Erin Gannon named assistant principal at Sussex Consortium

Increased enrollment qualifies school for additional administrator
October 3, 2022

With increased enrollment qualifying the school for an additional administrator, district literary specialist Erin Gannon has been promoted to assistant principal at Sussex Consortium.

In this role, which she begins Monday, Oct. 10, Gannon will have oversight of portions of the preschool and elementary areas at the Consortium, and of Consortium areas at Rehoboth Elementary. 

“I am excited to be part of the team,” she said. “I’ll be one of seven [administrators], so I’m excited to learn from them and, hopefully, I’ll bring a new perspective to their team.”

She said she will help teachers adapt lessons and experiment with different routines to help meet students' needs and keep engagement high for both students and teachers.

“I had worked with the Sussex Consortium as a literary specialist,” she said. “I’m excited, and I feel I have a lot of expertise to share. With a strong knowledge of the curriculum, I feel I will be able to help the students at the Sussex Consortium.”

Gannon joined the district in 2014 as a reading specialist at Shields Elementary, roles she had previously held in the Milford and Caesar Rodney school districts. 

In 2019, she said she returned to the classroom as a fifth-grade teacher at Shields to see how the American Reading Company curriculum worked on a daily basis with students. In 2021, she was named a district-wide literacy specialist. 

As literacy specialist, Gannon focused on professional development for teachers in all five district elementary schools, worked with building principals, and helped coach new teachers. 

By developing relationships with all elementary principals and observing the dynamic of each building, she said she was able to learn different ways of presenting information to diverse student populations with varying needs.

Gannon recently finished work toward her national board certification and is now working toward her doctorate in educational leadership at the district level at Wilmington University. 

She holds an administrative certification, a reading specialist certification, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Wilmington University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from West Chester University.

Gannon and her husband Garrett live in Milton with their three sons, Tripp, a Cape High freshman, and twins Briggs and Finn, Lewes Elementary fifth-graders, who keep the family busy with their involvement in football, wrestling and baseball.


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