Welcome, Principal Dimmick!

By Ray Lonnett, FCPS Assistant Superintendent, Region 3
July 03, 2024

The Region 3 Leadership Team is pleased to announce Mr. Cary Dimmick as the new Principal of Mount Vernon HS, effective Monday, July 1, 2024.  

With 30 years in Montgomery County Public Schools, Mr. Dimmick brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. As a veteran administrator with nine years of principalship, including successful tenures at Sligo Middle School and Gaithersburg HS, Mr. Dimmick has demonstrated the ability to drive positive change and foster a culture of growth and collaboration.

Mr. Dimmick has a track record of improving academic performance, reducing dropout rates, and increasing overall attendance.  His experience with International Baccalaureate programs aligns with Mount Vernon HS's commitment to offering IB for All, starting next year. He is familiar with IB standards and has a history of implementing rigorous academic programs, expanding course offerings, and enriching educational experiences. Furthermore, Mr. Dimmick is passionate about athletics and extracurricular activities and is committed to recognizing and supporting all student endeavors, ensuring all students feel valued and supported in personal and academic growth.

Mr. Dimmick is committed to distributed leadership and building capacity within the school team. He empowers administrators and teacher leaders in instructional leadership, leading initiatives to improve student outcomes and create a culture of excellence.  Equally important is Mr. Dimmick's dedication to student safety, equity, and inclusivity.  He approaches behavioral issues proactively and is committed to fostering positive relationships within the school community.

Mr. Dimmick holds a Master of Science in Health Sciences/School Health from Towson University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds a Maryland State Administration and Supervision Certification as well as Admin. I and II Certification (K-12 / Principal Licensure) from the Administrative Certification Internship Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a Maryland State Advanced Professional Certification in Health Education and Physical Education (K-12).

Mr. Dimmick looks forward to partnering with students, families, and staff to foster a warm, safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Dimmick as the new principal at Mount Vernon High School!