About Us

Marti Miller

Marti Miller Principal Martha_miller@hcpss.org
Welcome to Thunder Hill Elementary School! As the principal of Thunder Hill, I am very proud of our students, staff, and the parents that make our school such a wonderful place to grow and learn. Together we are striving to provide the best educational experience at Thunder Hill Elementary School. I joined the staff at Thunder Hill as the Assistant Principal for seven years, and then as the Principal since the fall of 2015. I am honored to lead this school, and I am very committed to this community. As a graduate from HCPSS, it makes me proud to be part of the great things that are happening here. I was a classroom teacher for 20 years at Phelps Luck Elementary and Manor Woods Elementary. I am a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, Western Maryland College, and McDaniel College. As your principal, I maintain an open door policy. Please feel free to come in to the office, call, or with any questions, comments, celebrations, or concerns you would like to share. I look forward to working with you and your children. I wish all of you a wonderful school year. THES Shines because of our students, staff, and community!

Kimberly Dillard

Kimberly Dillard Assistant Principal kimberly_dillard@hcpss.org
Hello Thunder Birds! I am so incredibly excited to be the Assistant Principal at such an amazing school. Thunder Hill has a long been a pillar in the community and I am proud to join the legacy of dynamic administrators that have forged the path before me. I come to Thunder Hill with 16 years of experience as a Special Education teacher throughout Howard County including Bellows Spring, Ilchester, Stevens Forest and Gorman Crossing Elementary Schools. As a proud product of the Prince George’s County Public School system, I continued my studies at Towson University with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education with a certification in Special Education, a Masters degree in Special Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Loyola University. As an educator, I wholeheartedly invest myself into the welfare of each student educationally, socially, and behaviorally and look forward to pouring that same dedication into the Thunder Hill staff and community. Likewise, I understand the importance of building a rapport with parents in order to fully meet the needs of each child and foster a safe and nurturing environment for all stakeholders. Please stop by to say hello and of course feel free to contact me if there is anything that I can do to help foster success for your child here at Thunder Hill Elementary.

School Overview

Mission: Thunder Hill Elementary School commits to helping all students learn and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment that values diversity.

THES Students "SOAR"

  • S - Safe
  • O - Organized
  • A - Always Respectful
  • R - Responsible

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LEED Certification

Logo: 2013 LEED Silver Certification

Thunder Hill Elementary School was given a LEED certified Silver Status in 2013.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Thunder Hill 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: Thunder Hill Elementary School
Fast facts about Thunder Hill 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: Theo Cramer

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.

THES BOE Representative: Kirsten Coombs