Meet the Administration

Linda M. Jones, Principal


Stonegate's Greetings

I am truly honored to be the principal of Stonegate Elementary School located in  Silver Spring, Maryland. 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 have appreciated the opportunity to work with amazing students, staff, and a supportive school community. I have been inspired by a strong work ethic, a dedication to excellence, and a clear focus on doing what is best for students. I have just completed my 9th year as principal of Stonegate and I have worked hard to continue the tradition of dedication, collaboration, and service at Stonegate Elementary School.  

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 25th 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 15th 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 Owings Mills, 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 Ava. 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 continues to offer. I am beyond thrilled to continue to be the principal of Stonegate Elementary School and to be a Stonegate Shark.

The class of 2020 was my first class that I started with in kindergarten and supported them through their fifth grade year.  This was a proud moment for me to take students from kindergarten to fifth grade. I am inspired by my students and all that they have to offer to our world.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at 240-740-7340 or email

Franny Wooler, Assistant Principal

Hello Stonegate Families, 

This summer, we have been reflecting on powerful, impactful moments in our lives.  I grew up in New York City, in a working class, immigrant community.  As a teenager, I worked with some elementary school students in my neighborhood.  I was struck with their academic need, and frustrated with the school’s trouble to meet the students’ and families’ needs.   Even though it was many years ago, it was a powerful moment that stays with me even today.  I committed back then to spend my career in schools, serving students, families, and teachers.

Many around me were not surprised about my love of teaching.  I come from a long line of educators.   In the Dominican Republic, my grandfather was a high school math teacher for 60 years, starting around 1945.  My mother was a preschool teacher and later, a school and district administrator. My sister, nephew, and sister-in-law are all educators here in MCPS.  In our family, we have generations of committing and serving in our communities as educators. 

I am honored and grateful to be joining the Stonegate community. I have spent the last two decades working in MCPS schools right here in Silver Spring.  I have served at Galway Elementary, Roscoe Nix Elementary, Burnt Mills Elementary, and most recently as a county-wide Instructional Specialist for English Language Development.

I am a University of Maryland, College Park graduate for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Currently, I live in Silver Spring with my family-- my husband, Nate, our two boys, Owen (9) and Dylan (7), and our Boston Terrier, Pixie.

I am so proud and honored to be serving in the Stonegate school community.  I look forward to connecting with you!

You can reach me at


Main Office Staff Members

Anita Knuth (Administrative Secretary)
Blanca Gallardo  (Attendance Secretary)