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Sherwood acting principal ‘humbled and honored’ to serve high school


by Terri Hogan

Senior Staff Writer

Sherwood High School will begin the new school year under the helm of Timothy Britton, who has been named acting principal.

In a letter sent to the Sherwood community on July 2, Britton said he was “humbled and honored” to be named the acting principal of the school as he enters his 27th year as a teacher and administrator for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

He has spent the past three years as an assistant principal at Sherwood. He also served in that role at Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Northwest high schools, and as an administrator at Silver Spring International and Thomas W. Pyle middle schools.

He takes over for Eric Minus, who resigned in late June after his second year at Sherwood

to become executive director of Research and Data Analytics for Baltimore County Public Schools.

In the letter, Britton said he planned to continue the great work that has taken place over the past two years under Minus’ leadership.

He plans to continue with the school’s Pillars of Excellence — Achievement, Civility, Engagement, Unity and Integrity, as well as the “Excellence is Our Only Option” and “One Sherwood” initiatives.

Britton also recognized the loss the school community suffered with the June 24 passing of Assistant Principal Dr. Kathlyn Carroll, who served the Sherwood community for nine years.

MCPS spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said Britton will be in place until a new principal is named. She said she did not know when that would happen.

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