Responsibility - One of the Character Counts Pillars!

Instructional Leadership Team:

The Instructional Leadership Team collaborates to communicate effectively with stakeholders, promote a positive professional learning community, support staff through professional development, model best instructional practices, and monitor School Improvement Plan goals. Staff members and parents monitor and evaluate action plans at monthly SIP reviews. The four goal groups communicate with other stakeholders verbally and electronically through meetings and monitoring sheets.


Ann Dolan, Principal

I am thrilled to be the principal at Gaithersburg Middle School. I am beginning my 6th year as the principal and my 33rd year in MCPS. I began my career in MCPS as a Social Studies teacher and expanded by experience by serving as an instructional specialist for technology, coordinator for special initaitives and assistant principal. I am passionate about helping our students grow academically, socially and emotionally. In middle school, we want students to participate in a variety of experiences that help them form their own identity. 

Kelly Bean, Assistant Principal

Hello, Gaithersburg Vikings!  My name is Kelly Bean and I am the eighth (6th) grade Assistant Principal.  This is my 17th year in Montgomery County Public Schools, with prior experience at Walter Johnson High School as a math teacher, Eastern Middle School as a math teacher and Math Content Specialist, and Kingsview Middle School as an Assistant School Administrator and Assistant Principal.  I look forward to continue to serve the Gaithersburg Middle School community!  If there are any questions you have or there is anything you need, I am here for you!  Please e-mail me at

Erminia Rosanova, Assistant Principal

Hello!  My name is Erminia Rosanova and I am excited to serve as the new 8th grade Assistant Principal at Gaithersburg Middle School.  I began my career in Montgomery County Public Schools 25 years ago as a middle school Spanish teacher.  Since then, I have held various positions including Consulting Teacher, World Languages Resource Teacher, and World Languages Instructional Specialist.  I am delighted to join the GMS community and I look forward to a very successful and engaging school year with our staff, students, and families!  

Feel free to reach out anytime; my email is

Laura Shabazz, Assistant Principal

Hello!  My name is Laura Shabazz and I am the 7th grade Assistant Principal here at GMS.  This is my first year at GMS and I am so excited to become a VIKING and to get to know all of you and your families.  I have been working in education for 29 years now; most of this time has been in middle schools.  This is my 9th year as an Assistant Principal.  My primary job is to support teachers and students so academic and social/emotional learning is occurring!  Please reach out to me if I can help you with anything this year.