Heath Chasanov has served as the Superintendent of the Woodbridge School District since August, 2012. Previously he was the Assistant Superintendent of the District beginning in August, 2003. Heath has been very active with Delaware professional organizations. He has served as President of the Delaware Association of State Personnel Directors (DASPA) as well as the Delaware Association of School Administrators (DASA). For the 2017-18 school year, Heath will be the President of the Chief School Officers Association. He has served on a variety of statewide committees including the Professional Standards Board (PSB), the Academic Framework Working Group (AFWG), the Vision Coalition Leadership Team, REL Mid-Atlantic Governing Board, the Education Funding Improvement Commission, the Financial Literacy Task Force, the Youth Re-entry Education Task Force, the Delaware Teacher Hiring Task Force and the School District Finance Work Group. Prior to his current position at Woodbridge, Heath served as the Administrative Assistant, Admissions/Federal Programs Director, and Business Education Teacher for the POLYTECH School District. He also was previously a Business Manager for the Laurel School District. His undergraduate and graduate degrees are from the University of Delaware. He is currently enrolled in the UD doctoral program for Educational Leadership. Heath is a 1987 graduate of Woodbridge High School.
Heath is married to his high school sweetheart, Caryn Brown Chasanov (Woodbridge ’88). They have three children together: Carleigh, Conner and Carter.
Derek V. Prillaman
302-337-7990, Ext. 202
Derek Prillaman was appointed the Assistant Superintendent on July 1, 2017. Prior to Derek’s arrival to the Woodbridge School District, he held educational titles at various instructional levels in the Smyrna School District and the Caesar Rodney School District. Such roles included high school teacher and coach, high school assistant principal, middle school assistant principal, intermediate school principal, middle school principal, supervisor of curriculum and instruction and assistant to the superintendent.
Derek earned his undergraduate degree from West Chester University in 1992 and his Master’s Degree from Wilmington University in 1998.
Throughout Derek’s 25 year career as an educator, he has also been an active member in the community serving as a youth recreational coach for many clubs and organizations. Derek and his wife, Sandy, are the proud parents of four daughters: Taylor, Alexis, Haley and Jessie.
Dr. Donna Hall
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
302-337-7990, Ext. 204
Dr. Donna Hall has served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Woodbridge School District since November, 2011. As part of Dr. Hall’s duties, she is responsible for maintaining updated and aligned curriculum resources for all content area teachers to utilize with Pre-K through grade 12 students. She is also responsible for planning and providing professional development and teacher training throughout the school year. Other areas of responsibility include the oversight of curriculum work of four other content area instructional specialists in ELA, Math, Science, and Technology and two PLC Leads -RTI Coordinators. Donna’s work area includes being in charge of School Improvement Planning, RTI Programs (Response to Intervention), District-wide PLC’s, Comprehensive Induction Program for new teachers, Title 1, Title II, Perkins/CTE (Career and Technical) Programs, and Professional Development through coordination in the Consolidated Grant process. One large area of responsibility has been to manage the Race to the Top Grant and district-wide RTTT initiatives. These initiatives have encompassed school and District-wide activities on academics, utilizing data, staff recruitment, professional development and parent and community involvement.
Prior to her current position in WSD, Donna worked in the Milford School District as a Supervisor of Academics and Instruction as well as a Principal and an Assistant Principal. She was previously a High School Biology and Chemistry Teacher in the Indian River School District. Donna has her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland College Park, Master’s degree from Salisbury State University. She received her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University.
Dr. Kevin Long
Supervisor of Administrative Services
302-337-7990, Ext. 203
Dr. Kevin Long was appointed Supervisor of Administrative Services on December 4th, 2017. Prior to Kevin’s arrival to the Woodbridge School District, he held various positions in the Polytech, Caesar Rodney and Sussex Technical School Districts. Such roles included high school teacher and coach, Social Studies department chair, and high school assistant principal.
As part of Kevin’s duties, he is in charge of transportation, testing coordinator, Social Studies Curriculum and school profiles. He has his undergraduate degree from Delaware State University. Kevin received his Master’s degree and his Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Wilmington University.
Supervisor of Student Services
302-337-7990, Ext. 205
Elyse Baerga embarked on her journey as Supervisor of Student Services for Woodbridge School District on July 1, 2018. Before her time in Woodbridge, Elyse served as a Principal and Assistant Principal in Smyrna School District. In addition to her administrative experience, Mrs. Baerga has taught in various educational settings in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Elyse received her undergraduate degree from Temple University in 2000 and a Master’s Degree from Wilmington University in 2006.
Elyse Baerga’s passion for children and her community has inspired her to take on many leadership roles not only within her school district but also in the community. She has served on the Executive Boards of the Smyrna/Clayton Boys and Girls Club and the Police Athletic League since 2010. Elyse also prides herself on her heritage as one of the few hispanic administrators in the area and an undeniable asset as an interpreter and liaison for hispanic families in the community. In addition to these roles, she has worked with many other clubs and organizations in the area to help benefit local students and families. When she is not working to advance other families, she is tending to her own. She has been married for over 20 years and has three beautiful children; Michael, Jordan, and Jacob.