Principal Message


Welcome to the best elementary school in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Since joining the Longfields Family in July of 2013, I have been nothing but impressed with our students, staff and school community.  The instruction that I have seen in classrooms on a day-to-day basis is some of the best that I have observed during my career in education.  Our staff is dedicated to providing quality instruction and meeting the needs of our students as well as ensuring that our school has a safe and orderly environment.  We have created a school culture where teaching and learning is paramount. 

At Longfields, we are committed to preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century.  We have very high expectations for all of our students.  While focus on the core academics is top priority, building a well-rounded citizen ready for the challenges of life beyond our school walls is critical to student success. Students must have the critical-thinking, teamwork, and technological skills to be competitive in the ever-evolving global economy.  Even at an early age, we must continue to work to prepare students for the rigors of college and the work force.

Community partnerships and volunteer support is an invaluable component of a school’s success. Special thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and community partners who have donated their time, skills, knowledge and abilities to further the vision of Longfields Elementary. With the shared expectations of meeting our school community goals, it is our hope that together, we will encourage and support each student to meet or exceed their individual potential for academic, social and emotional growth.

The development of our School Strategic Plan is crucial in planning for the success of our school.  We invite you to participate in sessions that seek to fine tune ways to make daily improvements to educating our students.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the School Planning and Management Team, please email Ms. Watson Garland to get more information. 

Longfields Elementary School is a very special place to serve.  I’m honored and humbled to be the principal of such an outstanding elementary school.  If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


Maisha Strong, 


Last modified: 12/2/2013 2:37:48 PM