Gaithersburg Campus

The Foundation School of Montgomery County

Phone Number
(301) 740-7807

The Foundation School of Montgomery County offers primarily specialized programming to meet the unique needs of students with emotional disabilities who display a spectrum of behavioral problems, social skills impairment, and social-emotional needs. This is a comprehensive psycho-educational program that has been carefully designed to provide the academic and social/behavioral support needed for each student determined through the development and implementation of the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The elementary, middle, and high school curricula, grades 1-12, offer subject courses appropriate for elementary through high school and allow students to meet the requirements of their home school district.

Key Staff

Tamiko Lobaugh, M.A.


Ms. Tamiko Lobaugh, M.A., has worked at The Foundation Schools for more than 20 years in different capacities. Ms. Lobaugh serves as principal of The Foundation School of Montgomery County. Her background includes an M.A. in Education and Human Development with a specialization in children with emotional and behavioral disabilities from The George Washington University. Ms. Lobaugh’s passion is to develop a wholesome school environment where the students feel safe to take the risks necessary to make academic and social/emotional progress.

“My greatest professional joy is seeing students who have encountered constant failure come to believe that they can be successful in school and that they can turn success in school into success in life.”