About Us

Lenore Schiff

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Lenore Schiff Principal lenore_schiff@hcpss.org
Greetings! I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you from our Pointers Run staff. You will find we have over 120 talented, hard working, and caring adults that will work effectively with your child and with your family. This is my third year at Pointers Run and I previously served as the assistant principal of Swansfield Elementary School for two years. Before moving into school administration, I was a school psychologist, school counselor, and special educator. As principal, it is my goal that every student, as well as staff member is engaged, supported, and successful. At PRES a focus on the whole child is central to our strategic plan and school improvement as we continue to concentrate on academic rigor, performance, and student engagement. Our goal is to help all our students become life-long learners and contributing members of society. We welcome collaboration and benefit greatly from our partnerships with parents and community. We highly value strong home-school connections. We hope that you will become active in our school programs, such as volunteering in your child’s classroom and supporting the PTA. I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with Pointers Run’s students and their families at this pivotal time in their lives. As principal, I maintain an open door policy. Please feel free to come in to the office, call, or email lenore.schiff@hcpss.org with any questions, comments, or concerns you would like to share. I hope that this school year holds a great deal of positive experiences for your child educationally. Again, I look forward to helping anyway I can to provide the best possible education for your child. Lenore Schiff, Principal

Trish Lannon

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Trish Lannon Assistant Principal trish_lannon@hcpss.org
Hello and welcome to Pointers Run ES! I am very excited to join the staff, students, and community of a school that is academically rigorous, works hard to engage all learners, and prepares children to be lifelong learners. This will be my 10th year as an assistant principal. I spent 5 years as an AP at West Friendship ES and then 4 years as an AP at Stevens Forest ES. Prior to that, I taught 1st grade at Clemens Crossing ES for 3 years before transferring to Ilchester ES where I taught 2nd grade and 5th grade for 7 years. I am a proud product of HCPSS schools, having attended Phelps Luck ES, Ellicott City MS (which is now called Ellicott Mills MS), and Howard HS. My husband and I have 3 children who have also attended HCPSS schools: our son graduated from Howard HS in 2012 and our daughters will be a freshman and a senior at Howard HS this year. I hold two bachelor degrees from Towson University - one in Art and the second in Elementary Education. I received my master's degree from Loyola College in Administration & Supervision. We will be working hard each and every day to support the school system's goals for achieving Vision 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me anytime at trish_lannon@hcpss.org or call the front office. My door is always open and I look forward to getting to know everyone. Trish Lannon, Assistant Principal

School Overview

School Hours: Arrival 9:10-9:25   Dismisal 3:45-3:55

School Colors: Green and White

School Mascot: Pointer Dog


Kindness Seal 2017

Environmental Reports

Suspected mold growth found in one room at Pointers Run on August 19 was found to result from an unlocked window, which resulted in elevated humidity in that room.

Additional localized instances of mold reported at the school on September 8 were found to result from elevated humidity levels caused by two fans that continued to run overnight after all fans should have been off. This situation was corrected in September.

Building Dynamics LLC reported that all surfaces where mold had been found have been sanitized, and the building is safe to occupy.

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.

PRES BOE Representative: Bess Altwerger