About Us

Dr. Rachel Edoho-Eket, Principal

Dr. Rachel Edoho-Eket Principal rachel_edoho-eket@hcpss.org
My name is Rachel Edoho-Eket [pronounced: ED-OH-ECK- IT] and it is truly an honor and privilege to serve as Principal of Waterloo Elementary school! I am very excited to work alongside our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Janet Yarn as we partner together to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students. Waterloo takes pride in its commitment to excellence and the great partnership that is fostered between home and school. We are very fortunate to have such talented students who are guided and inspired by our dedicated staff and supportive families. Our mission at Waterloo Elementary School is to ensure an exemplary learning and teaching environment where each student participates in a safe, respectful, and responsible manner. We are committed to engaging all students and nurturing their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development in a world-class learning environment. My desire is that all students will perform at their highest potential, and I am confident that our students will continue to achieve great success with your ongoing involvement and support. This upcoming school year will mark my 19th year in public education. Before becoming a Principal, I served as an elementary school teacher, mentor teacher, instructional team leader, and Assistant Principal. I am a proud graduate of the Howard County Public School System and am very fortunate to call Howard County my home! As a lifelong learner, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Professional Practice. Although I have always felt at home in the classroom, it is in my position as an administrator that I have felt most fulfilled in my life’s work. The elementary principalship provides me with the daily opportunity to collaborate with teachers and parents, while remaining closely connected to students in the classroom. As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or items you would like to discuss. I can be reached by phone at 410-313-5014 or by email at rachel_edoho-eket@hcpss.org. It is with a strong commitment that I serve Waterloo Elementary School. I am eager to learn and lead together, and look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2024-2025 school year!

Janet Yarn

Janet Yarn Assistant Principal Janet_Yarn@hcpss.org
I am excited to be the assistant principal at Waterloo ES. I have been in the field of education for the past 20 years in Howard County. I began my career teaching middle school reading with a focus on technology. I later received my Master's degree in School Library Media. I began teaching in elementary school as a Media and Technology teacher as well as a Title I math interventionist. After receiving my certification in administration, I joined the Waterloo family as Assistant Principal. I love working with students in the academic setting as well as helping them grow socially and emotionally. I believe that trusted relationships between families and the school community will provide our students with a strong foundation to be successful. I look forward to building those relationships with our Waterloo students and families. I have raised 5 children in the Howard County School system. They are currently grown and raising families in Utah and Texas. In my free time, I enjoy being out in nature, reading, and spending time with my husband, children, and many grandchildren.

School Overview

Waterloo Elementary School is a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. Read more about our distinction


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

School Profile: Waterloo Elementary School
Fast facts about Waterloo 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.

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: Robyn Scates