About Us

Maisha Strong

Maisha Strong, principal
Maisha Strong Principal Maisha_Strong@hcpss.org
Greetings! I am very honored and excited to join the Jeffers Hill Family as your new principal. It is our mission to continue to motivate, inspire and propel each and every member of our school family into our places of continual excellence as students, educators, parent-partners, community-based partners and life-long learners. Jeffers Hill is bursting with great potential to far exceed expectations and to produce learners and leaders who refuse to be average, overcome obstacles, and blaze trails that make great impact in our community and beyond. As I join the Jeffers Hill community, I am inspired to listen, learn and lead in the best interest of the priorities of our school community. I am thrilled to be part of such an outstanding team, working together to serve our students! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have a suggestion, concern, or just a "good story" to share! I look forward to working with you and your children! Please feel free to email me at maisha_strong@hcpss.org or phone: 410-313-6872.

Brian Vanisko

Brian Vanisko Assistant Principal brian_vanisko@hcpss.org
Welcome to Jeffers Hill Elementary School! We pride ourselves on providing a safe, nurturing, and welcoming learning environment that is preparing students to be college and career ready. I am proud to be the Assistant Principal of such an outstanding elementary school and a member of such an exemplary staff. You will find that Jeffers Hill Elementary offers an outstanding education that focuses on the whole child. Not only do I have 24 years of experience as an educator in the Howard County Public School System, including 13 years experience as a physical education teacher, but I am a graduate of HCPSS as well. I attended Bryant Woods Elementary (K - 5th Grade), Wilde Lake Middle (6th Grade), Harper's Choice Middle (7th & 8th Grade), and Centennial High (9th - 12th Grade.) As I begin my 6th year at Jeffers Hill, I am delighted to be in my 11th year as an Assistant Principal in Howard County. I look forward to working with all the students, staff, parents and community members. My door is always open, so please feel free to stop by. If you would prefer to send me an email I can be reached at bvanisko@hcpss.org. I can also be reached here at Jeffers Hill ES by calling (410) 313-6872.

School Overview

Vision:  Our positive and diverse learning community instills high academic and social expectations for every student, inspiring lifelong learning and preparing our students for the future.

Mission: We are a diverse learning community that prepares our students through dynamic opportunities to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Motto: At JHES, we inspire greatness!

PDS Partnership

Jeffers Hill Elementary is proud to be a part of the PDS program. To learn more about it, please view the brochure.

School Profile: Jeffers Hill Elementary School
Fast facts about Jeffers Hill 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 2: Theo Cramer

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.

JHES BOE Representative: Sandra H. French