The following individuals have been nominated by their districts and the Delaware Charter School Network to represent their school communities in the Delaware Behavioral Health Professional of the Year (BHPOY) program. The state program will choose one person annually to serve as Delaware’s BHPOY. DDOE is excited to recognize these outstanding professionals whose work is vital to students’ success.

Appoquinimink School District

No selection for 2022

Brandywine School District

Sheila Pickering
Forwood Elementary School, School Nurse

Caesar Rodney School District

Maria Romanko
Caesar Rodney High School, School Psychologist


Cape Henlopen School District

Felicia Kaas

Shields Elementary School, School Psychologist

Capital School District

Andrew Royer

Capital Early Childhood Program, School Psychologist

Christina School District

Michelle Cain

Christiana High School, School Psychologist


Colonial School District

Devon D. Stockton

George Read Middle School, School Therapist

Delaware Charter School Network

Debbie Holstein

ASPIRA Academy, School Nurse

Delmar School District

Ilah Preston

Delmar Middle School, School Counselor


Indian River School District

Amy Goodhue

Long Neck Elementary School, Clinical Counselor

Lake Forest School District

Jana Jarrell

North Elementary School, School Nurse

Laurel School District

Catina Goff

Laurel High School, School Counselor


Milford School District

Rosa DiPiazza

Mispillion Elementary School, School Psychologist

New Castle County Vo-Tech School District

Tenika Jean-Paul

St. Georges Technical High School, School Psychologist

Polytech School District

Peggy McKibbin

Polytech High School, School Nurse


Red Clay Consolidated School District

Eric Pizzini

Cab Calloway School of the Arts, School Psychologist

Seaford School District

Jordan Forston

West Seaford Elementary School, School Counselor

Smyrna School District

Toni Hendricks

John Bassett Moore Intermediate School, School Counselor


Sussex Technical School District

Michael Firch

Sussex Technical High School, School Counselor

Woodbridge School District

Dawn Ellis

Woodbridge High School, School Nurse