Meet the Administration

Ms. Linda M. Jones, Principal

joneslI 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 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

Work History

  • 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

thompsonkStonegate has a strong reputation for academic excellence and providing a diverse range 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 enjoy working with the dedicated Shark Staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students. This year is my 15th 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 California.

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.

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



Main Office Staff Members

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Pictured Front L-R: Mrs. Besser (Administrative Secretary), Mrs. Knuth (Attendance Secretary)  
Pictured Back L-R: Ms. Jones, Dr. Thompson