Special Education


Becky Shipe

Special Education, 8th Grade

Becky began teaching in 1991 and has an Elementary Education degree from Salisbury University. She has taught in Worcester County for twenty five years, most of which have been at SHMS. Mrs. Shipe has three sons, Michael, Greg, and Zach Geesaman. She enjoys spending time with them, going to the beach, and reading.


Cara Kurtz

Special Education, 7th Grade

Cara is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has her BS in Early Childhood Education from California University of Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Reading Specialty from Salisbury University.   She has been teaching since 2007. In her spare time, Mrs. Kurtz enjoys reading, running, and shopping. She loves to spend time with her family and her dog.


Kara Casale

Special Education, 6th grade

Kara has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. She also earned as Master's Degree from Towson University as a Reading Specialist and is certified in Special Education. Mrs. Casale moved to Worcester County from Calvert County, MD this past summer. She loves cheering for the Redskins, Orioles and Nationals. She also enjoys spending time with her family at Assateague and on the boardwalk. Ms. Kitchen and her fiancé are busy planning a wedding for January 2016!


Jennifer Johnson

Special Education Teacher, 4th & 5th Grade

Jennifer Johnson grew up in Ocean City and graduated from Stephen Decatur High School. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Salisbury University and her Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Wilmington College. While most of her career has been spent teaching sixth grade English Language Arts, she has also taught fifth grade and special education. Mrs. Johnson lives in Snow Hill with her husband and two sons.


Susan Sterling

Special Education Teacher

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