About Us

Michelle Leader

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Michelle Leader Principal michelle_leader@hcpss.org
I am thrilled to be joining the staff, students, and community of Clemens Crossing Elementary! I grew up in the Clemens Crossing neighborhood and attended Atholton High School. It is exciting to serve the community that I called home for so many years! I have worked for HCPSS for 28 years as a teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. I was a teacher at Bollman Bridge Elementary and Hollifield Station Elementary. 18 of my years in education have been as a school-based administrator at Waterloo Elementary and Phelps Luck Elementary. I am excited to bring my experiences to CCES and continue the tradition of excellence at our school. I look forward to partnering with you for your child's success. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or items you would like to discuss.

Jaime Gittleson

Jaime Gittleson
Jaime Gittleson Assistant Principal jaime_gittleson@hcpss.org
I am excited for the opportunity to be the Assistant Principal at Clemens Crossing Elementary.  I am a product of the Howard County Public School System having graduated from Oakland Mills High School.  I have been in the field of education for the past 17 years, 13 of them here in Howard County. Over the course of my career, I have held many jobs in the field of education including:  first grade teacher, team leader, Title I Interventionist, Reading Specialist, and Reading Support Teacher.  I believe all students can be successful through individualized instruction and support ensuring everyone gets what they need.  I value building relationships with students, staff, and families, and I look forward to getting to know the Clemens Crossing community.  Please reach out for any reason so I can support your family during this school year.  Outside of school, I love reading and spending time with my husband, 12- year-old son, 9-year-old daughter, and our dog. 

School Overview


It is the mission of Clemens Crossing Elementary School to inspire continual achievement by fostering a safe, positive and nurturing environment where learning, teaching, and diversity are valued. Clemens Crossing - Always Achieving!

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

MSDE School Report Card
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) School Report Card reflects overall school performance using a combination of academic and school quality indicators.

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: Patrick Saunderson

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.

CCES BOE Representative: Antonia Watts