1200 Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  

Phone: 301-670-1400

Fax: 301-670-1418
Counseling Office: 301-670-1410
Health Room: 301-670-1408




Andrew Miller, Deb Higdon, Carrie Reed, Donald Walker

Connect Ed Messages


 It is such a pleasure being Lakeland’s principal. I am passionate about giving our students an academic, competitive edge. This is the school where, with effective effort, students do GET SMART!

   Bachelor’s – University of Pittsburgh

   Master’s – Hood College

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning.”  Proverbs 1:5


 I have thoroughly enjoyed the years that I have worked as Lakelands Park Assistant Principal. I am passionate about students and their achievements and the multiple talents students’ exhibit on a daily basis. Lakelands Park is great place to learn from each other: students, staff and parents. Our students will become tomorrow’s leaders!

   Bachelor’s – Lake Erie College

   Master’s – University of Maryland, Baltimore County

   Johns Hopkins University

   “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw


   I am very much looking forward to this school year.  I am coming to Lakelands Park Middle School from the Office of the Chief Academic Officer in central office.  I am very excited to be returning to a school and even more thrilled to be joining the tremendous learning community of LPMS.  This will be my 18th year in MCPS and I truly hope that my wide range of experiences will enhance the teaching and learning at LPMS.  I am a huge believer in learning that is personalized, student centered, and designed to meet the needs of all students.  In this vision for instruction, I see skilled teachers utilizing technology, student voice, student choice, and culturally relevant instructional practices.  I look forward to a collaboration with staff, families, and community to enhance the excellent traditions of LPMS.   


“Success for Every Student” aligned with my professional beliefs when I joined Montgomery County Public School approximately 18 years ago.  My journey through numerous schools within MCPS and in various job capacities has given me a greater appreciation for teaching and learning.  I realized early on that “Success for Every Student” truly means identifying, accessing, and showing students the power they have in determining their future academically.   As part of the administrative team here at Lakelands Park Middle School, I look forward in continuing the success by building the instructional capacity of teachers so that students feel excited about learning, and strive to achieve their maximum performance academically.   

I currently hold the following credentials:

Doctorate in Leadership and Policy Studies (Ed.D.)  – University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Bachelors of Arts – Hampton University, Hampton, VA





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