Principal's Message

It is with great excitement that I join the staff of Ballenger Creek Elementary School for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.  I come to Ballenger from Kemptown Elementary where I have served as the principal for the past four years.  Prior to that, I worked at Spring Ridge Elementary, Deer Crossing Elementary and Brunswick Elementary.  This will be my 26th year with Frederick County Public Schools.


I am eager to be part of the Ballenger community and am committed to working collaboratively with the staff and community to help our students be the best they can be.  I deeply believe that no significant learning occurs without a significant relationship and as a staff we will work to build strong relationships and provide an inviting, positive school culture where all children will learn and grow!


This year at Ballenger we will be building students' STAR power!  We can't wait!

Kristen Canning