RJSHS Principals

Meet the
Riverview Junior Senior 
High School Principals

Mr. Eric Hewitt

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.



Mr. R.J. Long
Assistant Principal

Mr. Long joins the Riverview community as the Assistant Principal at Riverview Jr/Sr High School.  
Since 2016, he has served in the role of middle school assistant principal in the South Western School District in York County.  Since 2005, Mr. Long has taught and led in two very different school settings in the roles of a social studies teacher, student council advisor, lacrosse coach, team leader, department chairperson & middle school assistant principal.  Mr. Long is passionate about serving learners, teachers & parents, empowering teachers to new levels of success by fostering innovative instructional practices, and engaging students in meaningful, relevant relationships and learning opportunities. 

Mr. Long received his Bachelor of Arts degree and Social Studies Teaching Certificate from Dickinson College in 2005.  He received his Master’s Degree and K-12 Principal Certification from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and 2015, respectively.

Mr. Long began his teaching career in the Quaker Valley School District in 2005, where he served as an eighth grade American History teacher at Quaker Valley Middle School.  Mr. Long was actively involved in developing and implementing a rigorous, relevant curriculum that incorporated reading, writing and pre-AP critical thinking strategies into the heterogeneously grouped social studies classroom.   Outside of the classroom, Mr. Long served as student council advisor, which led to his involvement on the state executive board of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils, fostering student leadership development throughout Allegheny County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that garnered him local, state, and national accolades.   Coaching is also a passion for Mr. Long, having served as middle school girl’s lacrosse coach for many years.  

After nine years of teaching, advising and coaching at Quaker Valley, Mr. Long joined the South Western School District in 2014, where he served as a seventh grade World Geography teacher at Emory H. Markle Middle School for two years before becoming one of two assistant principals in the building.  As assistant principal, Mr. Long has worked tirelessly to advocate for what is best for students, to build a vibrant culture and community for learning, and to implement programs that ensure every student feels connected to school and has a clear pathway to success.  Mr. Long led the development of progressive, student-centered programs in Advisory, Diversity and Restorative Practices that positively impacted students and teachers throughout the school.  

Mr. Long is an enthusiastic, dedicated, progressive school leader, the favorite uncle of his nieces and nephew, and is incredibly excited to be a part of the Riverview School Community.
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