About Us

Dr. Burks

Dr. Tanisha Burks Principal Tanisha_Burks@hcpss.org
I am thrilled to be the principal of Fulton Elementary School. I have been in education for 14 years; serving the majority of my time with Alexandria City Public Schools. There, I had the honor of being a Special Education teacher, Special Education Literacy Coach, Response to Intervention Coordinator, and an Assistant Principal. Since 2017, I was an assistant principal at Fulton Elementary School and most recently have been afforded the opportunity to serve as Fulton’s principal. I attended The College of William and Mary for my undergraduate studies, Pennsylvania State University for my Master’s in Special Education and earned my Doctorate from George Washington University. Education and learning has always been a passion of mine. I remember at an early age playing “school” with my parents, stuffed animals, and dolls. With both my parents in education, as well as my aunts- education seemed like a natural fit for me. I have always viewed education as the key to open any door my heart desired to pursue. My hope as a principal is to instill that same passion into every child who enters our Fulton doors. My vision is to empower, equip, and inspire all students to be change agents by developing them as problem solvers, critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. I will work tirelessly to ensure that all students have equitable educational opportunities. For this to occur, it takes a partnership of committed and passionate administrators, staff, parents and community members. When I am not at Fulton, I spend my time with my husband, Kermit, and my twins Madie and Cole. We enjoy finding a new adventure on a trail, riding bikes by the water, and reading books. We can also be found cuddling with our Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Seines. Please feel free to stop by, call or e-mail me. I welcome your feedback!

Ms. Caroland

Mrs. Molly Caroland Assistant Principal Molly_Caroland@hcpss.org
It is a true gift that I am able to return this school year as one of Fulton Elementary's Assistant Principals. My passion for education, as well as supporting the success of all students, has been shaped by my experiences as a classroom teacher across all grade levels, and as a Math Support Teacher. I feel very strongly about education and look forward to joining with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging and high-quality elementary school experience. As a parent of two daughters, I recognize the significance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher, and I believe that by working together we can make certain your child’s social, emotional and academic needs are met. Children flourish when they have a person who genuinely invests in them, and is fair in decision-making. These two things are extremely important to me. If you ever have a concern regarding a specific situation or procedure please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ms. Laycock

Ms. Jennifer Laycock Assistant Principal Jennifer_Laycock@hcpss.org
I am thrilled to be joining this wonderful community as one of Fulton Elementary School’s Assistant Principals. 2019-20 will be my 13th year in Howard County. As a special educator, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, and instructional team leader, I have had the opportunity to work with students across grade levels preK-5 in various school buildings. I am dedicated to cultivating a safe and nurturing environment where all students are empowered to build on their strengths, experience success, and develop a love of learning. I am passionate about working with families and developing partnerships that will support the nurturing of your child emotionally as well as academically both within and outside the school building. I’m eager to get to know the students and families of Fulton Elementary and look forward to a wonderful school year. My door is always open, so please feel free to reach out anytime!

School Overview


The Fulton Elementary School community will implement innovative strategies that inspire individuality, while creating a respectful, inclusive, and diverse learning environment that facilitates and empowers academic achievement and well-being.


All stakeholders will be empowered to value diversity, nurture positive relationships and achieve individualized success in order to contribute to our global community.

Our Motto


 Freddie Falcon

School Profile: Fulton Elementary School
Fast facts about Fulton 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 2: Theo Cramer

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.

FES BOE Representative: Vicky Cutroneo