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. David Turk
David Turk is extremely excited and humbled to be the new assistant principal at Riverview Jr-Sr High School! A proud educator since December 2009, Mr. Turk is currently working toward finalizing his doctoral degree from California University of Pennsylvania. He previously earned his Master of Education degree in K-12 Principal from Cal U and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Slippery Rock University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
After graduating from Slippery Rock, Mr. Turk began his career as a building substitute teacher and coach at Perry High School (Pittsburgh Public Schools) and served summers as a teacher/counselor for youth at The Academy Schools for two years. Mr. Turk later began his full-time teaching and coaching experience at Ambridge Area High School located in Beaver County. Mr. Turk was a teacher and coach in the Ambridge Area School District for eight years, until transitioning to administration.
While at Ambridge Area School District, Mr. Turk served in various administrative roles, including middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal, athletic director, facilities coordinator and AEDY coordinator. He served in these five positions in combination right before coming to Riverview School District. During the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, he also had the excellent experience of serving as the middle school principal/athletic director for the first 12 weeks of the school year. This experience was very challenging but taught Mr. Turk a lot about the importance of collaboration, communication and consistency.
In his personal time, Mr. Turk enjoys time at home with his family. He is married with three kids (Junie, Henry and Teddy). Family means a lot to Mr. Turk, who grew up in a tight-knit family. Mr. Turk is also a major advocate for fitness. He has been weight training since the age of 13 and has also competed in various competitions.
Please welcome Mr. Turk to Riverview!