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 1,760 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 11.02%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 20.19.

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


Elementary School

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Faculty & Staff



Principal: Mrs. Tracie Miller- email:

Secretary: Mrs. Joyce Rodeheaver- email:

School Counselor: Mr. Tim Watson- email:

School Nurse: Mrs. Melanie Pratt- email:

School Resource Officer: Deputy Jenna Wilt- email:

Pre-Kindergarten Teachers:
Mrs. Jill Evans - emails:
Mrs. Emily Hunt- Head-start Teacher
Ms. Christina Walker, IA-email:
Kindergarten Teachers:
Mrs. Kathy Bittinger- email:
Mrs. Ida Werner, IA-email:
First Grade Teacher:
Mrs. Pamela Pfaff- email:
Ms. Taylor Holtschneider- email:
Second Grade Teachers:
Mrs. Alexis Rickell- email:
Mrs. Shana Rhoten- email:

Third Grade Teacher:
Mrs. Kathy McKenzie- email:

Fourth Grade Teacher:
Mrs. Kelli Frantz- email:
Fifth Grade Teacher:
Mrs. Jennifer Upole- email:
STARS Teacher:
Ms. Kendra Hardesty-
Mrs. Courtney Rodeheaver, IA-email:
Mr. Ryan Miller, IA-email:
Resource Teachers:
Art: Ms. Kelly Lasher- email:
Music: - email:
Physical Education: Mr. Jason Brenneman- email:

Special Education Teacher:
Mrs. Rhonda Maust- email:
Mrs. Trisha Miller, IA-email:
Mrs. Erica Wilhelm, IA-email:
Behavior Specialist:
Ms. Kirsten Welch- email:
Judy Center Staff:
Mrs. Stephanie Mayle- email:
Mrs. Kate Winfield- email:
Title 1 Resource Teachers:
Mrs. Tonya Hostetler- email:
Mrs. Kim Paul-email:
Mrs. Kim Collins-email:

Speech/Language Therapist:
Mrs. Pam Trautwein- email:

Media Assistant:
Mrs. Angela Swecker-Britton- email:

Mr. Richard Warnick, Head Custodian- email:
Mr. Randy Green
Mr. Stuart Moon
Cafeteria Staff:
Mrs. Denise Blocher, Manager- email:
Mrs. Darla Long- email: