The Garrett County Board of Education voted on January 12, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to remain in the “red model” in which students are learning virtually. Students will begin transitioning back to in-person learning when the Garrett County metrics are at 5% or less positivity rate and 15 or less per 100,000 for 14 consecutive days.

Anyone with a question or concern may contact, and you will receive a response.

There have been 1,728 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 14.9%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 46.3.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.

Broad Ford

Elementary School

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Home Of The Bobcats
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Pre K & Kindergarten Team

Melanie VanNosdeln, Pre-K

Melanie VanNosdeln


Kristi Rhodes, Pre-K
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Nicole Vena

Nicole Vena PK Teacher


Diane Dale, PK

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Sandy Dewitt, K

Sandy DeWitt
I taught 1st - 5th grade math in Kitzmiller for seven years, then moved to kindergarten where I have remained doing what I love, teaching young students. I have been teaching a total of 19 years. I
earned my AA degree at Garrett College and my Bachelors of Science & Master degrees from Frostburg State University. I have been happily
married for 39 years and blessed with a daughter, two sons (and their spouses) and seven grandkids. We live and work on a dairy farm. I enjoy swimming, gardening, shopping, being outdoors, and spending time with family & friends.

Lisa McDade, K
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Mrs. McDade loves spending her days in kindergarten. She has taught kindergarten for 33 years. Mrs. McDade has lived in Garrett County all of her life but enjoys traveling and exploring other places in the summers. She also enjoys going to the beach, movies and reading. She is happiest when she gets to hang out with her daughter!

Sherry Spencer, K
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