Stonegate's mission as a caring community is to foster the growth of life-long learners by communicating high expectations and standards through respect, flexibility, and collaboration.
The Stonegate Community will be committed to creating a multicultural learning environment that motivates and supports all learners to achieve their greatest potential. We will collaborate respectfully to develop a standard of excellence that promotes high expectations for all learners.
Meet the Administration
Ms. Linda M. Jones, Principal
I am truly honored to be the principal of Stonegate Elementary School. I
joined the Stonegate family in July 2014 and know firsthand that this is a
school community where students come first and the staff believe all students
can achieve at high levels. I appreciate the opportunity to work with amazing
students, staff, and a supportive school community. I look forward to
continuing the tradition of dedication and collaboration at Stonegate
While my parents like to tell the story of how I was almost born in Germany, I
was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I have an undergraduate degree in
Elementary Education from Morgan State University, a Masters of Education in
Reading from Towson University, and a certificate in Administration and
Supervision from McDaniel College. I am entering my 20th year in education
serving students and communities. I spent ten years in the Howard County Public
School System as classroom teacher and team leader and two years in Baltimore
City serving as classroom teacher and as a reading coach. I am currently
entering my 8th year in the Montgomery County Public School System, where I
have served previously as a reading specialist, assistant principal, and
principal Intern. I live in Columbia, Maryland with my husband and my
daughter, Ava Rose. I enjoy shopping, going to the movies, snow tubing, spending
time with family and friends, traveling, and most of all being with my
daughter. I also love smoothies from Smoothie King. I am a huge basketball fan
and my favorite team is the Los Angeles Lakers
As the principal of Stonegate, my professional mission is to ensure the success
of all students. I will continue to work to foster trust and positive
relationships with students, staff, families, and the entire school community.
As someone who is learning and growing professionally daily, I look forward to
the new challenges that this experience will bring. I am thrilled to be a Shark
and I am riding the waves!!!
I can be reached at 301-989-5668. In addition, I am available through email at
- Masters of Education in Reading, Towson University
- Certificate in Administration and Supervision, McDaniel College
- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Morgan State University
- Principal, Stonegate Elementary, Present
- Principal Intern, Fairland Elementary School, 2013-2014
- Assistant Principal, Great Seneca Creek Elementary School, 2010-2013
- Reading Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools
- Classroom Teacher and Team Leader, Howard County Public Schools
- Classroom Teacher and Reading Coach, Baltimore City Public Schools
Dr. Kimberly Thompson, Assistant Principal
I am incredibly excited to be a part of the amazing staff at Stonegate
Stonegate has a strong reputation for academic
excellence and providing a diversity of experiences for students to learn and
grow. I have been inspired by a strong work ethic, a dedication to
excellence, and a clear focus on doing what is best for children. enjoy working with the dedicated Shark Staff to provide the best possible
educational program for our students. This year is my 14th year as a public school educator and my eighth year as an
assistant principal. I have been fortunate to serve as an 8th grade
teacher, a literacy coach, a middle school assistant principal, and as an elementary school assistant principal in Tustin, California.
My family and I relocated to Maryland in January 2016. I believe in
creating life-long learners and have practiced this in my own life by earning a
Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University,
Fullerton and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State
Polytechnic University, Pomona.
As a native Californian enjoying East Coast living, I am thankful to join the amazing
educators in MCPS and at Stonegate Elementary School. I am confident that,
together, we can continue to create an environment where individual students can
flourish and find their passion for success.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at 301-989-5668 or Kimberly_A_Thompson@mcpsmd.org.
Main Office Staff Members
Pictured Front L-R: Mrs. Besser (Administrative Secretary), Mrs. Knuth (Attendance Secretary)
Pictured Back L-R: Ms. Jones, Dr. Thompson