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Nicole Sosik, Principal
Education: B.A. in Special Education from Millersville University; M.A. in Curriculum Development from Wilkes University; Certification in Administration from Johns Hopkins University.
Ms. Sosik has been serving as the Principal of Loiederman since July 2012. Prior to becoming principal she was the Principal Intern at Wheaton High School from 2011-2012. She served as an Assistant Principal at Richard Montgomery High School beginning in 2006. She was a special education teacher supporting students with emotional needs at Richard Montgomery High School from 2004-2006. Prior to arriving in Maryland, Ms. Sosik lived and worked in Myrtle Beach, SC as a special education teacher from 2001-2004. She is originally from Pennsylvania where she began her career as a special educator in 1998. She absolutely loves being able to be part of having a positive impact on kids. It’s important to her that we not only influence them academically, but provide supports for them to be good people. Outside of school you might just find her on the golf course or attending sporting events. Go EAGLES!
Megan McLaughlin, Principal Intern, Grade 6
Education: B.A. Secondary Education and Literature from American University; M.S. Gifted Education from Johns Hopkins University, Certificate in Administration from Hood College.
During her first 17 years in MCPS, Ms. McLaughlin was an English Teacher in five different middle schools. In 2005, Ms. McLaughlin helped open Loiederman as a 7th Grade English teacher and Team Leader. She enjoys working at a creative and performing arts school because she believes that the arts have an invaluable impact on the confidence and creativity of students. Ms. McLaughlin loves being able to watch Loiederman students shine in the classroom and on the stage.
Natasha Alston, Assistant Principal/Magnet Coordinator, Grade 8
Education: B.A. in English, University at Albany, SUNY; M.A. in English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; 6th Year Certificate in Educational Leadership, University of Bridgeport.
Mrs. Alston was a founding member of the 2005 Loiederman teaching team. She taught English before serving as the Staff Development Teacher. She enjoys being part of a rich community which allows students to broaden their critical thinking skills through the arts. She is looking forward to starting her 20th year in education as the Magnet Coordinator and 8th grade administrator.