Personnel Changes At St. Mary's Public Schools - Southern Maryland Headline News

Personnel Changes At St. Mary's Public Schools


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 18, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Board of Education announced several administrative appointments made at its meeting of June 13.

The Board appointed Ms. Wendy Zimmerman to the position of academic dean of the newly created Fairlead Academy. Ms. Zimmerman currently serves as an assistant principal at Great Mills High School. Her experience also includes serving as a mentor teacher, lead teacher for the Small Learning Communities program, and a high school biology teacher. Ms. Zimmerman earned a Master of Science degree in human resources development with an emphasis in administration and supervision from Towson University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education biology from Millersville University in Millersville, Pa.

The Board also appointed Ms. Contina Quick to the position of assistant principal at Great Mills High School where she currently serves as a reading teacher. Ms. Quick, who joined the school system in 1995 as a second grade teacher at George Washington Carver Elementary School, has also served as a first and third grade teacher and a team lead at Greenview Knolls Elementary. Ms. Quick holds a Master of Science degree in reading from Towson University, a Master of Science degree in curriculum and instruction from McDaniel College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC.

Mr. Sean Twigg was named assistant principal at Spring Ridge Middle School. Mr. Twigg currently serves as a social studies teacher/department chair at Great Mills High School where he has taught Advanced Placement history, U.S. government and politics, global diplomacy, world history, and U.S. history since joining the school system in 1994. He earned a Master of Arts degree in history from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The Board appointed Mr. Joel Beidleman to the position of assistant principal at Esperanza Middle School. Mr. Beidleman joins the school system from Ellen Glasgow Middle School in Alexandria, VA, where he currently serves as a mathematics supervisor. His experience also includes serving as a technology coordinator/mathematics supervisor and a math instructor/department chair at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in the Prince George's County Public School system. Mr. Beidleman holds a Master of Science degree in information systems/computer science from Strayer University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Virginia Union University.

In addition to these appointments, Mr. Kevin McCarthy, current assistant principal at Chopticon High School, will transfer to the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in the same capacity.

The appointments and the transfer become effective July 1, 2008.

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