About Us

Cher Jones

Cher Jones Principal cher_jones@hcpss.org
After having been principal and assistant principal at Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City for the last 11 years, I come to Bonnie Branch with a large knowledge base of the Ellicott City community. Prior to being at DMS, I worked for the Office of Special Education and then taught at Patuxent Valley and Elkridge Landing middle schools. I received my BA degree from a small college in Pennsylvania (Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA) and continued with my education earning a master's degree in special education and then a second master's degree from Johns Hopkins in Administration and Supervision. I pride myself on being a "hands-on" administrator and I will work diligently each day to build relationships with our students, staff, and parents. I will base all of my decisions on what is best for students, and I encourage all parents to keep the lines of communication open with your child's teachers and administration.

Nan Brown

Nan Brown Assistant Principal nan_brown@hcpss.org
I have proudly served as the assistant principal of the best middle school in Howard County since 2008. Prior to arriving at BBMS, I have twenty-four years of experience in the Howard County Public School System as both a special education teacher and team leader. My undergraduate degree was earned at West Chester State University and my master's degree in School Administration and Supervision was earned at McDaniel College. In June 2013, I was honored to receive The Leann Young Award in recognition of my support of the BBMS Music Department. I am inspired to work with an outstanding and talented teaching staff and supportive community. I will continue my commitment to seeing our wonderful children excel academically in a climate where respect, responsibility, and relationships are modeled and valued. Go Sharks!

Aaron Tark

Aaron Tark Assistant Principal aaron_tark@hcpss.org
I feel fortunate to have been appointed to the Bonnie Branch Middle School family and I look forward to establishing positive relationships with students, staff, and community. I grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland and have now lived in Howard County with my wife and daughter for 10 years. I am Towson University graduate in Education and I earned my Master’s in Technology and Leadership and Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. I taught in the classroom for 10 years where I became a National Board Certified Teacher. This is my 11th year as a school administrator and look forward to doing whatever I can to support your child and family.

Michele Hewitt

Michele Hewitt Administrative Intern michele_hewitt@hcpss.org
EXCITED best describes how I feel about joining the Shark staff for the 2016-2017 school year! This is my 15th year serving students in public education. My previous teaching experience includes high school in both Michigan and Arizona. The past seven years of my career were spent at Hammond Middle School. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and my Master of Education degree from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids. I love middle school because of the visible academic and personal growth students exhibit as they evolve into teenagers during this life stage. I look forward to partnering with the Bonnie Branch community to ensure success for every student.

BBMS Vision

Every student is engaged in rigorous instruction in a strengths-based classroom that uses real life experiences to maximize student learning.

School Overview

Bonnie Branch Middle School Honor Roll Requirements:

  • Principal’s Honor Roll Straight A’s
  • Gold Honor Roll A’s and B’s
  • Silver Honor Roll A’s, B’s, and 1 C

This year, principals have been asked to have consistent honor roll titles across the county.  Starting 2nd quarter we will have the following honor rolls:

Principal’s Honor Roll Straight A’s

Gold Honor Roll A’s and B’s

Silver Honor Roll A’s, B’s, and 1 C

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.

BBMS BOE Representative: Christina Delmont-Small