Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Concentration in Spanish from Frostburg State University; Master of Science in Human Resource Development, School Leadership from Towson University
Certifications: Administrator I, Early Childhood Education PreK-3, Elementary Education 1-6 & Middle School, Middle School: English Language Arts 4-9
This is my sixth year at Centreville Middle School, however it is my 23rd year of teaching. Through the years I have taught a variety of subjects and grades, however English Language Arts has been my favorite. Before joining the CMS team, I taught 8th grade ELA at Sudlersville Middle School. Prior to that, I taught for seven years in Anne Arundel County. Outside of school, I enjoy camping and being outdoors as much as possible. Most of my spare time is spent watching my daughters participate in their activities. Whenever I have a spare moment, I love to crack open a good book. I hope you do, too. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Bachelor's degree in Education from Alvernia College
I was a New Teacher of the Year nominee in 2010 and a Teacher of the Year nominee in 2015-2016 and 2019-2020. I host the Geography Bee and am a member of the SIT Team.
I was born in Mertztown, PA and now live in Cape St. Claire. My favorite movies include A River Runs Through It, O Brother Where Art Thou, and Legends of the Fall. My favorite books are A Walk In The Woods, The Day the Earth Caved In, The Time of Our Lives, and 50 Years a Trapper and Treasure Hunter. My favorite musical artists are Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled By Turtles, Grateful Dead, and Tyler Childers. In my free time, I enjoy hunting and fishing, kayaking, and watching college sports.
I have taught at CMS for more than 24 years. I recently got married, and between the two of us, my husband and I have seven children. I really enjoy spending time with my family. I am a coach at QACHS for indoor and outdoor track. I also coach the CMS girls basketball team. I enjoy watching professional football and college basketball. Go Cowboys and Go Terps!
I also enjoy poetry and all types of music. My favorite movies are the Rocky series or any sports movie. My favorite quote is, "The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday!"
I have been teaching for 15 years. I live in Centreville with my wife Barb, my son Henry, and our fish. I enjoy biking, hiking, going to concerts, skiing, and watching movies. My favorite movie is Life of Pi and my favorite book is A Fine Balance. I have the goal of canoeing five tributaries of the Chester River this year. My favorite quote is, “Whatever you are, be a good one." -Abraham Lincoln
This is my 13th year teaching middle school science and my first year at Centreville Middle School. Through my teaching career, I have had the opportunity to teach physical, life, and earth/space science at various points, and have a love for all science. For the last five years, I have had the opportunity to teach 8th-grade science in Caroline County, however, I began my teaching career in Queen Anne’s County at Stevensville Middle School.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. Often our summers are spent camping. When at home I enjoy crafting. My current fixation is crocheting and I often bring the stuffed animals into my classroom to give away.
Bachelor's Degree in Eduaction
Master's Degree in STEM education
I am thrilled to join CMS and teach in my own community! I have been teaching science for the past 7 years at Kent County Middle School, where I was selected to be the Kent County Public School Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Salisbury University and am currently finishing my master’s degree in STEM education with the University of Maryland Baltimore County. I live in Centreville with my two sons, who attend the schools here in town. When I am not busy teaching, I love to run in local races, like the Tuckahoe 25k and the Bay Bridge 10k, or go kayaking down in St. Michaels, where I grew up. I can also be found on the sidelines of the sports fields cheering on my sons while they play every sport imaginable!
My name is Sarah Pierson, and I am thrilled to be teaching 6th-grade math this year! This is my 16th year with Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. After graduating from Washington College, I taught first and fourth grades for eight years at Sudlersville Elementary School, spent five years at Sudlersville Middle School as an eighth grade ELA teacher and Reading Specialist, and then two years at Church Hill Elementary School as the Teacher Specialist before finally landing at CMS! Along the way, I also earned my Master’s Degree from UMBC in STEM Education and my Administrator I Certification from Trinity Washington University.
In my spare time, I teach two curriculum and instruction courses at Washington College to preservice teachers, read plenty of books, and spend time with my two sons and future husband either on sports fields or in our home in Centreville. I look forward to a wonderful year with you all at CMS!
A career educator, Ms. Pupke has taught grades K-12, serving as both a classroom teacher and as a reading specialist. In addition to her experience working with students from Kindergarten through high school, Karen holds Maryland Advanced Professional Certification as an English teacher grades 6-12 and as a K-12 Reading Specialist. Ms. Pupke earned a bachelor's degree in English from Lehigh University, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Teacher's College, Columbia University, and a post-master's degree in reading from Bank Street College of Education. Ms. Pupke and her 16 year old daughter, Elizabeth, enjoy spending time with their dog, Molly, and are happy to have relocated to the Eastern Shore after many years of living and working in New York City. Fun fact: Ms. Pupke's mother grew up in Centreville and attended Queen Anne's Public Schools.
AA degree from Chesapeake College; BA in History from Washington College
I have been teaching for 15 years. I was PBIS Educator of the Year 2012, Queen Anne's County History Day Teacher of Year 2016, and QACPS Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2021. I also serve as History Day Advisor, NJHS Advisor, and School Climate Team Leader.
My favorite movie is O Brother Where Art Thou and my favorite books are anything involving history. I enjoy baseball and civil war reenacting.
Certifications: 7-12 Social Studies, Infant - Adult Special Education, 5-8 Science
This will be my 13th year teaching full-time at CMS. I also worked one year part-time as a paraprofessional here at CMS. I was a Teacher of the Year finalist in 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 and a Teacher of the Year nominee 2019-2020 and 2022-2023. My goal for the school year is to open students up to a world outside of their own. I want to introduce students to what life is like in other parts of the world.
I was born in Arkansas and now live in Greensboro with my wife Crystal, 16yr old daughter Lizzy, and 8yr old daughter Kathryn (Kat). My hobbies include woodworking, riding my motorcycle, hiking, hunting, camping, rock climbing, martial arts, anything outdoors, movies (which I quote often), and video games. My favorite novel is Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams, and I am also a fan of the author Clive Cussler.
My favorite words to live by are, “It's not worth doing if you can't have fun doing it!" I truly believe this and do my best to live it every day. I try to make everything fun and enjoyable, even the small things that I don't enjoy - I try to find a way to make it fun!
B.A. in English from Denison University; M.Ed. Secondary Education from Lesley University; Certified in Adventures in Education, BOCES, NY.
I am from New York originally but have moved around a lot since 1992 when I began teaching. I started with QA at the alternative school in 2008 and have been at the middle school for the past five years. I am an avid skier and tennis player; trading in my hiking boots and mountain bike for a kayak, I am learning about the many waterways on the Eastern Shore.
Master's in Middle Childhood Education
Master's in Educational Leadership
My name is Jen Miesse and I am entering my 15th year of teaching. I was born and raised in Ohio, Go Buckeyes, and moved to Maryland in 2010 to follow my now husband of 12 years and his career. I taught 4th grade in Ohio before I moved to Maryland. Taught 6 years in Anne Arundel County and the last 7 years in Talbot County. I decided to make the move to Queen Anne’s County to be closer to home. I graduated from Wright State University in Ohio with a Master’s in Middle Childhood Education and in 2020 completed a second Master’s in Educational Leadership from Salisbury University. I am currently working towards National Board’s Certification of Teaching. When I have spare time I like to travel a short distance to my lake house at Lake Anna in Virginia, traveling for my son’s hockey games and watching my daughter do gymnastics and now cheerleading.
B.S. in Business Management from University of Baltimore; M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Loyola University
Certifications: APC - Advanced Professional Certificate in the State of Maryland (Grades 1-8); National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS); Certification in Early Adolescence/Science
I live with my wife Carolyn and three daughters Kate, Elyse, and Brooke, and our dog Lacey. I enjoy rooting for the Commanders and Orioles, working on cars, and Ledo Pizza. My favorite author is Clive Cussler and my favorite musical artists are Eagles, Bon Jovi, and other 80s musicians.
B.A. History from U.M.B.C.; Master of Secondary Education from Towson University
I have been teaching social studies since 1996 and am very excited to be at CMS. Being able to help students become active and productive citizens is a very rewarding part of my job. This will be an exciting year as we continue to make the digital conversion and enhance our ability to bring history alive for our students.
Things I enjoy doing outside the classroom include reading (usually about history), gardening, watching my children play sports, and spending time outside.
Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University; Masters of Education from Loyola University; NBCT - National Board Certified Teacher (Mathematics - Early Adolescence)
For the 2022-2023 school year, I will begin my 26th year of teaching and my 17th year at CMS. I was born and raised in Morgantown, WV. I moved to Baltimore in 1997 and the Eastern Shore in 2005. My husband and I have been married for 22 years and enjoy boating, fishing, and relaxing at the beach. We have an active 7 year old lab named Fisher and an energetic 2 year old lab named Finn.
This is my 22nd year at CMS teaching math.
I grew up on a farm and later married a farmer. My husband Tommy Morris and I live with our two cats, Sparky and Precious. I love the outdoors, animals, horse-back riding, tractor pulling, 4-H, county fairs and spending lots of time in South Carolina with family! I love older movies, such as Murder in Coweta County, and horror movies, such as Jaws and The Conjuring. My favorite actor is John Wayne (“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday").
We are going to have an adventuresome year with our new online platform: Schoology! I think you will really like it. Our focus this year is on exploring works by professional writers, unearthing their secret techniques, and then practicing with those techniques as we create our own works of fiction and nonfiction. In the same way an artist applies precise brush strokes to create specific effects on canvas, we’ll apply precise word choices to create specific styles of communications. That’s why we call our class English Language Arts--we are language artists!
To prepare yourself for success, be sure to keep your mind sharp by reading for at least 20 minutes, every day. Reading is a terrific work-out for your brain, so be sure to immerse yourself in words everyday. That way, they’ll be stored up in your mind for easy access when you need them. Applying the right words at the right time helps you power through any situation. Your words are your power!
If you have something you’d like me to know about you, be sure to reach out to me through email or Schoology classroom comments. I can’t wait to work with you!
BS in Business Management from Salisbury State University; Master's in Education from UMBC
I have been teaching for 20 years.My first five years were in Anne Arundel County and the remaining 15 years have been here in Queen Anne's County. I am looking forward to an exciting and rigorous year working with you. We will continue to enhance instruction with our digital conversion, to make history come alive!
I am married with two children. My son, Brett, is 18 and my daughter, Bryn, is five! We have two Yorkies, Chloe and Watson, as well as a Chiuhuahau named Lanie. So, we too have crazy schedules and live active lives.
I was raised on Kent Island and attended Queen Anne’s County Schools. I have always grown up loving to read and write. I began my teaching career at Radcliffe Creek School in 2018 teaching Orton Gillingham Reading and Language Arts. I live in Queen Anne’s County and I have a five year old daughter who just started kindergarten. I love watching and playing sports; Go Cowboys and Orioles! In my free time, I love to be outside, workout, read, and hang out with family/friends. I also love plants (I have about 30 in my house and you will most likely find some in my classroom.) One of my favorite things to do is hike. I am excited to be a part of the Centreville Middle School family!
Bachelor's degree from Frostburg State University; Master's degree from McDaniel College; National Board Certification
I grew up in Queen Anne's County, and graduated from QACHS in 1994. I got a job teaching at CMS in January 1999. I spent two years coaching JV Men's Soccer and then took over the QACHS Women's Varsity Soccer team in 2001. I also coach QACHS Varsity Women's Basketball. I married Allison (Walmsley) Kern June 12, 2004. We have two daughters, Lexi and Bre.
Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Stevenson University; Master's Degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Maryland Global Campus
In 2012, I began working for a small private school in Anne Arundel County. I began my career as a co-teacher for Pre-Kindergarten. I then advanced and was the Community Based lead Pre-Kindergarten teacher for six years. I taught up to thirty-four students in a classroom at one time. I also managed five assistant teachers who served under me. I wore many hats at the small independent school where I worked. When the director was out for the day, I would step in as director for the day and assist teachers, students, and parents with any issues that arose.
This past summer I worked at Horizons of Queen Anne’s and Kent County. I was the teacher for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First grade. At first I was hesitant about teaching all three grade levels but in order to meet each child's individual needs, I persevered. I was so happy that I was able to teach these students over the summer and learn a lot from them. Even with all of the restrictions, it was my favorite summer by far teaching students.
I am thrilled to serve our students and provide them with a plethora of information that will be helpful in order for students to be successful in the real world. I look forward to building relationships with the students and the staff at CMS. I understand that it takes hard work and determination in order to be a successful student and educator.
On a personal note, I’m a proud, loving mother to my daughter Avery. Avery is 18 months old and has so much energy. I look forward to a wonderful year as the new Gateway to Technology teacher.
I was an AC Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2018 and was nominated in 2008, 2011, 2016, 2021, & 2022. I served as Vice-President, Eastern Shore Band Directors’ Association in 2006 - 2008 and 2016-2020. I served as President of ESBDA in 2008 - 2011 & 2013 -2016. I was Lead Teacher, Performing Arts, Queen Anne's County Public Schools in 2005 - 2008. I was Guest Conductor for Charles County Middle School Honors Band in 2013 and St. Mary's County Middle School Honors Band in 2016. My goal for this school year is to continue to foster the relationships I build with my students.
My favorite book is New York by Edward Rutherford and my favorite movie is The Help. My hobbies include biking, kayaking, reading, and tennis. My best advice is “make progress not excuses” and “it should be quality that counts more than quantity.”
Hello! I’m Mr. O’Farrell and I am so excited to be joining Centreville Middle School as the new Choir and Music Theatre teacher! I am a recent graduate of the University of Delaware School of Music’s General and Choral Music Education program, where my passion for choir and music theatre only grew more and more. I’m sure this upcoming school year is going to be amazing! I absolutely LOVE working with middle school students since they have so much energy and eagerness to try new things, which is needed for some of the ideas I have for them! I look forward to teaching at CMS and showcasing what great things the students and I can accomplish together.
B.S. Geography from Frostburg State University; MAT Special Education Liberty University
This is my 9th year working for QACPS and my 4th year at Centreville Middle School. I am the assistant volleyball coach of the JV and Varsity women's volleyball team at QACHS. I hope to keep the PFY volleyball program at Centreville Middle School running this Spring, so if you are interested in playing come see me!
Bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Secondary Education from Western Maryland College; Master's degree in School Library Media from McDaniel College; Certified to teach K-12 Special Education, K-12 School Library Media, Early Childhood, and 7-12 English
This is my tenth year as a teacher at Centreville Middle School. I currently co-teach two classes of 6th grade English/Language Arts and two classes of 6th grade Math. I started at CMS as a 6th grade Language Arts teacher and developed a passion for helping my Special Education students. I took courses at Towson University in order to gain certification in Special Education and transitioned into the role of 6th grade Special Education teacher. Prior to working for Queen Anne's County Public Schools, I was a stay-at-home mom for five years. I have also worked for Dorchester County Public Schools as an Educational Technology Resource Teacher for four years; at Lockerman Middle School in Caroline County for two years, where I taught 8th grade Language Arts; and at Shiloh Middle School in Carroll County, where I taught 7th grade Language Arts for two years.
I grew up in Caroline County and participated in Queen Anne's County 4-H as a kid. When I am not working, I love to spend time with my children, Caroline and Andrew, and their collection of backyard animals. I am very excited about co-teaching ELA and Math again this year as a special education teacher!
I have been in the education profession for 16 years. I started out as a teacher assistant at Anchor Points Academy for two years. I then accepted a history position at Kent Island High School, and during my time at Kent island I taught many of the history offerings at the high school, was a member of the PBIS and SIT teams, and coached at QACHS for the swim team, soccer team, and outdoor track team. I then accepted an Assistant Principal position at Kent County High School. Shortly after, I came back to Queen Anne's county as the 8th grade U.S. history teacher at Sudlersville Middle School for this past school year.
I reside in Centreville with my wife Nicole of 15 years and we have two beautiful daughters, 11 and six years old, who attend Queen Anne's County Public Schools. I am super excited to serve as Assistant Principal of Centreville Middle and make a positive impact in the Queen Anne's County Public School System and the Centreville community. Let's go, Retrievers!
CMS has been my home since 1999. For the past 16 years, I have taught Language Arts to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Currently, I am the Reading Specialist. In this role, I am responsible for managing and teaching the Focus Reading Intervention classes and being a support person for the CMS Language Arts teachers.
B.A. in Psychology from University of Delaware; M.Ed in Secondary School Counseling from University of Wilmington
I am a resident of Smyrna, Delaware, and really enjoy my quiet drive to work each day. I live there with my husband, Brian, and a very busy toddler, Santino. Our family enjoys traveling, going to parks, visiting family and friends, and just enjoying life. After working in urban areas for the last 15 years, I am excited to work in a more rural environment, and definitely love how the school is able to immerse itself in the community. I hope that I am equally able to immerse myself in the community, and hope to make significant contributions. Please know that my door is always open, and if you ever have any questions, I am available.
This is my 5th year in Queen Anne's County Public Schools (I was previously at MES). I look forward to working with all of the students, parents, guardians, and community members, who make CMS great.
My previous work experience includes Family Crisis Specialist (CPS social worker) with the State of Delaware; Elementary School Counselor with Community Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.; Mary B. Neal & Diggs Elementary Schools in Waldorf, MD; Matapeake Elementary School in Stevensville, MD; Middle School Counselor at Browne Education Center in Washington, D.C.; and High School Counselor at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, DE.
Hello, my name is Monica Sipes. I have been in the education profession since 2007. I worked at a private boarding school in Delaware and then moved into the Maryland Public School System. I am excited to be working at Centreville Middle School as School Counselor. Previously, I was working at Kent County Public Schools for the past 9 years.
I reside in Queenstown with my husband, who is a High School math teacher, and our son who attends Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. I am so excited to make an impact at Centreville Middle School and our community.