Degrees and Certifications:
Elena Barham - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Barham is a native of Virginia and grew up in Arlington. After graduating from James Madison University with a BS in psychology and a minor in middle grades education, she returned to the Northern Virginia area and found a home in Loudoun County.
This begins her 28th year working for Loudoun County Public Schools and her 17th year here at Sterling Middle. She was a dean for five years and she is excited to be starting her 12th year as assistant principal.
Before coming to Sterling, Mrs. Barham taught eighth-grade physical science and was the science SALT for seven years at Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn. However, she began her teaching career at Douglass, the alternative school for the county. At Douglass, she taught all middle-grade levels and core subject areas. In addition to her teaching experience, she has a MA from Shenandoah University in Educational Administration.
Mrs. Barham is looking forward to continuing to be a part of Sterling Middle School and the Sterling community. Here, every child matters and it is wonderful to see so many of our students reach their full potential and experience success.
Mrs. Barham looks forward to working with the parents, teachers and students this year to make these transitional years smooth and the middle school experience a positive one. Please feel free to contact her if she can be of assistance to you.