About Us

Gillian Spivey

Gillian Spivey Principal Gillian_Spivey@hcpss.org
I am very excited to be a part of Running Brook Elementary School. Prior to coming to RBES, 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 Running Brook. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Kelly Grenzer

Kelly Grenzer Assistant Principal Kelly_Grenzer@hcpss.org
I am thrilled to be joining the team at Running Brook this year! I have worked in the Howard County Public School System for 19 years. I have worked at Saint Johns Lane Elementary as a classroom teacher and at Fulton Elementary as a special educator, classroom teacher and instructional team leader. For the last 6 years, I have served as a Reading Support Teacher at a variety of schools including, Ducketts Lane Elementary, Guildford Elementary, Pointers Run Elementary, Rockburn Elementary and Gorman Crossing Elementary. I am excited to collaborate with the students, staff and community at Running Brook!

School Overview

Running Brook Elementary School’s motto is “Reaching the Best in Every Student.” Our staff of committed, caring teachers and support personnel strives to meet each child’s individual needs and unique abilities.

Running Brook is committed to providing each child and family with the supports they need for success. The Bridges Over Wilde Lake grant provides students and families with after-school enrichment and academic activities. Running Brook receives technical and material support to improve the academic skills of our students and continue to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Our Reading and Math Support Teachers assist classroom teachers in developing instructional strategies based upon student needs. Additional teachers allow small group instruction in reading and math and we offer a technology curriculum designed to infuse content knowledge with computer skills and enhance our student’s college and career readiness.

The support of our PTA, community, volunteers and business partners allows Running Brook to provide a truly outstanding environment for our students.

Our staff and students at Running Brook are committed to educational excellence and life-long learning while developing a positive school environment where quality teaching and successful learning are prized and supported. The Running Brook staff takes pride in knowing each student as a learner, and instilling in all children a love and respect for learning.

Our diversity is one of our biggest strengths and we continually work to provide a culturally inclusive environment for all of our students and their families. There is truly a “Running Brook Way” that is distinct from that of other elementary schools, and we are proud to have staff members who are always striving to “Reach the BEST in Every Student”!

School Profile: Running Brook Elementary School
Fast facts about Running Brook 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.

RBES BOE Representative: Dr. Linfeng Chen