8th Grade Team

At Silver Spring International Middle School, we want to ensure a positive middle school experience for all of our students.

In middle schools, interdisciplinary teams provide an essential structure to support the success of each student within the team. Teachers from each academic area meet on grade level teams to design lessons with a common theme, and plan special activities.

Some team meeting days are reserved for Professional Development in order to explore techniques and theories that will enhance student learning.  Over time, teachers monitor the impact of these techniques on student achievement through a variety of data analysis processes. 

8th Grade Team Leaders, Administrator, & Counselors:

Kayla Gross

8th Grade Administrator


Kesha Doctor

8th Grade Team Leader


John (Jack) McCloskey

8th Grade Team Leader


Rosemarie Dapena

8th Grade Counselor (A - F)


David Joseph

8th Grade Counselor (G - Z)


Richard Solomon

Resource Counselor



8th Grade Community Project

All 8th grade students complete a Community Project as part of their 8th grade experience at SSIMS. Check out our Community Project page for more information!--