Westport Academy Elementary/Middle School


2401 Nevada Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Melody M. Locke, Principal
[email protected]

Office: (410) 396-3396/7
Fax: (410) 752-9605
Karima Carrington, Assistant Principal
[email protected]

July 30, 2021


Greetings Westport Families:

WELCOME to the 2021- 2022 school year! This letter comes with GREAT excitement as we prepare to finally welcome all our wonderful students and staff back into the school building after over a year of virtual and/or hybrid learning. We know the last two school years presented several challenges, and we applaud you for your perseverance and endurance to get through it all.

As we re-enter into a full-scale learning environment, please be assured all mandated protocols to keep our students and staff safe is our priority. Additionally, students’ educational, social, and emotional needs will be personalized to best support each of them.

As the first day is quickly approaching, please make note of the following important dates, times, and information:  

  • All students (unless registered for the Districtwide FULL TIME Online Academy) will return to in-person learning 5-days a week.
  • First Day of School-Monday, August 30, 2021. (Students will line up according to homerooms.)
  • Last Day of School-Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (This date may be extended due to inclement weather.)
  • NEW! The school day starts for all students at 8:15 a.m.
  • NEW! Breakfast will be “Grab-and-Go” and will be eaten in the classrooms.
  • NEW! The school day ends for all students at 2:55 p.m.
  • Our uniforms remain the same-tan khaki bottoms and white, dark blue or orange shirts.
  • Back-to-School Night-Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 5:00-7:00.
  • NEW since the Covid-19 Pandemic! Parents, guardians, and approved guests may enter the building by appointment only.

It is also important for you to know you will meet several staff new to the building. When you arrive, please offer a warm welcome to the following staff who either started during the 2020-2021 school year OR who will be starting during the 2021-2022 school year.

Mrs. Carrington-Assistant Principal

Ms. Morris-Community Schools Coordinator

Ms. Young, Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Casey-ELE Program Teacher

Ms. Bryant-Paraeducator, 3 year-old program

Mr. Stith-Paraeducator, Let’s Grow Program

Ms. Cutchin-Paraeducator, ELE Program

Ms. Brydie-1st Grade Teacher

Mr. Hawkins-2nd Grade Teacher

Ms. Kamen-3rd Grade Teacher

Ms. Scavnicky-5th Grade Teacher

Ms. Brock-6th Grade Teacher

Mr. Douglas-Music Teacher

Ms. Rossi-Special Educator

Ms. Ruth, Occupational Therapist

Ms. Fields-Speech Pathologist

Ms. Miller-Speech Pathologist

Ms. Shankman-Psychologist

Ms. Cooper, Cafeteria Manager

Ms. Railey, Cafeteria Staff

We are looking forward to seeing you soon and to an amazing year of being partners in the work with you and your student!

As a full Title I School, parents/guardians have the right to request and receive information regarding the qualifications of teachers and staff providing services to their children.