A Message from the Administrator

Meet the Administrator

Annette began her educational career in Grand Rapids, MI.  After just a couple years of teaching, she moved to Montgomery County, Maryland.  There, she took a position in the MCPS Alternative Program.  Teaching the students in this program ignited a passion to reach students that did not fit into a pre-programmed academic mold.

Parallel Hope Schools (PHS) has a goal that no student will struggle from not understanding or learning quick enough; where every student is able to learn all of the material taught.  This revolutionary new school - one in which every student is able to learn – will be a place that focuses on students' needs, skills and learning styles.

This is not education as usual, and not a computers-are-the-answer form of education. PHS believes that education today can be rigorous while still genuinely meeting the needs of every child at every moment, but simply differentiating the instruction given inside of a single classroom group is not enough. Children and their parents deserve more. They deserve an education hand crafted for their child and taught in a classroom setting with lessons designed by teachers and taught in person.


PHS will work to change the look and outcomes of education. For each individual child.  PHS will be a whole new type of school.

Click here to read our business plan.


Parallel Hopes Schools is a not-for-profit organization (official IR 501c3 status) whose goal is to improve the education experience for every child.  Please partner with us.

A. Laguerre, Principal

Meet the Board Of Directors

Francis Ametode

Board Chair

Francis attended college after spending time in the Air Force.  He currently works for the US government.  

Frank Clark

Board Vice Chair

Frank and his wife raised four children.  They now play the role of grandparent to fourteen grandchildren.  Frank has a long career in both education and mechanics, and brings that experience to th board. 

Jill Freund

Board Secretary

Jill and her late husband raised four children.  She enjoys traveling to see her family.

Meet Our Teachers


Basic Level Teacher


Lower Level Teacher


Upper Level Teacher


All Parallel Hope Schools will admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Contact Us

Tel: (240) 514-4475

email:   alaguerre@parallelhope.com


14225 Glen Mill Road

Rockville, MD 20850