Meet The PrincipalMr. Charles Zimmerman
Mr. Charles Zimmerman has proudly served as the Principal of Wedgwood School since 2016. Throughout his twenty-two years as an educator and school leader, he has strived to engage all stakeholders and involve them in the process of providing the very best in educational experiences for students. As a long-time Washington Township resident and father of three former Wedgwood students, Mr. Zimmerman brings first-hand knowledge of the needs of our community to the principalship of our school.
Prior to beginning his tenure as Wedgwood’s Principal, Mr. Zimmerman served as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at West Deptford Middle School. There, he developed a building-wide implementation of Google Apps for Education and Google Classroom, coordinated the administration of all NJ state assessments, and supervised the design and implementation of STEM coursework in engineering design, creative computing, and digital design/3-D printing for students in grades 5-8. Before joining the administrative team at West Deptford Middle School, Mr. Zimmerman worked as the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at Haddonfield Memorial High School, where he supervised curriculum, instruction and assessment in all content areas. He served as the school testing coordinator for all state and Advanced Placement testing and oversaw the addition of numerous courses in subjects including Engineering, Music Appreciation, Yoga, Financial Literacy, and Mobile Apps Design.
In 1999, Mr. Zimmerman began his career in public education with a thirteen-year stint as a teacher of Communications and English classes at the high school and college levels. During this time, he taught video production, digital photography, journalism, web design, and various English classes at Bridgeton High School, Pemberton Township High School, and Haddonfield Memorial High School. He also enjoyed assignments as an adjunct professor, teaching video production and special effects courses at both Camden County College and Burlington County College.
Mr. Zimmerman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Rowan University. He earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Technology from Wilmington University in 2003, and then added a Master of Education in School Leadership in 2007. He holds New Jersey education certificates as a Teacher of Television Broadcasting, Teacher of English, Supervisor, and Principal.
Mr. Zimmerman enjoys spending time with his wife, Tammy, to whom he has been married for over twenty years. They are the proud parents of three children, ranging in ages from 12 to 18 years old. Mr. Zimmerman is an active musician, playing regularly throughout the tri-state area.