Candace Ross,

Hello and welcome to Kensington Parkwood. I am the proud principal of this wonderful school and since my appointment in the spring of 2017 I have been able to exemplify and bring to life my values of commitment to students, embracing creativity and establishing positive relationships.  I began my career as a social studies teacher and then supported teachers as a consulting teacher and a staff development teacher in MCPS. My first position in administration was at Forest Oak Middle School in Gaithersburg MD. I  remained there for seven years before moving to administration at  the elementary level. I served as Assistant Principal at Cannon Road and Glenallen elementary school before my appointment as principal at Kensington Parkwood. I am excited to begin my twenty sixth year in public school  education.

 Our enrollment has grown to match the growth of our physical space as the result of our addition completion in 2019.  We have over 600 students in our K-5 classes and Autism program. We are a proud and very active member of the Green School community and our high student performance on state and county assessment is a reflection of our committed teaching staff. We are also home to many neighborhood girl scout and boy scout troops as well as a number of after school activities.

Please enjoy your virtual visit as you explore our website and learn more about us.

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Blair Pearce,
Assistant Principal

Originally from upstate New York, Syracuse by way of New York City, I began my career as an educator 11 years ago and have been with Montgomery County Public Schools for 7 years. I'm a graduate of St. Bonaventure University (Go Bonnies!) where I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education and my master's degree in Early Childhood Literacy. I later went on to attend Hood College where I earned a Certificate of Administration and Supervision. Whether as an administrator, mentor or coach, I love working with kids of all ages both in and outside of school. My passion for education is driven by my natural desire to be a contributor within the community. After 7 years with MCPS, I possess a diverse and well-rounded work experience having served as an elementary Special Education Reading and Math Teacher, middle school Math Teacher, and middle school Special Education Team Leader. 

In my spare time, I like to workout, play and coach softball and spend time with my husband. We are expecting our first child in November. 

I am passionate about my work as an educator and embrace each day with eagerness and an open heart. Working to make a difference and inspiring students to perform at their highest level has always guided my journey through this work. I stand ready each day to lead, serve and inspire others to be lifelong learners. I am truly looking forward to all the new faces and experiences this new school year will bring!

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