Nancy Rebecca "Becky" Koontz, 60, of Dataw Island, SC, died Monday, May 19, 2014. Becky was born on April 20, 1954 in Frederick, MD. She is the daughter of Norman R. Koontz and the late Myra Dudderar Koontz. Becky graduated from Walkersville High School in 1972, she received her BSE from the University of Kansas in 1975. She received her MLA from Western Maryland in 1980 and a Certification for Secondary Education and Supervision from the University of Maryland College Park in 1983. From 1977 to 1996 she taught English at Walkersville and Catoctin High Schools. She also served as department chair at CHS. From 1996 to 2005 she was the Assistant Principal at Brunswick and Walkersville High Schools. She was the Principal at Walkersville High School from 2005-2007 and from 2007 until her retirement in 2010 she was the Director of High Schools for Frederick County Public Schools. Surviving in addition to her father, Norman of Dataw Island, SC; are one brother, Bill Koontz, sister-in-law, Carolyn both of Moneta, VA, niece Stephanie and nephew David in addition to numerous other family members and close friends. She is also survived by her husband Edward Pyles from whom she was legally separated. Becky was a lifelong educator who touched many students and fellow educators' lives in many ways. She was also a member of the Frederick, MD Civitan Club. Becky was also a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and godmother as well as friend to many who will miss her dearly. She was generous, loving, compassionate and kind, never hesitating to help those she knew as well as those she didn't. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Friends of Hunting Island Sea Turtle Conservation Project (friends-of-hunting-island-sc.org) or the Community Foundation of Frederick (FrederickCountyGives.org) 312 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD 21703 for the Nancy Rebecca "Becky" Koontz Memorial Education Scholarship.