About Us

Molly Caroland

Molly Caroland Principal molly_caroland@hcpss.org
Welcome to Ducketts Lane Elementary School! It is with great enthusiasm to be joining a community that has a reputation for coming together to support all students. I look forward to working with all students, staff members and parents to continue to provide an environment that promotes academic, social, and emotional growth for all children. As principal, I welcome your input and if at any time you have concerns, suggestions, or ideas, please feel free to share them with me.

Shateya Folks

Shateya Folks Assistant Principal shateya_folks@hcpss.org
I am originally from Upstate New York and have lived in Maryland with my husband for 18 years. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my 11 year old son, Matthias and 6-year-old son, Tristan. We also just recently added a new fur baby, Appa, to the Folks family. Appa is our 9 month old yellow lab and is getting big and growing FAST! In my spare time, I love shopping, listening to music, reading a good book, dancing, spending time with my family, traveling and recently started our family hobby of bike riding!!

School Overview

DLES profile with data on school

Where our strengths shine! Our students say: 95% of us, have a best friend at school, 92% of us, have an adult who cares about us, 89% of us, feel safe at school. Our strengths are: achieving, caring, competing, confidence, dependability, discoverer, future thinker, organizer, presence, and relating.

front facade of the DLES building

Front facade of the DLES building

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Extracurricular Activities

Ducketts Lane students have the opportunity to participate in extracuricular activities such as those listed below. For more information, contact the program's event coordinator.

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

  • To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
  • To provide extra sets of eyes and ears throughout the school building during the student day.
  • You can learn more about WATCH D.O.G.S. at https://dadsofgreatstudents.com/index.php/default/

HowardCounty Recreation and Parks Before and After Care - (410) 313 - 7275

LEED Certification

Logo: 2015 LEED Gold Certification

Ducketts Lane Elementary School was given a LEED certified Gold Status in 2015.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Ducketts Lane Elementary School is among a small percentage of Howard County and Maryland schools to have earned LEED certification, which recognizes a commitment to environmental sustainability.

HCPSS Rainbow Representaive

Rainbow Representatives have been added to each HCPSS school.  The purpose of a Rainbow Representatives ensure that schools are allies and advocates for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families. The school Rainbow Representative attends quarterly meetings; receives and disseminates information regarding LGBTQIA+ topics of interest to the school and school community as appropriate; and provides instructional support for educators. Be on the lookout for frequent RAINBOW Report updates in the DLES newsletter. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jennifer Roussillon, Rainbow Representative for DLES at jennifer_roussillon@hcpss.org.  

School Profile: Ducketts Lane Elementary School
Fast facts about Ducketts Lane 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: Jennifer A Robinson

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.

DLES BOE Representative: Christina Delmont-Small