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 1,716 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 15.0%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 50.7.

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


Elementary School


Principal - James Friend

Secretary - Lori Schmidt

Pre-Kindergarten - Karla Waldo

Kindergarten - Brittany Stein

First Grade - Zaddie Clayton

Second Grade - Carrie Garey

Third Grade - Shelby Maltba

Fourth Grade - Whitney Rhodes

Fifth Grade - Faith Tichnell

Behavior Coach/Acadmic Intervention - Michele Clevenger

Academic Intervention - Christopher Baker and Julie Riddle

Special Education - Sarah Spiker

Instructional Assistants - Pam Humberson and Karen South

Art - Melinda Bishoff

Physical Education - Gale Keller

Music- Debi Beachy

Media - Jessica Yoder

Guidance Counselor - Katy Fresh

Custodial Staff - Larry Carr and Eric DeWitt

Nurse - Peggy Redfield

Cafeteria Staff - Tammy Savage