About Us

Troy Todd

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Troy Todd Principal Troy_Todd@hcpss.org 410-313-8066
Mr. Troy Todd has over twenty years as an educator in the Howard County Public School System, with thirteen years as a school based administrator. Mr. Todd began his teaching career at Dasher Green Elementary school in Columbia, MD. He then went on to Worthington Elementary School in Ellicott City, MD. Mr. Todd was honored to serve as Assistant Principal and then Principal at Running Brook Elementary School in Columbia, MD for the past thirteen years. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mr. Todd earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Morgan State University and earned a Master in Education from Loyola University. He has held various leadership positions in Howard County and as a teacher proudly earned the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Math Teacher of the Year award, and was also named the 2017 Washington Post Distinguished Principal of the Year for the Howard County Public School System. For his steadfast commitment to the community, Mr. Todd was named the 2017 NAACP Platinum Award recipient. When he’s not watching the Eagles play football, Mr. Todd loves to travel, spend time with his wife and son, and play basketball. Mr. Todd is so excited to begin a new journey and combine all of his unique academic endeavors, and life experiences to help build and create a model educational program at Hanover Hills Elementary School, which will be dedicated to helping each student reach their fullest potential.

Leslie Harmon

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Leslie Harmon Assistant Principal leslie_harmon@hcpss.org
Mrs. Harmon was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Mrs. Harmon taught at an elementary school in Atlanta, Georgia for two years. In 2003, Mrs. Harmon moved to Howard County and began her career with HCPSS. She worked in a variety of special education programs at Waterloo Elementary for five years before becoming a Resource Teacher with the Department of Special Education. After six years of being a Resource Teacher and traveling throughout the county, Mrs. Harmon transitioned into being the Assistant Principal at Bollman Bridge Elementary in Jessup. Bollman Bridge has been Mrs. Harmon’s home for the last four years. She is very excited to begin her fifth year as an Assistant Principal at Hanover Hills Elementary and her 16th year in HCPSS! Mrs. Harmon thrives on building relationships with students and families and has been recognized by the Howard County Special Education Community Advisory Committee for her dedication and support of students with disabilities. Mrs. Harmon lives in Ellicott City with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time outside with her family, traveling, and cooking in her spare time. Mrs. Harmon looks forward to being a Hanover Hills Husky and meeting all of the students and families!

School Overview

Hanover Hills Elementary School is a two-story building designed to accommodate 788 students in Pre‑Kindergarten through Grade 5. The school is adjacent to Thomas Viaduct Middle School in Oxford Square, a Howard County "Green" neighborhood.   
All classrooms are located on exterior walls with windows and are self-enclosed. Each grade level has its own distinct area.  
Building highlights include:
Outside classroom areas consisting of both an amphitheater and a gazebo.
Special Education spaces on each floor integrated for convenience to all grade levels.
A skylight that allows natural daylight to brighten the two-story, fully enclosed Media Center and the rooms surrounding it. 
A fine arts corridor on the second floor that includes both the art studios and music rooms.
Electric lighting controlled by occupancy and responsive to daylight. 
Green Learning Environment
Natural daylight.
Enhanced classroom acoustics. 
Improved indoor air quality.
Thermal comfort. 
Opportunities to integrate green features into the school's curriculum. 
Reduction of negative impacts on human health and the environment through the conservation of energy, water and material.
Hanover Hills Elementary School is the latest example of HCPSS’ commitment to sustainability, as recognized in Policy 6080. The school system is working toward earning a U.S. Green Building Council LEED “Gold” designation for the HHES building. 
HCPSS is one of only two school systems in the state to pursue all new school construction and full systemic renovations to be LEED “Certified” or better.




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.

HHES BOE Representative: Christina Delmont-Small