About Us

Julie Schruefer

Julie Schruefer Principal julie_schruefer@hcpss.org

Leslie Brickner

Leslie Brickner Assistant Principal leslie_brickner@hcpss.org 410-313-7142
Having grown up in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, I began my career in 1992 as a 3rd grade teacher in Memphis. After one year, I had the opportunity to move to Maryland, where I started teaching at Hammond Elementary School. I taught at Hammond for several years and also had the opportunity to teach at Jeffers Hill Elementary for many years. After my stint in the classroom, I spent 7 years as a mathematics support teacher. In 2010, I was promoted to assistant principal at Rockburn Elementary School. I am so excited to be the new assistant principal at Pointers Run Elementary School. I am very fortunate to have the support of an amazing team here and look forward to growing and learning with the staff, students, and community. As an educator for over 25 years, I have learned that developing strong relationships is the key to a successful school. Teachers, support staff, administration, parents and students need to work together to make the school year successful, memorable and enjoyable. I believe that all children can learn, if equity and relationships are at the core of decisions and actions that we take as a school. I believe that a positive and supportive climate is essential to nurturing the growth of our students. On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Ed, and two teenage children, Cameron, a 17-year-old girl, and Jordan, a 14-year-old boy. I also have a 4-legged “child,” Cooper, my beloved 6-year old Cava Tzu. We spend a lot of time traveling to Jordan’s soccer events or Cameron’s Girl Scout activities, but when there’s time, I enjoy listening to books and music and spending time with friends. I enjoy visiting the ocean and mountains and sitting outside with a great cup of coffee with Cooper by my side. I look forward to meeting all of you as the school year progresses. Please contact me with any questions, thoughts or concerns.

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.

School Profile: Pointers Run Elementary School
Fast facts about Pointers Run ES listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.

MSDE School Report Card
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) School Report Card reflects overall school performance using a combination of academic and school quality indicators.

Community Superintendent

With a focus on instruction as a birth-through-graduation continuum, Community Superintendents better position the school system to support students throughout their entire journey with HCPSS. View community superintendents by regional area.

Community Superintendent Area 1: Patrick Saunderson

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: Kirsten Coombs