Dear Hamilton Families,

After much thought and consideration, I am writing this letter to inform you that, for personal reasons, I have decided not to return to Hamilton as principal next year.


My nine years at Hamilton have been so rewarding. I am proud of the work we have done in educating children, supporting families, and of being a part of a team that cares deeply about the lives of others. While the decision was difficult, I am excited for a new chapter in my life and for the greatness that still lies ahead for the Hamilton Family.


The search for a new school leader will be led by Ms. Haynes, the School Family Council Chair. During this time of Covid-19, the process will look slightly different than in the past, but it is in excellent hands so that the committee can make the best choice for the HEMS community.


Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your children.


Be safe and take care,



Patricia Otway-Drummond

Proud Principal

Hamilton Elementary Middle School

Hamilton Elementary Middle School

6101 Old Harford Road

Baltimore, MD 21214 

(410) 396-6375

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