About Us

Lisa Smithson

Lisa Smithson Principal lisa_smithson@hcpss.org
I am entering into my 19th year as an educator in Howard County.  I am excited about continuing as the Principal of Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School. I am a product of Howard County Public Schools as I attended Talbott Springs Elementary, Clarksville Middle, Harper's Choice Middle and Wilde Lake High School. I graduated with a B.A. in English from Howard University and also earned my M.Ed. from Howard University. I am committed to providing an engaging academic environment for all students. I will continue to work with the TRES staff to provide our students with challenging and rigorous academics as well as meaningful experiences to enrich their growth and development. I look forward to all of the staff and students at TRES stretching themselves to achieve their ultimate potential. Please note, that I can be contacted at lisa_smithson@hcpss.org.

Heather Moraff

Heather Moraff Assistant Principal heather_moraff@hcpss.org
Greetings! I am excited to introduce myself as the newly appointed Assistant Principal of Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School. I grew up in Howard County and attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (Go Terps!). I then earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration through McDaniel College. This will be my 12th year as an educator in Howard County, having served at Gorman Crossing and Swansfield Elementary Schools. In addition to being a classroom teacher, I had the unique experience of being a Title I Intervention Teacher before moving into my role as Assistant Principal at Swansfield Elementary three years ago. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and working with Mrs. Smithson and the TRES staff and community in order to best serve and benefit our students. Please do not hesitate to contact me throughout the year with questions or concerns. I can be reached by phone (410) 313-2560 or by email at heather_moraff@hcpss.org.

School Overview

Our TREaSured Traits - Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Caring

TREaSure, our school mascot

School Hours: 8:55 am - 3:25 pm (Students may enter the building at 8:45 am.)

School Mascot: Retrievers

School Colors: Blue and Green

Awards:  Healthy Howard Certified Platinum School, Maryland Sustained Green School, PBIS Gold Recognition Award

Mission and Beliefs

At Triadelphia Ridge, our mission is to work as a school community so that our students meet high academic expectations that prepare them to succeed in a diverse and changing world.

We will accomplish this through:

  • Compassion by maintaining a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment that values and promotes diversity.
  • Collaboration by fostering meaningful, purposeful relationships with the school community to empower and engage students in their own learning and supports positive behavior.
  • Communication by maintaining open, respectful, and consistent dialogue among all members of the school community.

Green School Information

Triadelphia Ridge has been a recognized as a Green School by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education since 2002.  Triadelphia Ridge was awarded the "Sustained Green School Award" in 2014 . Visit our Green School Portfolio website to learn more.

School Tour

Also download our welcome booklet for more information about our school and community.

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.

TRES BOE Representative: Cynthia L. Vaillancourt