Meet the Administration

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Sherry M. FitzGerald - Principal
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Mrs. FitzGerald came to Jefferson High School in October 2015 with more than 25 years of experience in education as a teacher, principal, researcher and Towson University professor.  

Mrs. FitzGerald has served as the Principal for a residential program and day school of the Sheppard Pratt Health System located in Frederick, MD. She also held the position at the Kennedy Krieger Fairmont School, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine, as well as juvenile and adult correctional education programs under the authority of the Maryland State Department of Education. Mrs. FitzGerald holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina and a Master's Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Loyola University.

Michael A. English, Sr - Assistant Principal
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Assistant Principal at Jefferson High School since 2020

Educator since 1991

BS Elementary Education 1991 University of District of Columbia

M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction 1997 Loyola College in Baltimore

M.Ed Administration and Supervision 2004 Loyola College in Baltimore

Quote - "Never lower yourself for the comfort of others, be yourself encouraging others to increase."

Darrius Fenton - Assistant Principal

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Assistant Principal at Jefferson High School since 2012

Educator since 1998

Masters Degree from George Mason University in Education Leadership

Bachelors Degree from Florida Memorial College in Physical Education/Health

Mary Beth Group - Assistant Principal

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Assistant Principal at Jefferson High School since 2013

Educator since 2003

Graduated from Shepherd University (BA) - 2003

Graduated from West Virginia University (Masters) - 2011

Bill Stewart - Athletic Director

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Athletic Director at Jefferson High School since 2018


Clemson University - BS in Administrative Management

Shenandoah University - Master of Business Administration

George Mason University - Master of Education Leadership


Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA)

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) - Coaches Education Instructor

Professional Education Background:

Started career in 1980

Mathematics Teacher - high school

Mathematics Adjunct Professor - college 

Cross Country/Track & Field Coach - high school/college 

Director of Student Activities - high school

Athletic Accomplishments:

Member of Handley High School Hall of Fame (athlete)

Member of Sherando High School Hall of Fame (coach)

2 x Virginia High School State Team Champion

3 x Virginia High School All-State Award Winner

3 x NJCAA Team Champion

4 x NJCAA All-American Award Winner

ACC Team Champion

All-ACC Award Winner

All-ACC Academic Team Award Winner


GOAL without a PLAN is just a WISH.

Go Cougars!


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