About Us

Deborah Holmes

Deborah Holmes Principal deborah_holmes@hcpss.org
Welcome to Gorman Crossing! I am excited to be a part of a community that has a reputation for working together to ensure the best for all students. I look forward to working with all students, staff members, and parents as we work together to create an environment that promotes academic, social, and emotional growth for all children. As principal, I maintain an open door policy. Please feel free to come in to the office, call, or email (deborah_caldwell@hcpss.org) with any questions, comments, or concerns you would like to share. I look forward to working with you and your children!

Gillian Spivey

Gillian Spivey Assistant Principal gillian_spivey@hcpss.org
I am very excited to be a part of Gorman Crossing Elementary School. Prior to coming to GCES, I taught at Atholton ES, Running Brook ES, and Swansfield ES. I have also taught in South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington State. I have taught all grade K-5 as a classroom teacher or interventionist. My undergraduate degree is from Towson and my Administration/Supervision degree is from Johns Hopkins. I look forward to serving the students, staff, and community of Gorman Crossing. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

School Overview


We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world.


Every student is inspired to learn and empowered to excel.

Goal 1: Students
Every student achieves academic excellence in an inspiring, engaging, and supportive environment.

Goal 2: Staff
Every staff member is engaged, supported, and successful.

Goal 3: Families and the Community
Families and the community are engaged and supported as partners in education.

Goal 4: Organization
Schools are supported by world-class organizational practices.

Adapted from the HCPSS Strategic Plan, Vision 2018


Gordy Gator

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.

GCES BOE Representative: Mavis Ellis