B-CC Principal Dr. Mooney Out on Medical Leave


Katherine Jones, News Section Director

On March 24th, a community message written by MCPS Central Office, was sent to the public stating Dr. Mooney would be on “extended leave”. The message also explained that “Ms. Vickie Adamson, the current assistant principal, will serve as acting principal”. This message left a large gap for many staff, students, and parents in the B-CC community.

Lyric Winik, PTSA President, explains, “The desire and goal of MCPS leadership in Central Office to respect and protect Dr Mooney’s privacy unfortunately led to what I’d call an in-artfully worded community message. Many people reading it found it upsetting and concerning.”

Later on that day at an optional staff meeting, it was made clear to staff present that Mooney is on medical leave. Dr. Mooney’s automatic email reply confirms this: “I [Dr. Mooney] am currently on medical leave.” The remaining community still was not informed of the manner of Mooney’s leave.

Rumors aside, the B-CC community sends Dr. Mooney our best wishes and are looking forward to seeing him back in the building.