“Cape Proud” of Mariner math teacher Katie Tingle

Kate TingleKatie Tingle, CHSD graduate, class of 1997 is an amazing example of a Cape graduate and outstanding Cape teacher.

Katie grew up in a four-sibling “sports” family.   Her father still umpires for Rehoboth Little League and holds golfing records at University of Delaware.

When Katie was in high school, her drive and determination kept her laser focused on two things: academic success and athletic success.  Unlike many teenagers, Katie left little time for anything else but studying and sports.  She played three sports throughout high school: volleyball, basketball and softball. In fact, Katie was so good at all three sports, she made the all-state 1st basketball team, the all-state 2nd softball team and the all-state 3rd volleyball team her senior year.

“Cape Proud” of MMS Principal Fred Best

Fred Best

Fred Best, the Principal of Mariner Middle School may not have always known that he would land in his current role, but he certainly was born to be a leader at Cape.

Fred, a 1993 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School spent his youth surrounded by all things Cape.  His father was a longtime employee of CHSD accepting many roles during his tenure with the District.   Young Fred played lacrosse for Cape and loved his academic experience at the school crediting his father as his most positive role model and mentor.

As a young man, Fred thought he would pursue the family business and help run Best Ace Hardware and Best Equipment.   However as time progressed, he realized his love of sports and coaching overpowered his other goals.

Cape Brothers Tres and Brandon Clarke Epitomize #CapeProud

Tres and Brandon ClarkeTres Clarke graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in 2000.  While at Cape, Tres participated in many plays and musical throughout his high school career under the direction of Mrs. King and Mrs. Thompson.  He was selected as a candidate for Governor’s School his junior year and joined the Lacrosse team. He played in Jazz Band all four years thanks to Mr. Eli and was a drum major his senior year.

Tres knew early on that he wanted to be a veterinarian.  He  chose to attend Delaware Valley College and graduated in four years in 2004.  He then attended Ross Veterinary School and earned an additional degree in 2008.

But Tres was not done with his education after obtaining two degrees; he completed North Carolina State University Veterinary Residency for Exotic and Aquatic Animals in 2011.  Following this he worked as a Veterinarian for Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, LA.

Tres currently is employed in his dream position at Sea World in San Diego, California.  A high point for Tres was when the Jurassic Park movie crew came to New Orleans for consultation from Tres.  In turn, Tres had 3 cameo roles in the movie.

“Cape Proud” of Shield’s Teacher of the Year Amanda Archambault

Amanda ArchambaultShield’s Elementary School “Teacher of the Year”, Amanda Archambault’s history with Cape started even before she attended kindergarten at the school in that  she currently teaches.

Both of her parents also grew up here.  Her mother graduated from Rehoboth High School and was a long-time Cape employee at the district office.  Her father graduated from Milton High School and was a business owner in the area, owning and operating the Clifton Barber Shop for 38 years.

Amanda and her two sisters loved Cape and attended Shields Elementary School, Lewes Middle School and then Amanda graduated from Cape High School in 1994.

When Amanda was in school, she clearly recalls Lewes Middle School teacher, Betty Manion.  In fact, Amanda went to college armed with notes from Mrs. Manion’s classes.  With these notes, she was able to achieve success at the college level.

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