Meet the Administration
Pictured L-R: Dr. Thomspon, Mrs. Tegethoff, Mrs. Knuth, Ms. Jones
Learn About Ms.
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 Elementary.
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 new 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
Learn About Dr.
Thompson, Assistant Principal
I am incredibly excited to
be a part of the amazing staff at Stonegate Elementary. 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. I look forward to working with the dedicated Shark
Staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
This year is my twelfth year
as a public school educator and my sixth 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, most recently, 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
Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State Polytechnic
As I continue to adjust to
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 Dr. Thompson if there is any way that she can be of assistance to you
or your student. She looks forward to meeting each of you and to having
an amazing school year here at Stonegate!