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Photo of Mr. Kelly Kent, Principal

Mr. Kelly Kent is the principal of Town Creek Elementary School.

Mr. Kent holds a Master’s Degree from Towson University and a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to starting at TCES, Mr. Kent served in the roles of assistant principal, middle school english-language arts and social studies teacher in St. Mary’s County Public Schools, and elementary school ELA and social studies teacher in Virginia. 

The 2023-2024 school year marks the start of his exciting journey as principal of Town Creek Elementary School, his 25th year serving the students and families of St. Mary’s County Public Schools System, and his 30th year in education.

Mr. Kent believes in building strong partnerships with students, families, staff, and the community to promote the academic and social success of all students.  He is a dedicated educator who strives to provide a safe and rigorous learning environment that will be the bedrock for students' achievement throughout their lives’ journeys.


Name Contact Position
Mr. Kelly Kent Principal

Office Staff

Name Contact Position
Patricia Hertzbach  Secretary to the Principal
Suzanne VerHaagh Attendance Secretary
Shavonia Bowers Safety & Security Assistant

Health Office

Name Contact Position
Laurie Lancaster Nurse


Name Contact Position
Hollie Metcalf 

Instructional Resource Teacher

Supporting Staff

Name Contact Position
Yasamien Kirby

School Counselor

Elizabeth Foote Pupil Personnel Worker


Name Contact Position
Kelly Brownell In-School Intervention Monitor
Donna Squier Art
Debora Settle Physical Education
Jeremy Nazimek Music: General, Band, Strings & Chorus
Marnie Stearns Media
Sandra Flowers ESOL Teacher


Name Contact Position
Charlotte Scott Teacher
Jodie Standish Paraeducator
Amalia Arocho   Paraeducator


Name Contact Position
Kristen Yeatman Teacher
Andrea Miller Teacher
Robyn Charlton-Vickers Paraeducator
Virginia McFillin Paraeducator

First Grade

Name Contact Position
Paola Beltran Teacher
Sarah Katzaman Teacher

Second Grade

Name Contact Position
Lauren Kirscht Teacher
Keonna Morgan Teacher

Third Grade

Name Contact Position
Paula Causey Teacher
Amanda Combs Teacher

Fourth Grade

Name Contact Position
Erin Horner  Teacher
Cassandra Moore Teacher

Fifth Grade

Name Contact Position
Lauren Grzymalski Teacher
Robert Rushworth Teacher

Special Education

Name Contact Position
TBD   Teacher 
Michelle Richardson   Paraeducator
Erin Davis   Paraeducator
TBD   Speech Pathologist
Amalia Katsouros School Psychologist

Building Service Staff

Name Contact Position
Leonard Evans Building Service Manager
Jake Bosse   Building Service Assistant Manager

Cafeteria Staff

Name Contact Position
Lindsey Decker 

Cafeteria Manager
Denise Foster   Food Service Worker
Samantha Givens   Food Service Worker