Editors' Pick

Biggest Loss for the Community

Principal Michael Doran

It became clear that Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran had touched the hearts of his students when so many of them took to social media to post remembrances after his unexpected death in August. A native of Ireland, Doran, 64, had served as principal of  the Rockville school for 12 years. He was remembered as a caring administrator with an affable nature and witty sense of humor, a man who was able to connect with his students through his boundless energy. “I can’t sum up everything you’ve done for us in the Wootton community in one tweet, so I’ll just say thank you for everything,” Mason Schalk wrote on Twitter shortly after Doran’s death.