About Us

Andrew Cockley

Andrew Cockley Principal Andrew_Cockley@hcpss.org
I am excited to be joining the Bonnie Branch Middle School community this year. My background in school administration covers 19 years in multiple school systems and levels and I enjoy getting to know new people in each of the communities I serve. At Bonnie Branch there is a rich tradition for success that I will look to build upon and I will do everything possible to help make your child's experience a positive one as they prepare for high school and beyond. I started my career in education as a middle school teacher and taught math and computer science throughout high school as well. My degrees come from Gettysburg College (Bachelor of Arts in Management and Finance), Arcadia University (Masters in Math Education), and Johns Hopkins University (Masters in School Administration and Doctorate of Education). I love to learn and hope to instill this in our students too. Being an avid runner and cyclist, I love that Bonnie Branch is located so close to some of the best trail systems around. I look forward to meeting you this year! Andrew Cockley, Ed.D.

Carol Ketterman

Carol Ketterman Assistant Principal Carol_Ketterman@hcpss.org
I have been an assistant principal in Howard County for the last 7 years. Prior to being an administrator, I worked as an elementary and middle school special educator. I received my undergraduate degree from Towson University and earned my master's degree from Johns Hopkins in Administration and Supervision. I am looking forward to the new school year and working with the students, staff, and parents of the Bonnie Branch community.

Michele Hewitt

Michele Hewitt Assistant Principal michele_hewitt@hcpss.org
THRILLED best describes how I feel about continuing to be part of the BBMS administrative team. This is my 17th year serving students in public education. My previous teaching experience includes high school in both Michigan and Arizona and as well as seven years as a middle school educator in Howard County. 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

School Map

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School Profile: Bonnie Branch Middle School
Fast facts about Bonnie Branch MS listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.

MSDE Individual School Performance Report
The Individual School Performance Report for each school is provided by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and reflects the school's proficiency levels on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA).

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.

BBMS BOE Representative: Kirsten Coombs