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New principal assigned to Blake High School –

by Terri Hogan

Senior Staff Writer

Robert Sinclair Jr. is the new principal of James Hubert Blake High School.

The Montgomery County Board of Education made the appointment at its July 31 meeting.

“I am honored to serve as the third principal of James Hubert Blake High School in its 20-year history,” Sinclair said. “In its short history, Blake has earned a reputation as a school with a strong academic program, a positive environment and an engaged community.”

He added, “I am looking forward to working with the students, staff and community to build on the many established traditions and practices at Blake High School as we explore innovative ways of providing each of our students with engaging and demanding learning experiences.”

Since 2014, Sinclair has served as the principal of John Poole Middle School in Poolesville.

Previously, he was the assistant principal and principal at Redland Middle School in Derwood.

Sinclair has worked for Montgomery County Public Schools since 1998. He was a classroom teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Glenmont and Northwest High School in Germantown, a math resource teacher and eighth grade team leader at Redland Middle School, and a student support specialist at Ridgeview Middle School in Gaithersburg.

Christopher Berry, who served as Blake’s principal for the past seven years, recently announced his retirement from Montgomery County Public Schools. He has accepted an administrative position with Frederick County Public Schools.

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