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Hodgson's Principal 

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Dr. Christine Colihan, Principal


(Dr. Colihan supervises the Assistant Principals, English Language Arts, the Instructional Leadership Team, Mathematics, Professional Learning, and Social Studies and oversees all school operations)


I am proud to be the principal at Hodgson Vocational Technical High School, leading our Silver Eagles team!
Hodgson Vo-Tech has a rich history of career and technical success and academic achievement. Our students are fortunate to have talented, dedicated and caring faculty members who are committed to helping every student succeed. Our mission is to provide students with the academic and career experiences in a diverse and equitable environment to ensure that they are College and Career Ready.
I became principal in July 2020, but I have served in our school district since 2002 as a teacher or an assistant principal at three of our four New Castle County Vo-Tech high schools. I began as a social studies teacher at Delcastle after teaching three years in the Colonial School District. During my eight years at Delcastle, I served as the social studies department chair, an assistant field hockey coach, and a Future Educators of America advisor. I was then named an assistant principal at St. Georges in 2010, where I served for three years before coming to Hodgson as an assistant principal in 2013.
I completed my undergraduate work at Frostburg State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education. I received my Masters in Instruction: Teaching and Learning from Wilmington College, and completed my Doctoral degree in School Leadership at the University of Delaware.
Every day I treasure working with our amazing Silver Eagle students and staff in all aspects of the rich and meaningful high school experience.

Contact information:

Email –  [email protected]

Phone – 302-834-0100

Updated - June 2023

Hodgson's Assistant Principals 


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Rahsheem "Rocky" Hollis, Assistant Principal


(Mr. Hollis supervises Attendance, Crisis Response, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, Driver Education, Health/Physical Education, Student Management, and Science)


Rahsheem "Rocky" Hollis joined the New Castle County Vo-Tech Family in 2006 as Student Advisor at Delcastle Technical High School.  Before that, he served in various educator roles - as Student Advisor/Dean of Students at Christiana High School, teacher and Assistant Principal at a Philadelphia Charter School, and middle school English teacher in the Colonial School District (George Read Middle School).  He received his Bachelor's degree from Cheyney University in Elementary Education and two Master's degrees from Wilmington University in School Leadership and Applied Technology in Education.


Rahsheem Hollis is a compassionate leader who strives to build relevant and impactful relationships that promote positive change, encouraging, and motivating student success.


Contact information:

Email –  [email protected]

Phone – 302-834-8531


Updated - June 2023



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Michael Paoli, Assistant Principal


(Mr. Paoli supervises Athletics, Career and Technical Education, Co-op, Facilities, and Technology)


"The Hodgson experience provides the education, training, and workforce development needed to promote student success in the workplace and in post-secondary education."


Mr. Paoli completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware and began his teaching career in the NCCVT School District.  During this time, he completed his M.Ed. in School Leadership from Wilmington University.  In 2011, Mr. Paoli was hired at Hodgson Vocational Technical High School as a Cosmetology instructor.  Since then, he has served on several leadership committees both inside and outside of NCCVT.


Contact information:

Email –  [email protected]

Phone – 302-834-0990


Updated - June 2023



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Celeste Sosa, Assistant Principal


(Ms. Sosa supervises Assessments, ELL Services, Guidance Department, MTSS & Social-Emotional Learning, Special Education, and Spanish)



Ms. Sosa brings two decades of experience to Hodgson Vo-Tech.  She most recently served as the Elementary Leader of The Bayard School in the Christina School District and was an elementary and middle school administrator in Christina for ten years. Prior to entering administration, Ms. Sosa was a middle school ELA Inclusion teacher and the Special Education Instructional Coach for secondary schools.  A Harlem native, Ms. Sosa earned her undergraduate degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, and a master's degree from the University of Delaware. She considers herself an advocate of children and students.


Contact information:

Email – [email protected]

Phone – 302-834-0924


Updated -  June 2023