About Us

Molly Caroland

Molly Caroland Principal molly_caroland@hcpss.org

Amy Van Osdel

Amy Van Osdel Assistant Principal amy_van_osdel@hcpss.org

Brianna Yerashunas

Brianna Yerashunas Leadership Intern brianna_yerashunas@hcpss.org

School Overview


School Mascot: Hootie the Owl
School Colors: Turqouise and White
School Saying: We Are Ducketts

Together we are

Front facade of the DLES building

View school floor maps.


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

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 Amanda Gates, Rainbow Representative for DLES at amanda_gates@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.

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: Jacky McCoy