About Us

Rick Robb

Robb, Rick Principal Rick_Robb@hcpss.org 410-880-5840
Mr. Robb is the proud principal of Patuxent Valley Middle School. He spent thirteen years in information technology working at companies like Ernst and Young, Proctor and Gamble, and numerous state and county governments. Soon after, he began working with youth in the juvenile and rehabilitation centers in Ohio and Maryland. Upon receiving his English/Education degree, he started his teaching career in Prince George's County at Kettering Middle School, Duval High School, and Eleanor Roosevelt High School. In 2000, Mr. Robb transferred to the Howard County School System where he taught English at River Hill High School for eleven years. During that time he acquired his Masters in School Counseling, was principal of Howard County's Evening School for seven years and Howard County's Comprehensive Summer School program for ten years. He was assistant principal at Long Reach High School and Marriotts Ridge High School and the Administrator for the Applications and Research Laboratory. He has written articles and presented at local, state, and national workshops on technology in education. He enjoys spending time with his wife, twin boys, and younger daughter, and recently kayaked in the Boundary Waters.

Carol Ketterman

Ketterman, Carol Assistant Principal Carol_Ketterman@hcpss.org
I am thrilled to join the Patuxent Valley Middle School family and look forward to getting to know the staff, students, and community! During my nineteen years in education, I have worked as an elementary and middle school teacher, special education team leader, and middle and high school assistant principal. I'm excited to collaborate with the entire PVMS staff to provide students with rigorous academics and meaningful experiences to enrich their growth and development.

Davita Itsuokor (formally Alston)

Itsuokor (formally Alston), Davita Assistant Principal Davita_Alston@hcpss.org
With 27 years in education, Ms. Alston served as the assistant principal at Elkridge Landing Middle School and has taught French and Spanish at the middle and high school levels. She embraces her calling as an administrator by building relationships with staff, students, and families and believes in holding high standards to propel students to be successful, contributing citizens. Ms. Alston loves working with middle level students and maintains that middle school is the best kept secret in education.

School Overview

PVMS Vision & Mission

In collaboration with our community, Patuxent Valley is committed to academic excellence, and will work towards empowering students to become responsible, productive citizens in a diverse society. With our commitment to academic excellence we educate our students and foster learning in a safe environment where we embrace diversity.

PVMS Value Statements

We value the relationships that we forge with our school community in an atmosphere that complements the educational process.  Involved families in a collaborative community enhance our understanding of the middle school student.  As a result, we will take bold steps to promote positive changes and ensure that we meet the needs of ALL learners.  These bold steps will be based on our knowledge of the student, the analysis of data, ongoing articulation, flexibility, and continued professional development.

School Profile: Patuxent Valley Middle School
Fast facts about Patuxent Valley MS 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 1: Patrick Saunderson

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.

PVMS BOE Representative: Jolene Mosley