Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill today announced the addition of Michael L. Heim to her executive leadership team as the new assistant superintendent of supporting services. Heim is a longtime employee of the school system, first joining Charles County Public Schools as a classroom teacher in 1997, and said he is honored for the opportunity to lead supporting services.
“I am excited to have this opportunity to lead supporting services as we move forward with maintaining and renovating our current facilities while looking into the future to build new facilities to meet the challenges of future growth in Charles County,” Heim said. As the assistant superintendent of supporting services, Heim will manage the maintenance and operations of all school system facilities, oversee the construction of new schools and building renovations, and manage the transportation department.
As a former classroom teacher, Heim understands the important impact supporting services staff has on children. “I realize the impact that education can have on one’s life being a first generation college graduate. Even though the staff members within supporting services are not in front of the classroom teaching the children of Charles County, the roles they play have a major impact in helping to create a positive learning environment,” Heim said.
The Board of Education of Charles County approved the appointment of Heim as assistant superintendent of supporting services at its June 27 work session. The appointment takes effect July 1 following the retirement of longtime CCPS employee Keith Hettel.
This past school year, Heim served as the director of transportation and managed all school bus operations. In this role Heim worked with bus contractors, bus drivers and attendants who provide transportation for more than 23,000 students.
Heim first joined the transportation department in 2011 as an assistant supervisor after serving as a vice principal at North Point High School for seven years. Before pursuing a career in administration, Heim served as a social studies teacher at Westlake High School and also taught at the Radio Station Road Academy, a former alternative school, for one year.
Heim has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from McDaniel College and a bachelor’s degree in social studies from West Virginia University.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,300 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
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