Principal’s Message  


    I am extremely honored and happy to join the Tracey’s community as the new principal. I am looking forward to working with our dynamic staff, dedicated parents, and involved community members. Most of all, I look forward to working with your children and continuing the outstanding work that is taking place at Tracey’s Elementary.


    I know that Tracey’s has a history of great administrators and leaders. I fully understand that I have some big shoes to fill. Rest assured that my goal will be to continue to build on what everyone has worked so hard to achieve, and to use that strong foundation to keep Tracey’s Elementary roaring. Together, we will continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities and academic excellence for all of our students.


    As a wife and a parent of a little girl, I recognize the importance of family and having a strong home-school connection. I believe family always comes first, and that parents are every child’s first teacher. I also believe that by working together, we can make sure that your child's social, emotional, and academic needs are met.


    Before joining Tracey’s Elementary, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. Some of the roles I have held were teaching both primary and intermediate grades, Behavioral Specialist in Annapolis, Assistant Principal at Solley Elementary, and lastly Principal at Severn Elementary. My academic background includes a Masters of Arts in Administration and Supervision, and a Bachelor of Science in Early and Elementary Education.


    I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers and creating positive relationships with students, parents, and community members. The elementary school years are important and critical times for students. What happens during these years will have a lasting impression on their growth and development. My goal is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment that is safe and respectable for our students to receive the best possible academic instruction. I am confident that our school will continue to be a place where your children can learn and grow academically and socially.


    I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and begin my relationship with your children, our teachers, and the Tracey’s Elementary School community.


    Your Proud Principal,

    Heather Garris