School Administration

Karim Shortridge

Karim Shortridge Principal Karim_Shortridge@hcpss.org
Dr. Karim Shortridge was appointed principal of Reservoir High School on July 1, 2020. He is returning to high school leadership after four years of leadership in middle schools and he is eager to connect with the students and parents of Reservoir High School (RHS). Dr. Shortridge is a husband and proud father of three children. He began his career in education as a middle school special education teacher in the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS). This experience was both very demanding and highly rewarding. As a young educator, he quickly learned the value of building positive and productive relationships with teachers, students and their families. Dr. Shortridge began his experience as a high school administrator in Washington County Public Schools and moved from Assistant Principal to Principal of Smithsburg High School. Coming to HCPSS in 2013 with 7 years of high school experience, he was appointed Principal of Oakland Mills High School, where he led the development of the early college program. Dr. Shortridge graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor’s degree. He holds a Master’s of Science degree from Hood College in Educational Leadership, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Shortridge’s work with students is guided by the values of equity, inclusion and high expectations. He believes in listening to others and making informed decisions, which are grounded in the best interest of students. His goal is that RHS continues to be an amazing school environment for students to be academically challenged, participate in extracurricular activities, and have an enriching high school experience. He is dedicated to the success of all students and to support and encourage each child in achieving his/her maximum potential by instilling an intrinsic sense of worth, academic curiosity, and a life-long love of learning.

Richard Smart

Richard Smart Assistant Principal (A-Do) Richard_Smart@hcpss.org

Cameron Rahnama

Cameron Rahnama Assistant Principal (Dp-La) Cameron_Rahnama@hcpss.org

Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson Assistant Principal (Lb-Ri) ellen_johnson@hcpss.org

Sherri Levy

Sherri Levy Assistant Principal (Rj - Z ) Sherri_Levy@hcpss.org
Ms. Levy is a native to Maryland and graduated from Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has earned degrees at University of Maryland-College Park, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Stevenson University, and Towson University. Ms. Levy worked at Waverly Elementary School as a Substitute Teacher, Instructional Assistant and Teacher's Secretary. After obtaining a Masters Degree in Instructional Systems Design, Ms. Levy acquired a position as a Social Studies Teacher and Teacher Development Liaison at Centennial High School where she worked for 16 years. While working at Centennial High School, Ms. Levy taught U.S. History, Government and Politics and Psychology. Ms. Levy is passionate about helping students and staff grow to their fullest potential. When Ms. Levy is not working she spends her free time traveling, with her fiance, and playing with her grandchildren.