Mr. Craig Staton,

Originally from north New Jersey, just outside of New York City, I came to
Montgomery County 21 years ago to teach in MCPS. I’m a graduate of Bucknell
University (Go Bison!) and this will be my 6th year as principal of Julius West
Middle School. Whether as an administrator, mentor or coach, I love working with
kids of all ages both in and outside of school. My passion for education is driven
by my natural desire to be a contributor within a community. The international
culture at Julius West MS makes it a special place to be, which is why many
families move to the cluster because of what it offers. Everyday, I feel fortunate
to be part of a community with so many great students, staff, and parents. I am
truly looking forward to all the new faces and experiences this new school year
will bring!


Mrs. Edwina Kollo,

Assistant School Administrator
I am excited to join and serve the Julius West community as I enter into my 10th year as an educator and instructional leader in Montgomery County Public Schools. Raised in Petersburg and Chesterfield, VA, I attended Temple University and The Johns Hopkins University where I received degrees in Business Legal Studies and Teaching Secondary Math, respectively. I began teaching at Rosa Parks Middle School and continued on to Shady Grove Middle School where I have spent the last four years serving as the Math Content Specialist. My passion for public education is rooted in the power that fostering [genuine] relationships with and among students can change the trajectory of lives and communities. I value the richness of the student diversity here at Julius West and how the staff uses this to enrich students’ school experience — I look forward to being a part of this. I feel honored to have the opportunity to work for a dedicated staff and to continue the amazing work that is happening at Julius West this upcoming school year.

Mrs. Erin Martin,

Assistant Principal
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, I grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. I
attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland and University of Phoenix where I earned
an undergraduate degree in Piano Performance with a certification in music
education and a graduate degree in Administration and Supervision. For the
past 18 years, I have truly loved the opportunity to work in such a culturally
diverse community such as Montgomery County, MD. I am excited to get to know
each and every 6th grade student as I support you in your transition to middle
school and in your middle school career. Go, Jaguars!!!


Mrs. Allison Li,

Assistant School Administrator

Born in upstate New York, I lived in Japan and Korea before moving to Maryland.
I attended the University of Maryland, College Park (go terps!) where I earned
an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and received a Master's degree in
Education. I' m an avid rockclimber, a new mother, and love working together
as a team to make the best middle school experience for students. From the
MYP Program, our diverse community, to the best teachers, students, and
parents in the world, Julius West is simply the best. I look forward in serving as
the 7th grade administrator this year.