Responsibility - One of the Character Counts Pillars!

Instructional Leadership Team:

The Instructional Leadership Team collaborates to communicate effectively with stakeholders, promote a positive professional learning community, support staff through professional development, model best instructional practices, and monitor School Improvement Plan goals. Staff members and parents monitor and evaluate action plans at monthly SIP reviews. The four goal groups communicate with other stakeholders verbally and electronically through meetings and monitoring sheets.


Ann Dolan, Principal

I am thrilled to be the principal at Gaithersburg Middle School. I am beginning my 6th year as the principal and my 33rd year in MCPS. I began my career in MCPS as a Social Studies teacher and expanded by experience by serving as an instructional specialist for technology, coordinator for special initaitives and assistant principal. I am passionate about helping our students grow academically, socially and emotionally. In middle school, we want students to participate in a variety of experiences that help them form their own identity. 

Sharif Robinson, Assistant Principal

Hello, GMS family!  My name is Sharif Robinson and I am the eighth grade assistant principal.  This is my 18th year in MCPS and second year at GMS. Throughout my eighteen years, I have held the positions of assistant principal, resource teacher, and teacher. I look forward to having another great school year and serving the GMS community!  Please e-mail me ( if you have any questions or need any assistance. 

Kelly Bean, Assistant Principal

Hello, Gaithersburg Vikings!  My name is Kelly Bean and I am the seventh (7th) grade Assistant Principal.  This is my 16th year in Montgomery County Public Schools, with prior experience at Walter Johnson High School as a math teacher, Eastern Middle School as a math teacher and Math Content Specialist, and Kingsview Middle School as an Assistant School Administrator and Assistant Principal.  I look forward to serving the Gaithersburg Middle School community!  If there are any questions you have or there is anything you need, I am here for you!  Please e-mail me at