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 fourteen 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 fourteen 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. Hanover Hills Elementary is dedicated to helping each student reach their fullest potential! Mr. Todd is so excited to continue on his journey at Hanover Hills and combine all of his unique academic endeavors, as well as life experiences, to help build and create a model educational program at Hanover Hills Elementary School.

Shari Lorch

Shari Lorch Assistant Principal shari_lorch@hcpss.org
Mrs. Lorch is proud to have been chosen as the newest husky to serve as Hanover Hills Elementary’s Assistant Principal! She began her career in occupational therapy in 1992 and joined the staff of Howard County Public Schools in 2006. Prior to this, Mrs. Lorch was on staff with local hospitals and nursing homes, provided support to the Infant and Toddlers Program at local school systems, as well as worked in New Jersey at the Mercer County Jr/Sr School supporting students with special needs. Mrs. Lorch most recently served on staff at Hanover Hills Elementary School and Thomas Viaduct Middle School, and is proud to be returning home. During her tenure, she has provided support as an Acting Instructional Team Leader (ITL) in the Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC), Special Education, and also served as an Acting Assistant Principal at Running Brook Elementary School supporting Principal Todd. She is also the co-creator of a pilot program which centers on the use of block code to support students with autism spectrum disorder. She is a national and international presenter on this topic. Mrs. Lorch believes strongly in the balance of work, play, and sleep, and is passionate about diversity and inclusion in education. When not at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and her daughter, as well as a feisty wheaten terrier. Mrs. Lorch enjoys flower gardening, is an avid DIY-er, and loves to spend time at the beach. She looks forward to continuing to partner with Principal Todd to support the Hanover Hills community!

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.

 

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Community Superintendent

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Community Superintendent Area 2: Theo Cramer

Board of Education Representative

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HHES BOE Representative: Sabina Taj