Principal's Message

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Dear Roberto Clemente Middle School Family:

My name is Jeffrey Brown and I am extremely honored to join the staff of RCMS as the new Principal. I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide all of our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle school experience. As the parent of two girls, ages 4 and 6, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.

Before joining RCMS, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past ten years with Montgomery County Public Schools. Some of the roles I have held include classroom teacher, academy coordinator, assistant school administrator, assistant principal, and principal intern. My academic background includes a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers, so my primary objective will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at RCMS. In order to do this, I will be providing teachers with feedback on their instruction, access to professional development, and reaching out to parents for support with academic and behavioral celebrations and/or concerns to ensure our students are prepared for college and 21st century careers.

I will be working closely with our Assistant Principals, Dr. Awkard and Mrs. Alvarez, and Upcounty Center Coordinator, Mr. Nelson, to guarantee that all of our scholars are intellectually challenged and have access to the social and emotional support critical to students during the middle school years. We are still in the hiring season and among a few teaching positions, we are also hiring a new administrative secretary and assistant school administrator. When the selection process concludes we will be introducing and announcing those professionals.

Please continue to stay involved with the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) to ensure that your voices are heard or send me an email directly at

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Together, we are Roberto Clemente Middle School!

Jeffrey T. Brown

The Clemente Hawk Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 1 - October 14, 2013 

Volume 1, Issue 2 - January 30, 2014 

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Mission Statement

Personal responsibility for our academic achievements, accomplishments, and commitment to literacy allows everyone to become lifelong learners.

Respectful interaction among all Roberto Clemente community members is the key to nurturing our children to grow, learn, and mature into responsible and productive citizens.

Intelligence comes from effective effort in the learning environment fostered by high and consistent expectations for all students by every adult in the building.

Diversity means that we celebrate, tolerate, and embrace the differences that make our community representative of a global village.

Every child deserves to learn in a safe, clean, and well-maintained building.

Clemente Chronology

1934 Born Roberto Walker Clemente on August 18 in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
1948 Discovered by scout Roberto Marin.
1952 Signs first professional contract with the Santurce Cangrejeros of the Puerto Rican League.
1954 Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in February and assigned to Triple-A Montreal Royals; purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates in November for $4,000 draft price.
1960 Pirates win World Series in seven games over the New York Yankees.
1961 Records 1,000th career base hit; wins first batting title with .351 average; wins first of 12 Gold Gloves Awards; appears in first All-Star Game.
1964 Marries Vera Cristina Zabala; wins second batting title.
1965 Wins third batting title.
1966 Records 2,000th base hit; becomes first Puerto Rican baseball player to win the MVP Award.
1970 Honored at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh with Roberto Clemente Night.
1971 Bats .414 in World Series against the Baltimore Orioles and is named Series MVP.
1972 Records 3,000th base hit; killed in plane crash on New Year's Eve.
1973 Clemente's number is retired by the Pirates; becomes the first Hispanic player to be voted into the Hall of Fame.
1994 Roberto Clemente Middle School opened in Germantown, Maryland.
1995 Roberto Clemente Middle School dedication ceremonies held; Vera Clemente attends ceremony and festivities.
18808 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874
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