About Us

Laurel Porter

Laurel Porter Principal laurel_porter@hcpss.org
I am so happy to begin my fifth year as principal at Swansfield Elementary School. Prior to coming to Swansfield in 2017, I served as both Assitant Principal and Principal at Longfellow Elementary from 2009-2017, as Math Support Teacher at Swansfield Elementary from 2005-2009, and as a classroom teacher at both Bellows Spring Elementary and Dasher Green Elementary (now Cradlerock) from 2002-2005. I am very excited for the upcoming school year.

Howard Carter

Howard Carter Assistant Principal howard_carter@hcpss.org
I am very excited to begin my fifth year as a Swan and my 16th year in education! It is my pleasure to be able to work with all of the students of Swansfield on a daily basis. I look forward to seeing all of the smiling faces and welcoming students for in-person learning!

Courtney Madden

Courtney Madden Assistant Principal courtney_madden@hcpss.org
Hello Swans! I taught and have been an administrator in HCPSS for 15 years. I am so excited to be joining this amazing community as one of your Assistant Principals! Over the summer I loved spending time with my husband and son. I look forward to getting to know you all this year!

School Overview

Excellence Starts Here!

We TAP our students' interests, TUNE our instruction with what we learn and TRANSFORM their progress!

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School Profile: Swansfield Elementary School
Fast facts about Swansfield 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.

SES BOE Representative: Jolene Mosley