About Us

Tanisha Burks

Dr. Tanisha Burks Principal Tanisha_Burks@hcpss.org
Welcome to Fulton Elementary School, home of the Falcons! I am the proud principal of our school. With 16 years of experience in education, I am happy to lead our knowledgeable and dedicated staff here at Fulton. As a learner, I attended The College of William and Mary for my undergraduate studies, Pennsylvania State University for my Master’s in Special Education and earned my Doctorate from George Washington University. As an educator I have had many rich experiences including time working in Alexandria, Virginia. I have served as a Special Education teacher, Special Education Literacy Coach, Response to Intervention Coordinator, and an Assistant Principal. Education and learning has always been a passion of mine. I remember at an early age playing “school” with my parents, stuffed animals, and dolls. With both my parents in education, as well as my aunts- education seemed like a natural fit for me. I have always viewed education as the key to open any door my heart desired to pursue. As Fulton’s principal I will instill that same passion into every child who enters our doors. My goal is to help Fulton realize our vision, where all stakeholders will be empowered to value diversity, nurture positive relationships and achieve individualized success in order to contribute to our global community. When I am not at Fulton, I spend my time with my husband, Kermit, and my twins Madie and Cole. We enjoy finding a new adventure on a trail, riding bikes by the water, and reading books. Please feel free to stop by, call or e-mail me. I look forward to partnering with you!

Leslie Brickner

Mrs. Leslie Brickner Assistant Principal leslie_brickner@hcpss.org
I am so excited to be a part the Fulton Elementary School Family! As an educator for 30 years, I have many experiences. I have been a third and fourth grade teacher, a mathematics support teacher, and, most recently, an assistant principal for the last 11 years. Prior to Fulton, I have worked as an assistant principal at Rockburn and Pointers Run Elementary Schools. In all of my work capacities, I believe that supporting students through empathy and connection is critical to their success. Relationship is at the core of my values, and I try very hard to keep this in the forefront of everything that I do. I love building relationships with staff, students, and the community of Fulton Elementary School. If you are new to Fulton, I look forward to building relationships with you, too! On a personal note, I come to you from Frederick, Maryland where I have lived for almost 18 years. I am married to my husband and best friend, and we have two children. Cameron is my 21-year-old daughter who just finished her Sophomore year at Salisbury University. Jordan is my 18-year-old son who starts his freshman year at Rutgers-Camden as a soccer goalie. I also have a sweet dog named Cooper who is the love of my life. I love my cat, Josie, too, but I’m not convinced that she loves us. If you know cats, you know what I mean! When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family and friend, listening to audiobooks or music, and spending time in my flower garden. I don’t actually have a very green thumb, but there’s something about digging in the dirt and helping flowers grow that makes me feel incredibly grounded. (Pun Intended!) I look forward to meeting you and learning about all of you as we continue this journey together.

Justine Sillers

Justine Sillers.
Mrs. Justine Sillers Assistant Principal Justine_Sillers@hcpss.org
I am thrilled to be joining the Fulton Community and to now be a Fulton Falcon! I was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. I attended Towson University and received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary/Special Education. I completed my student teaching internships in Howard County, which led me to move to Maryland. I started my teaching career at Waterloo Elementary School where I taught second and third grade. In 2013, I had the privilege of opening Ducketts Lane Elementary School as the second grade Instructional Team Leader and then spent six years as the fifth grade Instructional Team Leader before transitioning to the Leadership Intern at Bollman Bridge. This is my fifteenth year in education! While teaching, I attended McDaniel College and received my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Leadership. Working with children and helping them reach their greatest potential is a true passion of mine! I whole heartedly believe every child can succeed when provided the right opportunities and supports. I look forward to building positive relationships with the Fulton staff, students and community and working collaboratively to ensure we are providing all students with an equitable learning environment that is centered on social-emotional well-being and academic success for every child. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially my sons Parker (7) and Griffin (3), husband Matt and dog Peanut Butter. I also love going to the beach, traveling, cooking, watching football (Go JETS!), exercising and crafting. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I am looking forward to our partnership throughout your child’s(rens’) educational journey!

School Overview

Schoolwide Theme for 2022-2023:  ILLUMINATE... light up our year with optimism and a bright outlook.


All stakeholders will be empowered to value diversity, nurture positive relationships and achieve individualized success in order to contribute to our global community.


The Fulton Elementary School community will implement innovative strategies that inspire individuality, while creating a respectful, inclusive, and diverse learning environment that facilitates and empowers academic achievement and well-being.

Our Motto:  Together we empower our today and tomorrow.


Mascot:  Freddie Falcon

Colors:  Blue and White

School Hours: 

9:25am-3:55pm (Students may enter the building at 9:15am)

School Profile: Fulton Elementary School
Fast facts about Fulton ES listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.

MSDE School Report Card
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) School Report Card reflects overall school performance using a combination of academic and school quality indicators.

Community Superintendent

With a focus on instruction as a birth-through-graduation continuum, Community Superintendents better position the school system to support students throughout their entire journey with HCPSS. View community superintendents by regional area.

Community Superintendent Area 2: Jennifer Peduzzi

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.

FES BOE Representative: Jennifer Swickard Mallo