About Us

Jonathan E. Davis

Jonathan E. Davis Principal jonathan_davis@hcpss.org
I look forward to being your principal at Guilford Elementary. It's been a busy transition and I am eager to have the school year start. Prior to joining Guilford, I have been a principal for the last eleven years, six at Bollman Bridge Elementary and five at Swanfield Elementary. In addition to my time as principal, I served as an Assistant Principal at Phelps Luck Elementary and Pointers Run Elementary. Prior to becoming an administrator, I taught third and fifth grades at Bollman Bridge, Manor Woods, and Phelps Luck. On a personal note, my wife, Lisa is a HCPSS fifth grade teacher and we have two active boys. Our oldest is entering middle school and our youngest will be a second grader this year. We live in Ellicott City and most of our free time is spent at either soccer or swim practice. I look forward to getting to know you and your children throughout the school year.

Connie Stahler

Connie Stahler Assistant Principal and Bridges Site Coordinator connie_stahler@hcpss.org
I am excited to be working at Guilford Elementary School as the assistant principal. I look forward to a year of learning and building relationships with students, staff and the community. Prior to coming to Guilford Elementary, I served as the assistant principal at Waverly Elementary and Forest Ridge Elementary. As a teacher, I taught grades 1, 2, and 4. My love for teaching and learning will be shared with all. Please feel free to stop in and introduce yourself, so we can begin building a collaborative relationship that will benefit you and your child.

School Overview

Aerial photo of GES students spelling out G...E...S.

The Mission of Guilford Elementary School is to ensure excellence in teaching and learning in a safe, welcoming school environment, which will allow each student to develop and embrace the opportunities afforded to them so that they will participate responsibly in our diverse and changing world.

Our Vision at Guilford Elementary School is to maintain a collaborative learning community reflective of the partnership we share between the students, parents and our dedicated staff. Through this partnership, we continually strive to ensure the academic success of all students by encouraging their academic, physical, emotional, and social development so as to direct their paths toward college and career readiness.

Mascot: Tiger

Motto: "First Steps on the path to college and beyond..."

Guilford Students ROAR with Success!

R - Respect of Self,Others & Property
O - Ownership of Actions
A - Positive Attitudes
R - Responsibility

Maryland Green School Portfolio:  In 2018, Guilford Elementary School was re-certified as a Green School.  This was the result of a collaborative effort between families, students, staff, and our wonderful community.  We are very proud of our contributions to the environment and are always looking for new and innovative ways to GO GREEN.  

To view out Green School Re-certification application click on the following link:   https://sites.google.com/hcpss.me/ges-green-school-app-2/home

School Profile: Guilford Elementary School
Fast facts about Guilford 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.

GES BOE Representative: Bess Altwerger, Ed.D.