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
Mr. Andy Lee,
Acting Assistant Principal
Born and raised in MCPS and grew up in Bethesda, MD. Graduated from Walt Whitman HS. Went on the McDaniel College where I received both my Bachelor's and Master’s degrees. I’ve been teaching at Julius West MS for 14 years and loved every single day (maybe with the exception of a few). I cluster and community I would want my own family to grow up in. Excited for the opportunity to finish out the year as acting assistant principal and support this school in any capacity I can.
Mrs. Erin Martin,
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.