Principal's Message

Dear Pine Grove Elementary School Families,

          Greetings! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new principal of Pine Grove Elementary School. I am honored by this appointment and feel fortunate to be joining an outstanding school community.

          My background includes 25 years of experience in Baltimore County Public Schools as a teacher, mentor teacher, and administrator. As the assistant principal of Bedford Elementary School for three years, the principal of Summit Park Elementary School for 12 years, and the principal of Pikesville Middle School for two years, I have gained valuable experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. I am aware of the great community involvement that supports Pine Grove Elementary School and fully welcome on-going involvement. I understand that Pine Grove Elementary School is rich in traditions that I look forward to continuing.

          I earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Towson University. Later, I achieved National Board Certification as a middle childhood generalist and earned a certificate in Leadership in Technology Education from Johns Hopkins University. Presently, I am completing a PhD program, Instructional Leadership for a Changing Population, at Notre Dame University of Maryland. I have a passion for learning and for teaching.

          I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Pine Grove Elementary School by building strong relationships with faculty and staff, parents, students and community partners. Together we will achieve the goals of providing challenging, meaningful and engaging learning experiences for students; involving all students in enrichment and extracurricular opportunities; and ensuring a safe environment of genuine respect and rapport.

          I am excited to be a part of the Pine Grove Elementary School team to help students develop academically, socially and emotionally.  I think you will find me to be open, honest and compassionate. I aim to earn your trust and respect. I look forward to meeting you in the upcoming weeks. The back to school mailing will be coming home at the beginning of August. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

Sincerely yours,

Diane Richmond

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