About Us

Mrs. Shindel

Mrs. Shindel Principal Melissa_Shindel@hcpss.org 410-313-5022
Welcome to Mayfield Woods Middle School! As the proud principal at Mayfield Woods it is my honor to serve and work collaboratively with such an outstanding and supportive community of students, staff, parents and families. During my twenty-two years in education, I have worked as a middle school English teacher, project manager, instructional specialist, middle school assistant principal and middle school principal. I came to the Howard County Public School System in 2006 and to Mayfield Woods Middle School in 2015. Born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, my husband and I moved to Howard County because of the stellar reputation of its schools. I am proud to serve my local community, have my three children attend schools in HCPSS, and be a part of the tradition of educational excellence here in Howard County. The collaborative partnership between school administrators, teachers, support staff, students, parents and the community is critical to the academic and developmental success of every child. I value our strong community and welcome each of you to Mayfield Woods Middle School as an important partner in your child’s education.

Mr. Murray

Mr. Murray Assistant Principal Mark_Murray@hcpss.org 410-313-5022

Ms. Stevens

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Ms. Stevens Assistant Principal Monica_Stevens@hcpss.org 410-313-5022
Welcome to Mayfield Woods Middle School! I am very excited as the Assistant Principal to work with such dedicated staff, hard-working students, supportive parents and a caring community. This year I am entering my first year at Mayfield Woods Middle and my Fifteenth year in Howard County. I started my teaching career at Oakland Mills Middle as the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and then transitioned into their Leadership Intern. I was born in Charlotte, NC but grew up in Howard County. I knew early on from my years as a student here in Howard County Public Schools that I wanted to return to teach, motivate and encourage teens to achieve their goals. I am honored to be the Assistant Principal here at Mayfield Woods Middle. I’m looking forward to this year and collaborating with staff to provide students a supportive environment where they can be inspired and engaged while achieving academic success. I am equally excited about partnering with our parents and community to support our students and school community.

School Overview

Mayfield Woods MS will be a community of learning where all students reach their academic potential in a safe, stimulating, and diverse environment.

Maryland Green School Portfolio

Healthy Schools Silver Award

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.

MWMS BOE Representative: Sandra H. French