About Us

Kimberlyn Pratesi

Kimberlyn Pratesi Principal kimberlyn_pratesi@hcpss.org
It is my pleasure to serve as your principal at Hammond Elementary, and I thank you for entrusting your children with us. I am deeply committed to working with staff and parents to assure that each child receives a quality education that prepares them for college and career readiness. During my tenure with Howard County, I have been a classroom teacher, reading/math specialist, and administrator. My roles have given me the opportunity to work with children and their families from birth through fifth grade levels. This year, our school theme is "Planting Seeds of Knowledge." I look forward to working with your children and staff as we "cultivate" and "nurture" academic, social, and emotional growth. If I can be of any assistance to your family, please feel welcome to contact me.

Lisa Ciarapica

Lisa Ciarapica Assistant Principal Lisa_Ciarapica@hcpss.org
I'm very excited to begin year two at Hammond Elementary School. I have greatly enjoyed this past year, getting to know students, staff and parents. Over my years as a classroom teacher, math support teacher, and as an assistant principal, I have truly learned the value of such a wonderful school community. I'm looking forward to another successful year watching your children grow with such an amazing staff!

School Overview

Mission

Hammond Elementary School provides a safe, nurturing learning environment that fosters individual success through academic excellence, and appreciation of diversity, to ensure lifelong learners.

Vision

Hammond Elementary School staff will implement the Maryland Common Core Curriculum for the students to be College and Career Ready by...

  • being able to demonstrate independence
  • understanding others perspectives and cultures
  • appropriately using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
  • building strong content knowledge

School Profile: Hammond Elementary School
Fast facts about Hammond ES listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.

MSDE Individual School Performance Report
The Individual School Performance Report for each school is provided by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and reflects the school's proficiency levels on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA).

Community Superintendent

With a focus on instruction as a birth-through-graduation continuum, Community Superintendents better position the school system to support students throughout their entire journey with HCPSS. View community superintendents by regional area.

Community Superintendent Area 1: Marcy Leonard

Board of Education Representative

Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which are assigned to individual Board members to facilitate school visitations, attend special events, and provide a point of contact for each school community. View all BOE school cluster assignments.

HES BOE Representative: Sandra H. French