Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Education, B.S. Psychology,M.Ed.Educational Leadership,Curriculum & Instruction
My name is Mrs. Whiteside and I am honored to be the new principal at New Hope Elementary School! I was born and raised in Rockville, Maryland in a family of educators. My mother was a science teacher and my father was a math teacher and Central Office employee in the technology field as computers moved from whole-room operations to microprocessors.
I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (home to Jimmy Stewart of It’s a Wonderful Life fame) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Psychology. After graduating I taught in both Florida and North Carolina before becoming an assistant principal and a principal. My Master’s degree is from Winthrop University in School Administration and Curriculum.
My 28 years in education have allowed me to work at the elementary through high school levels and I can most enthusiastically say that I love working with students at the elementary school. They come to us each day so excited to learn and open to new possibilities. I look forward to a great school year working together!