About Us

Scott Conroy

Scott Conroy
Scott Conroy Principal Scott_Conroy@hcpss.org 410-880-5950
Welcome to Forest Ridge Elementary School. I am so excited to be at Forest Ridge Elementary School! I look forward to working with the awesome Forest Ridge students, staff, and school community. I am a product of the Howard County Public School System (Faulkner Ridge Elementary, Wilde Lake Middle and Wilde Lake High School). I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the Elon College and my Master’s Degree from Loyola College. This is my 28th year working in HCPSS, 21 as an administrator, and 15 years as a principal. I think you will find me to be open, honest, and caring, and I look forward to earning your trust and respect. As Principal, I welcome your input and if at any time you have concerns, suggestions, or ideas, please feel free to share them with me.

Ivye Pazornik

Ivye Pazornik Assistant Principal ivye_pazornik@hcpss.org , 410-880-5950
Hello Forest Ridge Community! I am excited to begin my second year at Forest Ridge. Last year was a busy year of getting to know our staff, students, and community. I look forward to developing my relationships even more with the FRES community. Over the past few weeks I have gotten to know Mr. Conroy and I am excited to form a partnership with him and help to lead our school in a positive way. This will be my 7th year as an administrator and my 23rd year in Howard County. I began my career at Deep Run Elementary teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades before being promoted to Assistant Principal at both Deep Run and Ducketts Lane Elementary School. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and my Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and visiting my parents as often as possible in Naples, FL. I am an avid sports fan and attend as many University of Maryland football and basketball games as possible. I look forward to continuing to build relationships here at FRES.

School Overview

  • Main phone: (410) 880-5950
  • Fax: (410) 880-5956

Forest Ridge Elementary

Fast Facts:

  • Slogan: First Steps on the Path to College & Career

  • School Colors: Royal Blue & Yellow

  • School Mascot: Eagle (His name is Eddie!)

  • Student Day: 9:15-3:45

Forest Ridge: By the Numbers!

1992- The year Forest Ridge opened its doors to the first group of students. Originally, the school was designed to eventually become a community center in case population growth in the area didn’t reach projections. Instead, population growth in the area has exceeded expectations leading to the need for other schools in the area to be built.


2- The number of additions made by renovating the building since it opened.


710- The current number of students enrolled at FRES


3- The number of staff members that have worked at FRES and continue to serve our students and community since it opened


26- The number of different languages represented by our students and families at FRES.


94- The number of staff members who dedicate each day to ensuring that our students are college and career ready when they leave high school!  


Maryland Green School Portfolio

School Profile: Forest Ridge Elementary School
Fast facts about Forest Ridge 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 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.

FRES BOE Representative: Jennifer Swickard Mallo