Special Education


Becky Shipe

Special Education, 7th & 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

High Roads

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

Mrs. Casale earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. She also earned a Master's Degree from Towson University as a Reading Specialist and is certified in Special Education. She has spent her time as a second grade teacher (7 years), special education teacher (11 years), and Dean of Students (1 year). Mrs. Casale lives in Berlin with her husband and "bonus"-daughter. In her extra time, she enjoys camping, going to the beach, reading,  and weekend trips making memories with her family. She also loves watching football and baseball. Go Nats! Go Redskins! 


Susan Sterling

Special Education Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades

Susan received her B.S in Biological Sciences from UMES and her Master's of Education in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. This is her first year teaching at Snow Hill Middle School. She previously worked at Cedar Chapel Special School.  Susan believes in  building positive relationships with her students to foster a love of learning! When not at school, Susan loves to spend time at the beach!  She is married with two sons who are active in sports, so you will often find Susan cheering from the sidelines!

Greta Weber

Special Education Teacher, 4th Grade
Todd Appel 

Special Education Teacher, 5th Grade
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