Dawna Ashby, Principal
Mrs. Dawna Friend Ashby is the principal at Broad Ford Elementary School. Mrs. Ashby taught 10 years in Preston County prior to moving into Garrett County. She spent two years as a GEAR UP Coordinator in Garrett County before moving into a principal position. She has been a principal since 2009. She loves her job and feels blessed to work with the children, parents, and staff in Garrett County.
Mrs. Ashby earned her teaching degree from Fairmont State College and her master's degree in administration from West Virginia University.
In her spare time she coaches, attends Loch Lynn Church of God, plays sports, and loves to camp. She loves her family which includes four amazing boys and a wonderful husband.
One of her favorite quotes from Pastor Ivan Ackerman is, “You are only limited by the size of your vision and the degree of your dedication.
Anne Ross, Vice Principal
Anne was born and raised in Garrett County and her childhood dream was always to be an educator at GCPS. Anne graduated from SHS in 1996 and later attend Frostburg State University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary/Middle education with a concentration in Mathematics. She started teaching in Allegheny County as a math intervention teacher. In 2006 She was given the opportunity to start teaching in Garrett County at Southern Middle School. While teaching in Garrett County she achieved a Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision at Frostburg State. She also extended her math qualifications further by obtaining a National Board Certification in Mathematics Education. She started working as Assistant Principal of Broad Ford Elementary in the summer of 2017, and loves every minute of it. She is the pround mother of two handsome, talented boys, Tucker and Jackson, who are also in the Garrett County School System. She and her husband, Brandon Ross, love to spend their time with their boys watching movies and attending sporting events.