Irina's Headshot 2012

Irina LaGrange, Principal -  Mrs. LaGrange started her career in education with Teach for America in New York City and has never looked back.  She had the pleasure of being an English teacher at both the middle and high school levels.  She believes that strong partnerships between the teachers and parents, created through collaboration and open communication, set the foundation for a positive and welcoming school environment that promotes a rigorous and engaging instruction, while also nurturing the development of a healthy and balanced child.  Most importantly, Mrs. LaGrange will continue the tradition of excellence in teaching and learning for all students at Tilden Middle School to ensure that they can continue their journeys as curious, confident, and eager life-long learners, both inside and outside the classroom.

Johns Hopkins University                              Certification in Leadership and School Administration
Columbia University                                      MA in English Education 
University of Maryland, College Park         BA in English   



Jeffrey Leaman, Assistant Principal  - Mr. Leaman has been at Tilden Middle School for 11 years as an assistant principal.  Prior to Tilden, Mr. Leaman served as an assistant school administrator for three years at Julius West Middle School.  Mr. Leaman also taught Algebra and Algebra-Prep at Julius West Middle School for four years.  He believes student engagement and positive student relationships are the key to helping students access their full potential.  He is passionate about working with parents and students as they navigate the sometimes awkward adolescent years. 


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Aaron Shin, Assistant Principal







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