SPRING MILLS — The Berkeley County Board of Education approved a pair of principals to fill open spots during Monday night’s board of education meeting.
Mark Salifa will be the principal at Spring Mills starting July 1, as current Principal Jason Kamlowsky moves to a position at the central office, and Cari Rosen will take the helm at Eagle School Intermediate following the departure of Dirk Webb for a position in another county.
Salfia has been in Berkeley County Schools intermittently since 2004 when he served as a social studies teacher at Musselman High. He held that position until 2013, and following that, Salfia served on the Berkeley County OLWEUS Committee (2014-2016), Berkeley County Project Aware team (2016-2017), Spring Mills High Leadership Committee (2013-2017) and as the chair of the Spring Mills High social studies department (2013-2017).
Salfia began his administrative career in 2018 when he was an assistant principal at Shepherdstown Middle School, before returning to Berkeley County in the fall of that year to be an assistant principal at Spring Mills Middle. He remained there until the summer of 2019, moving to the high school to be an assistant principal. He also has served as the Cardinals’ athletic director and director of facilities since July 2021.
Salfia has extensive experience in many aspects of education and leadership, including recently managing attendance, discipline and pupil services for all four grades at the high school; developing the policies and procedures for all turning, retaining and correction actions at the high school and implementing academic check-in coaches for all student-athletes, a community service project for all student-athletes and a college scholarship from all athletic programs at the high school.
Salfia graduated from Alderson-Broaddus in 2003 with his bachelor’s degree in secondary education/social studies. He also obtained his master’s degree in education from Fairmont State in 2006 and his educational leadership certificate from Salem International in 2017.
Rosen, too, has been with Berkeley County Schools prior to her current service.
She was a long-term substitute at Berkeley Heights Elementary from January 1998-June 1999 and took a permanent position at Opequon Elementary, which she held until June 1999. From there, Rosen taught at the elementary level in Loudoun County Schools until 2004. She opened her own business in Shepherdstown, which she operated for 10 years, before returning to education as a year-long substitute at Shepherdstown Elementary from 2015-2016.
Rosen returned to Berkeley County as a teaching-learning disabilities program intervention specialist at Eagle School from 2016-2018. She’s remained at the school since, becoming an assistant principal in 2018 and interim principal in February of 2022.