RJSHS Principals

Meet the
Riverview Junior Senior 
High School Principals

Mr. Eric Hewitt
Principal 

Mr. Hewitt earned his Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Saint Vincent College. Additionally, Mr. Hewitt earned his K-12 Principal’s Certificate, along with additional coursework in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified to teach grade 7-12 social studies in both Maryland and Pennsylvania and is currently completing his Superintendent’s Eligibility certification at California University of Pennsylvania.

Before being appointed as the Junior-Senior High School Principal, he served Riverview as the Junior-Senior High School Assistant Principal.  Prior to that, he served the District as the 8th grade Team Leader and Social Studies teacher. Before coming to Riverview, he taught History at Burrell High School, Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD, and Eugene Burroughs Middle School in Accokeek, MD.  Additionally, Mr. Hewitt has extensive experience in the field of educational technology, being a Fellow of the Maryland Technology Academy, a Keystone Technology Integrator, Webmaster, and Staff Trainer. He is leading the charge at Riverview in his leadership of creating exciting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics), cyber, and blended course options for Junior Senior High School students.

Above all, Mr. Hewitt is a tireless advocate for children. He leads with the firm belief that not only can every child learn, but it is every educator’s job to create the opportunities so that every student is growing and learning. It is this mindset that led him out of the classroom and into administration.  

Mr. Hewitt grew up in the region, graduating from Highlands Senior High School. He enjoys fly-fishing, hunting, hiking, and spending time outdoors. When not at school, you will find him with his wife and four children.     

Mr. Hewitt joined the Administrative team in 2014.

 

 
Dr. Neil English
Instructional Principal

Dr. English received his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Professional Certificate in Administration from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut (CT). He received his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh and has completed his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility through the University as well. He is an experienced administrator. He worked for two years as a Central Office Administrator at Moon Area School District serving as the Director of Guidance, School Counseling, and Gifted Education. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Principal of an award-winning middle school in Killingworth, CT. He is trained in the foundations of reading through the Yale Haskin’s Group in CT and as a Reading and Writing Workshop Coach through Columbia University’s Teacher’s College.  

Dr. English taught middle and high school mathematics as well as middle school science. He served as a residential counselor at The Grove School in Madison, CT, where he supervised and taught students with autism and other profound social and emotional challenges. He also worked as an adjunct professor, teaching Algebra at Goodwin College in Hamden, CT. In addition to teaching, Dr. English has a vast coaching background, coaching middle and high school boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball. He was employed by the Semester at Sea Institute for Shipboard Education as a Resident Director, where he coordinated and managed college-aged students and shipboard activities in many parts of the world. After graduating college, Dr. English spent a year volunteering for the Americorps in the Southeastern region of the United States where he taught foundational reading and mathematics in low performing schools, repaired homes in disaster relief zones, and rehabilitated children in urban hospitals.

Dr. English loves working at Riverview. He and his wife, Annette, are proud parents of two children. They spend their time coaching, exercising, supporting their children, and spending time with family and friends. 

Dr. English joined the administrative team in 2016.

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