A Letter From Our New Principal

Starting July 1, 2020 - Ending August 1, 2020

Introductory letter from new OMS principal Mr. Daniel Enck

Dear Oakdale Middle School Community,

Words cannot begin to describe how excited and honored I am to be serving you as Principal of Oakdale Middle School. I have had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Badshah over the past several weeks and I have heard so many incredible things about OMS, our students, and our entire school community. I am eager to work alongside each of you as we help every student excel both academically and socially. 

I started my career as a history teacher at Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School and a track and field coach at Walkersville High School. Prior to becoming an administrator, I spent time teaching history at Linganore High School and working as a student support teacher at New Market Middle School. I served as an Assistant Principal at both Monocacy Middle School and Thurmont Middle School, where I was promoted to Principal in 2017. When I’m not at school, I love spending time outdoors with my two daughters and wife.

Oakdale Middle School has a longstanding tradition of academic excellence and together we will ensure that these standards and expectations not only continue, but thrive. Through our collaborative efforts, OMS students will be given the opportunity to develop character and citizenship, foster a passion for learning, and explore all the opportunities that will be made available to them through a well-rounded education. Together, we will ensure that every Oakdale Middle School student receives the best education possible.

There are still many unknowns as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. As information is shared and decisions are made, I will make sure you are informed and updated via Find Out First messages. In addition to systemic updates, I will be sending several different messages and challenges for our students throughout the summer. It is imperative that we continue to grow and learn over these next several weeks so that we can hit the ground running when we return for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

I am beyond excited for the upcoming school year and look forward to all of the wonderful things our students will accomplish. Please make sure you continue to monitor your email for important FCPS and OMS information. Additionally, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or ideas that you would like to discuss. You can reach me by email at daniel.enck@fcps.org or by phone at 240-236-5500.

I hope you have a great summer!

Sincerely,

Daniel L. Enck
Principal