About Us

Sean Martin

Principal Martin
Sean Martin Principal sean_martin@hcpss.org

Nigel LaRoche

Assistant Principal La Roche
Nigel LaRoche Assistant Principal nigel_laroche@hcpss.org
Mr La Roche received his undergraduate degree from Wolverhapton Polytechnic, England and his graduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University, where he also received his Administration certification. Mr. La Roche taught at the Elementary level for 6 years in Howard County, before becoming a Resource Teacher with The Department of Special Education for 8 years. Mr La Roche lives in Howard County. He enjoys helping students reach their full potential, as they grow into respectful and responsible individuals.

Christy Conklin

Leadership Intern, Ms Conklin
Christy Conklin Leadership Intern christy_conklin@hcpss.org
I am very excited to join Waterloo Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year as the Leadership Intern. This is my second year as a Leadership Intern. I have been an educator for 20 years. During this time, I taught third grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade. I also was a Reading Specialist and a Reading Support Teacher for the Howard County School System. I earned my undergraduate degree from UMBC, my Master's degree from Loyola University and my Administration certificate from Johns Hopkins University. At home, I enjoy spending time with my two children and my husband. I look forward to partnering with the administrative team, our staff, students and families to cultivate a vibrant learning community.

School Overview


The Waterloo Elementary School community will ensure an exemplary learning and teaching environment where each student participates in a safe, respectful, and responsible manner.

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.

WATES BOE Representative: Sandra H. French