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!


Mr. Kevin Yates,

Principal Intern 
Originally from Olney, Maryland. I attended Towson University. I have been
teacher at elementary, middle, and high school, an instructional leader, an
instructional specialist, and an administrator at middle and high school
levels. This is my 25th year in MCPS. My goal is to ensure equitable access
to rigorous, engaging curriculum for all students. I am passionate about
making sure that all our students feel welcome and connected and feel that
they have adults in the school who care about them and will work with them
 to make sure they are successful. I love to bike and educate students and
staff about wellness. I am excited to be a part of the Julius West family and
look forward to working with you.


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.