf – Orchestra
Mr. Scott Oshiro – Special Education, Grade 8

We will be sending out newsletters this year via email and these will also be posted on our web page which contains an abundance of valuable information. Our web page can be accessed through the Cecil County Public Schools web page at HTTP:// Thanks to Mr. Burke for maintaining this important communication tool for our families. We will also continue to send messages via the phone using our School Messenger System.

I am looking forward to another most successful school year where we can continue to build on the foundation of excellence that has been established at Rising Sun Middle School. Please feel free to contact me at any time by either email ( or calling the office. Best wishes for a great year!


Rick Edwards
Cynthia Ceela
Dave Hasting
Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal



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