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SUNY Oswego Elementary Education 1-6
Towson University Reading Specialist K-12
My educational career began back in the Fall of 2002. Since then I have had experience with 1st grade, 3rd grade, middle school, and high school levels for numerous years. Before teaching in QACPS, I taught in Baltimore County. During that time, I earned my Masters as a Reading Specialist and then worked in that position for a total of 10 years. I am coming over to BES from Kent Island High School! I was the Reading Specialist there for 7 years and enjoyed my time, especially with all of my students- GO BUCS!
Recently, I began my search for a new position in education, as I needed a professional change. I decided to return to the classroom as a 3rd Grade Teacher, again! I am very excited to become a part of the BES community! I live in Kent Island with my husband, and 3 young boys. I'm originally from Syracuse, NY-GO ORANGE!
Undergraduate degree in Human Biology and Psychology from the University at Albany
Master’s Degree in Childhood Education from The College of St. Rose
I have been in the field of education since 2007 and I have had so many wonderful experiences! I am always learning and enjoy helping children discover and expand their love for learning too.
My husband Kevin and I live on the island with our 3 boys (Weston, Max, and Nolan) and 3 dogs (Stella, Stevie, and Toby). I like to spend my time reading, playing volleyball, taking Barre classes and keeping my plants alive. My favorite color is purple and I have never said no to some yummy mashed potatoes!
I have been teaching for 34 years. I pursued this profession to make learning fun for students. My favorite colors are navy blue and pink, my favorite books are the “Harry Potter” series, and my favorite foods are sushi, pasta, and chocolate. In my free time, I love watching sports! I have a husband (Joe), son (Ryan), and two Great Danes Rey, and Vader).
Undergraduate and Graduate programs completed through Salisbury University
I love being a teacher! One of the reasons I chose education is because you are able to see the impact you are making with students, which has an impact on the world around us. I get to watch my students grow each day, and often I am learning from them too!
My husband and I are expecting our first child this spring! We have one dog, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, named Roscoe. My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, my favorite color is yellow, and my favorite food is sushi.
Bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDanial College.
I have been teaching for 24 years. I love seafood and my favorite colors are purple and navy blue. I enjoy reading and watching swimming.
Undergraduate degree from Towson University; Master’s degree from UMBC
I have been in the education field since 1982. I always wanted to be a teacher and used to play school with my dolls as a child.
My hobbies include reading, crafting, and gardening. My favorite color is pink and my favorite food is Italian. My husband Jeff and I have five grown children (Jeffrey, Jenna, Eric, Alex, and Trevor), a golden retriever named Bayleigh, and a cat named Indy.
I’ve been in the education field for 15 years. I have always enjoyed teaching others and I love seeing the spark in kids’ eyes when they learn something new. I enjoy snowboarding and my favorite color is blue, my favorite book is “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” and my favorite food is tacos. My husband Erik and I have two kids, Avery and Finn, and a black lab named Buck.
Anne Arundel Community College and Bowie State University
I have been teaching for six years and do it for the love of both learning and sharing. I enjoy traveling, my favorite color is Ravens Purple, my favorite food is Mexican, and my favorite movie is “Interstellar.” I am married with three children and have a beagle named Toby.
Undergraduate degree from UMCP and Graduate degree from UMBC
Go Terps! Go Retrievers! love teaching and have experience in pre-K, kindergarten, 3rd grade, 4th grade and adult ed. My husband and I have three grown children: two boys and a girl. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, gardening and being on the water.
Western Governor’s University
I was lucky enough to have many great teachers over the years who had such a big impact on my life. They inspired me to become a teacher and strive to make a difference in the lives of my students, like they did for me.
My husband Jayme and I have two daughters, Madison and Kylie. I love watching my girls run track, swim, and play soccer. Our family has the cutest goldendoodle, Tilly, and I enjoy running with her. My favorite colors are teal and pink and my favorite foods are sushi and tacos.
Bachelors in Elementary Education & Psychology from Salisbury University; Masters in Psychology from Washington College; Masters in Education Leadership for STEM from UMBC
I’ve been teaching for 26 years, including ESOL, 1st and 4th grades. I chose to work in education because everyone has the ability to be an educated citizen and I respect that we all have our own special talents.
My favorite color is orange. I enjoy dancing and being outdoors. I live on the Island with my husband, three children, and our dog.
Undergraduate degree from Misericordia University; Masters degree in Reading from Loyola University; National Teaching Certification
I believe that children are our future and add such fun to our lives. I wanted to make a positive educational difference in their lives while helping shape their futures and enjoying learning from these youngsters.
In my free time I enjoy working in my yard and reading mysteries. My favorite color is red and I enjoy too many foods to name a favorite! I live with my husband Jeff and our two gray cats, Storm and Sprinkles.
Undergraduate degree from Marshall University; Master’s Degree from UMBC
I started working at Bayside in 2004. I live with my husband, two children, dog, and two cats. My favorite color is tie-dye and my favorite food is sushi.
Undergraduate degree from Longwood University; Graduate degree from UMBC
I grew up in Queen Anne’s County and was inspired to pursue teaching by the teachers I had at QACHS. They knew their stuff and made learning fun! They made me love learning, and I knew I could do that for my students too. I love teaching, but the relationships I build with students are my favorite thing about the job! When I see them years later and they are excited to see me, I know I've made an impact!
I enjoy singing with Dell Foxx Company, playing basketball and lacrosse, and watching movies. My favorite colors are purple and yellow, my favorite book is “Holes,” and my favorite food is applesauce.
B.S. from Baylor University, B.A. from Salisbury University, and MAE from UMBC
Education is a second career after ignoring my calling to teach in college. The best job I have is being a mother. Once I had my children, I knew I had to follow my instincts and heart and teach other children. I truly love seeing the growth in students. Whether it is academically, behaviorally, or emotionally, to experience that type of growth is very rewarding.
I enjoy crafting and have too many favorite foods to name just one. My favorite book is Stephen King’s “IT” and my favorite color is black. I have two teenage boys and a cockapoo named Chewie.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
I chose to work in education because I’ve always liked helping people. When I was younger, I worked in a children’s library and realized that I especially like working with kids.
I love hiking, photography, taking trips, cooking, and football. My favorite color is light blue, my favorite book is “The 5 People You Meet in Heaven,” and my favorite foods are tacos, pizza - pretty much anything!
Indiana University of Pennsylvania and California University of Pennsylvania
I have been teaching for 11 years. I chose this profession because it’s a great way to serve the community. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, weight lifting, and playing guitar. My favorite color is blue, my favorite food is seafood, and my favorite book is “The Dark Tower.” I have a 10-year old Boston terrier named Ziggy.
Bachelor's degree from Elon University and Master's Degree from Langston University
I started working in a classroom at a young age as my mom was an elementary school teacher. I often walked to her school at the end of my day and helped her students. By the end of high school, I knew that I wanted to do this for my career. I love working with and helping kids. I also love that every day brings something new and unexpected in a classroom!
I am married and have two children, Jackson and Jillian. We have a 16 year old Cockapoo named Malarkey and a 2 year old rabbit named Habanero (Habbie). I love steak, pizza, and pasta, and my favorite color is yellow. In my free time, I enjoy watching football and baseball.
Masters degree from SUNY Plattsburgh
I've always wanted to help people in a meaningful way, and reaching children is the best way to do so. At an early age, they can learn empathy, emotional regulation, critical thinking, etc.
I love Italian food and my favorite color is black. My favorite books are “IT” by Stephen King and “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I have two kitties, Cujo and Ludovico. GO BILLS!
I have a passion for Special Education and Mathematics. My husband Stephen and I have raised children with different special needs. My youngest son has Down syndrome. I have a son with ADHD, and two children with 504 plans (mood-disorder and processing speed). My personal experiences give me even more devotion to being a special educator.
In my free time, I love family activities like camping and traveling. My favorite colors are blue and purple and I love all food! My favorite authors include Nicholas Sparks, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson. I have four boys, Stephen Jr., JP, Christopher, and Nicholas. Our family has an OLD black lab who is a puppy at heart, along with two shih-poo puppies.
“Win, Lose, or Tie, I’m a Ravens Fan until I DIE!”
Loyola University and University of Virginia
I chose a career in speech language pathology because I wanted to work with children. My mom taught in Queen Anne’s County for 40 years, so the public school system feels like home to me.
In my free time, I enjoy taking walks on Wye Island with my family. My husband Jordan and I have two young sons. My favorite color is blue, my favorite food is… pizza? (it’s too hard to pick just one!), and my favorite book is “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman.
Undergraduate degree from University of Delaware and Master’s degree from McDaniel
I started teaching in 1987 and have always loved working with children. I love reading and collecting shells in the summer. My favorite color is blue, my favorite book is “Where the Wild Things Are,” and my favorite food is chicken and dumplings. I am married and have three adult children.
Bachelors Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from West Virginia University , Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Phoenix
My love for teaching began at a very young age because my mom is a teacher. I live in Annapolis, but I went through Queen Anne's County Public Schools as a student (including my current school!). I love watching sports, playing video games, and hanging out with friends and family. I am an avid fan of the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Wizards, West Virginia Mountaineers, and Washington Commanders. My favorite color is black and my favorite food is Chinese. I have two cats named Cujo and Ludovico.
BA from Washington College and a Masters in Special Education from Wilmington University
I am the Teacher in the IEP Chair at Bayside Elementary School. I attended Southern Illinois University to obtain my Bachelors degree in Curriculum instruction and design. I then went on to earn my Masters in Education at D’ Youville College in Buffalo, New York.
I continued my education at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada to be certified to teach in Special Education, English Language Learning and Middle School Science. This is my 17th year of teaching.
On a personal note, I live in Church Hill with my husband Will, two teens, Jackson and Louise and our Golden Retriever, Teddy. I love to travel and explore new places. My favorite color is green, and my favorite book is The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl.
Degree from Wilmington University
I have been in the field of education since 2014. I chose to work in education to help the youth enjoy and understand the importance of exercise. My favorite color is blue, my favorite food is steak, and I enjoy all sports. I live with my wife and two boys.
Cleary University Ann Arbor campus
This is my first year teaching! I chose to work in education to help students understand how to use technology in a safe, effective way. I enjoy traveling, photography, and painting. My favorite color is purple and my favorite foods are Mexican and Italian. My husband is in the US Air Force and we have two daughters and a dog named Cupid.
BS from Salisbury University and MS from Towson University
I love children and reading, so the school library is the place for me. I love sharing books with my students! This is my 14th year as a full-time educator.
I enjoy reading, hiking, doing puzzles and, most of all, spending time with family. I have a husband, five children and (so far) four grandchildren.
Under degrees/certification please add Bachelor of Art, Southern Illinois University; Master of Art, Art Education Research, Maryland Insitute College of Art.
I have been an elementary art teacher for 26 years! I chose to be an art teacher to share my passion for art with children, and to bring to my students what I did not have in my schooling as a child: the opportunity to learn how to create with a variety of media and learn about art, artists, and cultures from around the world.
My husband Jeff and I live with our two doodles. Our daughters, Willow and Skylar, are away at school. In my free time, I enjoy painting, traveling, and photography. My favorite colors are pink, blue, orange, and green… depending on what they are for!
Salisbury University and Boston University
I have been teaching for 20 years. There aren’t too many other jobs that would let me sing and play instruments all day! I love Disney movies and my favorite book is “Bridge to Terabithia.” My favorite colors are turquoise and black. I live with my husband, two teens, two cats, and a dog.
Chesapeake College, Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Anne Arundel Community College
I love kids, tackling a good challenge, and making a difference! My favorite foods are pizza and spaghetti and my favorite color is yellow. I love hanging out with my friends, reading, and watching movies. I like to stay healthy and fit, and I love being with my kids as much as possible and playing with my dog. The outdoors are the best place for me, preferably at a lake or just sitting and getting some sun! I live with my husband Dave and four children, Austin, Kendal, Katelyn and Trent, and my basset hound, Rosco.
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Salisbury University.
I love working with children! Before starting at Bayside, I was a school age teacher at a daycare for 4 years. I am a Queen Anne’s County native, alumni of Bayside Elementary, and a graduate of Kent Island High School. I enjoy photography, baking, and spending time with my family and friends. My favorite color is aqua. My favorite sports teams are the Washington Capitals, Baltimore Ravens, and the Baltimore Orioles.
Fun facts : This is my first year as a paraeducator! I chose to work in education because I love kids and I want to make learning fun! My favorite color is blue. I enjoy reading, going to the beach and spending time with my family and friends. I am a new mom to a beautiful little girl and I have a Black lab name Josie.
Chesapeake College and Salisbury University
I believe education is the most important tool that allows us to teach and to learn at the same time. This is one of the reasons why I love to be part of this profession!
My favorite color is red and my favorite food is cheese pizza. One of my hobbies is listening to music. A fun fact about me is that I speak five different languages!
Degrees & Certifications: Berkeley College, New York
I have been a Math Tutor at Bayside since 2005. I love working with our students and seeing their delight when they conquer new or challenging concepts.
My husband & I moved to Kent Island in 2000. We raised our two sons here– both of whom attended Bayside! I enjoy the outdoors and experiencing new cultures and foods. My husband and I have just visited our 50th US state. Experiencing all our county has to offer is amazing.
I have worked in education for 27 years and have lived in Queen Anne’s County my whole life. I love baseball and am a Red Sox fan. My favorite color is blue and my favorite movie is “Field of Dreams.” I have two grown children (boy/girl twins) and three dogs, Jackson, Sadie, and Colt.
BS in Elementary Education from Towson University and MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Maryland College
I started teaching in 1983. I love working with children and it is always my goal to help students love learning. I enjoy cooking, reading, working out, and watching football. My favorite color is purple, my favorite food is chocolate chip cookies, and my favorite movie is “The Sound of Music.” I have three adult children, Russell, Matthew, and Jennifer, a daughter-in-law Victoria, grandson Mason, and a chocolate lab named Chessie.
Salisbury State University, Masters in Education and Masters in Guidance, National Board
Certified in Adolescent Math
I love kids, tackling a good challenge, and making a difference! My favorite foods are pizza and spaghetti, and my favorite color is blue. I love hanging out with my friends, reading, and watching movies. I like to stay healthy and fit, and I love being with my kids and grandkids. The outdoors is the best place for me, preferably at a lake or just sitting and getting some sun!
Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County; Master’s Degree from Bowie State University; National Board Certification in Reading-Language Arts / Early and Middle Childhood
I started teaching in 1992 and chose the profession because I love watching children grow, learn, and achieve success. I love soccer and READING!! My favorite books when I was younger were the “Black Stallion” series by Walter Farley. As an adult, I love mysteries and thrillers. My favorite colors are blue and green and my favorite food is chips and salsa. My husband and I raised a daughter and son in Queen Anne’s County. We enjoy boating, hiking, and swimming with our chocolate labs.
Towson University, Loyola University, and Salisbury University
I have been in the field of education for 30 years. I love children and seeing how they change with the more they learn. My hobbies include reading, word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and doing anything with my grandkids! My favorite colors are blues, purples, and pinks, and my favorite foods are Italian and gummy bears. I have too many favorite books to name just one! I am married with two grown daughters, two granddaughters, a dog named Cody, and a steer named George.
I have been with QACPS since 2012 and have lived in Queen Anne’s County since 2002. Some of my favorite things to do are reading ,crocheting and playing all kinds of board games and card games. My husband and I have three grown children, all of whom attended Bayside Elementary! We have one rescue dog, Samoa and two rescue grandcats, Clyde and Kenickie.
Chesapeake College / MGW Nursing Program
I always loved volunteering in my children’s classrooms, and later worked as a paraprofessional. However, my ultimate dream was becoming a school nurse!
I enjoy biking, camping, hiking, crochet, and I love the Orioles! My most favorite thing to do is spend time with family. I’ve been married for 33 years and have four adult children, one grandson, a black lab named Molly, and two cats named Tomi and Boo. My favorite color is sea glass blue, my favorite book is “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, and my favorite food is pizza.
Howard Community College
I have always loved children. My mom ran a home daycare during my teens and 20’s, so I’ve had a lot of experience with kids.
My hobbies include reading, cooking, and watching Ravens football with my boys. My husband and I have three boys, including a set of identical twins. My favorite color is yellow, my favorite foods are salmon and crabs, and my favorite book is “The Nightingale.”
Pennsylvania College of Technology
My hobbies include sewing and crafting. My favorite color is navy blue and my favorite food is chicken parmesan. My husband is a police officer and we have two children and a cat.