Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Martirano has announced the following administrative appointments made by the St. Mary’s County Board of Education at its June meeting.

Zimmerman to Head Fairlead Academy

Wendy Zimmerman was named academic dean of the newly created Fairlead Academy. Zimmerman currently serves as an assistant principal at Great Mills High School.  Her experience also includes being a mentor teacher, a lead teacher for the Small Learning Communities Program and a high school biology teacher. She 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.

Quick Top Gun at GMHS
Contina Quick was named assistant principal at Great Mills High School where she currently serves as a reading teacher.  Quick, who joined the school system in 1995 as a second-grade teacher at George Washington Carver Elementary School in Lexington Park, has also served as a first- and third-grade teacher and a team lead at Greenview Knolls Elementary in Great Mills. Quick holds a Master of Science degree in reading from Towson University, a Master of Science degree in curriculum and instruction from McDaniel College in Westminster, and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C.  

Twigg New Assistant Principal at Spring Ridge
Sean Twigg was named assistant principal at Spring Ridge Middle School in Lexington Park. He currently serves as a social studies teacher and 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.  Twigg earned a Master of Arts degree in history from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  

Beidleman New Assistant Principal at Esperanza

Joel Beidleman was named assistant principal at Esperanza Middle School in Lexington Park.  He will be leaving Ellen Glasgow Middle School in Alexandria, Va., where he currently serves as a mathematics supervisor.  Beidleman’s experience also includes serving as a technology coordinator and mathematics supervisor and a math instructor and department chair at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Temple Hills in Prince George’s County. He holds a Master of Science degree in information systems and computer science from Strayer University in Newington Va. and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va.  

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

All appointments and transfers will be effective Tuesday, July 1.