McLean High School principal Dr. Donald Weinheimer has retired after five years heading the school. This summer Paul Wardinski takes over as principal of McLean high school. Wardinski is coming from nearby Marshall High School, where he was the Academy administrator. In that capacity he oversaw the instructional program, supervision and evaluation of the staff, student discipline, and administered the daily operations of the academy.
Wardinski is a graduate of the Fairfax County Public School system. He attended Washington Mill and Riverside elementary schools, and, in 1981, graduated from Mount Vernon High School.
Wardinski earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing education from Virginia Tech and a master’s in school administration from George Mason University. He has taught nine courses during his 11 years of teaching and at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology held the administrative position of Director of Student Activities.
Wardinski has authored curriculum in several marketing areas at county, state and national levels. He has also written in excess of 300 national DECA competitive events with his wife, who is also an educator.
Recently, Wardinski was given Teacher of the Year awards from the PTSA at Marshall High School, the Vienna Optimists, and the Virginia Association of Marketing Educators.
He also received Administrator of the Year awards from the Business Teachers Association and the Virginia DECA.