Diamond Elementary to Dedicate Media Center in Honor of Former Principal

backtoschooldiamondUPDATED on Nov. 11 – Montgomery County Public Schools has approved a request to name the Media Center at Diamond Elementary School in honor of former principal Carol Lange. A dedication is scheduled for 6:30 p..m.  on Jan. 12.


The Diamond Elementary School (DES) PTA is requesting community support for its petition to name and dedicate the school’s Media Center for retiring principal Carol R. Lange. The beloved principal has worked for Montgomery County Public Schools for 26 years.

“The school will miss Mrs. Lange’s leadership, presence and everyday touch at the school and in our community,” said Diamond Elementary School parent Beth Kennington. “She is a champion among school principals, leaving a diverse school of students who have mastered the educational curricula in their formative years due to her leadership.”


Diamond Elementary School Principal Carol Lange is retiring this year.

Kennington said the petition drive’s minimum goal is 500 signatures, but she said organizers would be delighted to get to 1,000.

A farewell reception for Ms. Lange, who began her career as a media/library assistant, is scheduled for June 12 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the school’s blacktop. Diamond Elementary is located at 4 Marquis Drive in Gaithersburg.

If you want to help the DES PTA meet its goal, you can view and sign the petition below:

Petition to Name and Dedicate Diamond Elementary School’s Media Center

Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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