About Us

Michelle Leader

Michelle Leader Principal Michelle_Leader@hcpss.org 410-313-6886
Welcome to Phelps Luck Elementary! I feel very lucky and blessed to be the principal of Phelps Luck Elementary. I have been in education for 21 years, all in Howard County! I am a Howard County graduate, received my Bachelors Degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, and my Masters from Loyola University. We truly have the BEST school in Howard County with dedicated and caring staff! It is our commitment to student learning and growth that helps our students shine! 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.

Connie L. Fowlkes

Connie Fowlkes
Connie L. Fowlkes Assistant Principal connie_fowlkes@hcpss.org 410-313-6886
Hello and Welcome to Phelps Luck Elementary School. At PLES, we believe children are our most valuable resources and we all work together to ensure our students’ academic achievement as well as their social and emotional growth. I am proud to be a part of the Phelps Luck learning community where students are academically challenged and supported by a positive, safe, and nurturing environment. Prior to becoming an assistant principal at PLES, I served as assistant principal at Running Brook Elementary and Elkridge Elementary schools. I was a classroom teacher for several years in grades 2nd, 3rd and 4th. I am looking forward to a year filled with learning and building new positive relationships with our students, staff, parents and community members. Please feel free to stop in and introduce yourself so we can begin building a collaborative relationship. As always, I am looking forward to partnering with you to support your child’s elementary school experience. Along with staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Phelps Luck by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.

Sandra McGraw

Sandra McGraw Assistant Principal sandra_mcgraw@hcpss.org 410-313-6886
Welcome to the Home of the Falcons, Phelps Luck Elementary School, where I am very blessed to serve as an Assistant Principal. I am a veteran educator who has served as a teacher, International Studies Program Coordinator and Assistant Principal at all school levels for over 20 years. I am a product of the Maryland school system and received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and my Masters from Bowie State University. I have also led missions, humanitarian and educational trips to different countries around the world. I am excited to be a part of the Phelps Luck community and am looking forward to working with everyone to make this year the best year ever!

School Overview

40 Years of Excellence!


The mission of the Howard County Public School System is to ensure excellence in teaching and learning so that each student will participate responsibly in a diverse and changing world.

School Mascot: The Falcon

School Colors: Red and Black

School Affirmation

LEED Certification

Logo: 2015 LEED Silver Certification

Phelps Luck Elementary School was given a LEED certified Silver Status in 2015.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Phelps Luck 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. 

School Profile: Phelps Luck Elementary School
Fast facts about Phelps Luck 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 Peduzzi

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.

PLES BOE Representative: Vicky Cutroneo