Welcome to the Homewood Center, I thank the staff and community for welcoming me this summer to be a part of such a dynamic family. Now in my 18th year in the Maryland public school system, I know I have landed at the right place at the right time! I have worked as a middle school math teacher, evening school principal, and assistant principal. I look forward to working relentlessly to assist every student in reaching his or her full potential.
Welcome to the #HomewoodFamily! As I begin my second year at the Homewood Center, I continue to look forward to developing positive relationships with our students, staff, and families. This is my 16thyear serving the Howard County Public School System as a Special Education teacher and current Administrator. I am grateful and proud to be part of such a dynamic, loving community. At the Homewood Center our students and families always come first. Our staff work tirelessly to ensure student success and, above all, meet students where they are and take them to where they need to be. Homewood is a magical place where students are provided with academic rigor, alternative learning pathways, restorative practices, and most importantly lots of love.
Welcome to the Homewood Family! I am so proud to serve our Homewood Family and our community as the Assistant Principal of the Bridges Program, both the middle and high programs. I have the pleasure of working alongside the most dedicated and passionate staff in the county and am honored to be able to support all students at the Homewood Center. As a “Military Brat” I have lived in many different countries and states but decided to move to Howard County with my husband and both of my boys to live and serve in this amazing community. I have been so lucky to have been a part of the Howard County Public School System since 2005 as a special educator at LKMS, the Homewood Center in the Gateway Program and as a Special Education Resource teacher where I was blessed with the opportunity to learn and grow from colleagues, staff, students, families, and community members from all over our wonderful county. In 2015, I was able to return to my Homewood family as the Assistant Principal for the Bridges Program. My passion is in special education, I am a strong believer and advocate for restorative practices, and have worked to build a collaborative relationship with my students, families and community partners to the academic success, behavior growth and social emotional well-being for all of my students.
Stasha Swartz started teaching high school English in Washington County, MD in 2004. Since then, she has been a Library Media Specialist, teacher mentor, and administrator. Stasha came to the Howard County Public School System in 2015 and has worked as an administrator at Oakland Mills High School and Reservoir High School. She is eager and excited to now be at Homewood Center to continue to work with students, families, and staff. Stasha is passionate about learning and growth - academically, personally, and/or professionally - in an effort to help people experience success, find happiness, and enjoy life.
The Homewood Center includes two programs, Bridges and Gateway, each designed to meet the specific needs of individual students in grades 6-12. With a strong focus on restorative practices and social-emotional learning, Homewood believes in taking care of the whole child so that academic and post-secondary potential can be reached.
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HC BOE Representative: Dr. Chao Wu