About Us

Denise Lancaster

Denise Lancaster Principal denise_lancaster@hcpss.org
Welcome to Deep Run Elementary! I am very excited to be joining the Deep Run family. As I begin my 19th year in Howard County I feel very fortunate to be a member of a dedicated staff and active school community. I am excited to bring my skills as an educational leader to Deep Run and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's academic success. Along with staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Deep Run by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband and I have three children who attended and graduated from Howard County schools. Their education in Howard County served them well. They are now college graduates and are now working in their careers of choice: engineering, speech-language pathology, and nursing. As a school we pride ourselves in providing a safe, nurturing, and welcoming environment while encouraging our students to reach their full academic potential. In addition to academic growth, we want to ensure our students grow in the arts and develop their artistic and musical talents. We also provide an environment where children can develop social and physical fitness skills. Deep Run provides an education where children continually learn and grow while experiencing the world around them.

Sophia Quirk

Sophia Quirk Assistant Principal Sophia_Quirk@hcpss.org
I am so excited to join the Deep Run family as your new Assistant Principal this year! I am committed to ensuring that every single student at Deep Run is provided amazing opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed. Alongside our dedicated staff, I am thrilled to get to know our students, both academically and as individual members of our vibrant community. I look forward to building strong relationships with not only our students and staff, but with our many families and community partners as well. It has been an incredible experience to become a part of Deep Run and it is evident that our school community is strong, involved, and committed to excellence in education. The 2017-18 school year will mark my tenth year with Howard County Public Schools where I have served as a second grade teacher as well as a K-5 Instructional Technology teacher. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my husband, Joe, and my son, Joe Joe. We enjoy playing sports, taking trips to the beach, and exploring the many areas of Howard County while taking walks with our dog, Charlie. I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve at Deep Run and know we will have a wonderful year together.

Daniel Notari

Daniel Notari Assistant Principal daniel_notari@hcpss.org
I couldn't be more excited to join the Deep Run learning community for the 2016-2017 school year! I look forward to partnering with my administrative team, our staff, students and families to cultivate a vibrant learning environment where each and every Deep Run student is inspired to learn and empowered to excel. I am entering my 18th year serving the Howard County Public School System. During this time I taught fifth grade at Steven’s Forest Elementary, served as third and fifth grade Instructional Team Leader at Bushy Park Elementary and spent two years as Math Focus Teacher at Longfellow Elementary. I began my administrative career in 2011 as Leadership Intern at Waterloo Elementary. I most recently served as Assistant Principal at Longfellow Elementary for the past 4.5 years. I have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Bloomsburg University, an Advanced Certificate in Study in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations from Notre Dame of Maryland University and hold Administration & Supervision I and II Certifications. If I am away from school, I am most likely spending time with my wife and our two boys. I enjoy traveling, playing basketball, swimming and reading during my free time. I am also an avid sports fan. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve our school and school community as Assistant Principal. Please don't hesitate to contact me throughout the school year if I can be of assistance in any way. I am looking forward to a great 2016-2017 school year here at Deep Run!

School Overview

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. At Deep Run Elementary School, we take pride in ensuring that our vision for students provides them with opportunities to be successful and productive citizens. With over 820 students and 130 staff members, Deep Run is a busy, vibrant and engaged learning enviornment in which student flourish, grow and succeed. Our staff values the connections we make with our community, our families and our students. Our instructional practices align with our Superintendent's Vision 2018 strategic plan. They reflect the belief that every student should achieve academic excellence in an inspriring, engaging, and supportive environment. 

By working in partnership with our families and community, we help to ensure that Deep Run Elementary School is a place that values family and community engagement. We hope you will take a moment to look at our web site, read about the exciting things taking place daily at our school, and use our web site as a tool for connecting with us. Please take time to virtually locate your child's grade level web page for important updates and information specific to that grade level. In addition, you'll find email addressess for all of our staff so that you can easily contact with them should the need arise. 

Deep Run students are reminded daily of the expectations and responsibilities that come with being a member of the Deep Run school community. Our students represent our staff, and our school, everywhere they go. It's our expectation that our students demonstrate positive behavior in every school setting and within our community. We hope you will join us in nuturing the development of our students so that they may become productive members of our community. It's the Deep Run way, and something that we know will positively impact students in year's to come. 

Thanks for visiting our website. Feel free to send me a comment or an email at this address: Denise_Lancaster@hcpss.org

Environmental Reports

All environmental reports have been moved to the Indoor Environmental Quality page.

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.

DRES BOE Representative: Sandra H. French