Bedford Meet The Staff

Co-site Coordinator Bruce Lightner has taught 31years and is currently teaching 7th grade math at Bedford Middle School. An Airforce veteran, Mr. Lightner is a graduate of Frostburg State University and holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University.


He and his wife Karen have three children, Jonathan, Nicole and Joshua. In his free time he enjoys biking, fishing and hunting.

Mr. Lightner said he's enjoying his first year as Bedford's site coordinator, because "I enjoy working with kids outside the realm of teaching mathematic and being able able to see them as individuals and not necessarily as students. I believe the After 3 program is important because it provides students with opportunities for working alongside other students who they normally wouldn't. It also provides them with a safe haven while their parents are still at work and where they can experience things not taught in school."


E-mail Mr. Lightner.


Co-coordinator Jody Zimmerman lives in the Everett area with her husband, Steve, her son, Ben and my beige, Roscoe A graduate of Allegany Come of Maryland with an Early Childhood emphasis, Mrs. Zimmerman has been the Middle School principal's administrative secretary since 2016. She assists Mr. Lightner on planning, gathering supplies and reporting data to the countywide project director and district.


"It is rewarding to hear the students talk about how much fun they have in the program," she said. "I feel that this program benefits students in so many ways, but it definitely is a safe place for them to be until their parents are home."


In her free time, Mrs. Zimmerman spends time with her family and friends and enjoys scrapbooking.


Email Mrs. Zimmerman.