BS in Mathematics from Towson University; MED in Education Leadership from Concordia University
I have been teaching since 2003 and started at Kent Island High School in 2011. I taught mathematics for almost a decade before switching to engineering. I grew up in a Navy family (Beat Army!) and have lived all over the world. With these experiences, I have seen mathematics and engineering used in every aspect of life and enjoy passing that knowledge on to my students.
AA in General Education CCC; BS in Business Administration from University of Baltimore; ME from University of Maryland
I have been a Business and Technology Teacher for over 40 years. Five of my six children graduated from Kent Island High School.
Undergraduate degree in Finance and Business Law from JMU. Graduate degree in Computer Science from University of AK
I completed undergrad at James Madison University in Finance and Business Law. I went to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, while my wife was stationed at Ft. Wainwright, for graduate school where I earned a master's in Computer Science. My graduate research project was Distributed Speech Recognition Services (DSRS), circa 2000, when speech engine technology was still raw.
I, along with my family, relocated to Kent Island in 2004 for a coaching position with the Naval Academy rugby team. Prior to that I coached rugby at the Air Force Academy in CO and then the USA Rugby national team. At that time, rugby was a club sport at USNA therefore all the coaching positions were part time. Full time commitment but part time employment. Teaching enabled me to continue coaching as the school day ends at 3, practice starts at 4, perfect fit. I taught and coached for fifteen years until I stepped back from coaching post-pandemic.
I was hired on a provisional certificate since I had a degree in Computer Science (CS), special thanks to Dr. Hammond (RIP) for taking a chance on me. CS was a fledgling program when I was hired but it has since grown into a full pathway. In addition to writing the curriculum for the four CS courses, I've been able to add components to the CS pathway to heighten the student experience. Such as developing a competitive coding team, establishing local internships, and implementing the middle school coding club.
Each year, a majority of the graduating CS pathway students pursue CS as a college major. Many of whom had no idea what CS was prior to taking their first course in it. I've found that teaching isn't as much about content as it is about positively impacting the lives of our students. I heard that many times over the years but it never struck a cord until it did. Helping my students find their way and/or identify a career path is, I find, the most rewarding part of being a teacher.
When I graduated from HS, I had no idea what rugby was, what computer science was, and had never heard of Kent Island. All three ended up being a big part of my life. Life/work is a winding road with lots of twists and turns. You don't know where you'll end up when it's all said and done. I consider myself very fortunate to have landed at KIHS."
Fun fact: Both of my kids, Catrina and Alec, are products of QACPS. My daughter was an Aerospace Engineering major at Purdue and is now working for Lockheed Martin in their Black Hawk program. My son is currently a Computer Science major at Ga Tech.
Associates in Business Administration
Bachelors in Business Education
Masters in Secondary Education
I have been teaching and coaching at KIHS since 1999. I have been to all 50 states and five of the seven continents.
BS Business Administration from Frostburg State; MAEd in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University; Certifications include both Business Education and Technology ED 7-12
I currently teach Personal Finance and Foundations of Technology. I am really tall coupled with a fear of heights (IRONY).
Associates in Business Administration
Bachelors in Business Education
Masters in Management
Certified Work Based Learning Coordinator
I wanted Barbie's Store more than her Dream House.
I was a volunteer Fire Fighter for my first 4 years of teaching.
I have been trained as a Phlebotomist.
I have been a Maryland Business Teacher of the Year.
Towson State University, Visual Arts; APC Certification in Technology, Graphics and Art
I have been teaching since 2000 and worked in the industry for 10 years.
BS Nutrition from University of Maryland College Park; MA Education from Grand Canyon University; MSDE Certification in Biology; PLTW Certifications in PBS, HBS, MI, and BI; National Board Certified Teacher
I have been teaching at Kent Island High School since the fall of 1998, when we first opened our doors at the main campus. I am one of the teachers for the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Pathway at KIHS. I love what I do and work hard to instill a love for the biomedical sciences and learning in all of my students. It is my hope that all of my students leave our class with new transportable skills that enable them to be successful at higher levels of the various fields in the biomedical sciences both here at KIHS and in any future endeavors beyond KIHS.
When I am not at school, I am busy with my family. I have 4 kids (2 sons who graduated from KIHS and 2 daughters - 1 who is currently and 1 who will be at KI) who are all involved in many school and community activities. My husband and I are also very involved with many of the local sports programs and activities in the Kent Island community with our children. In addition to our children, we also have our fur baby, a chocolate lab named Puddy, who is often with us... She is very friendly but be warned, she doesn't realize how large she is and she may greet you with enthusiasm.
Fun fact: I love the mountains and the fresh water lakes of the Adirondacks (Northern NY).
Maryland APC German, History and Technology
Greetings! I’ve been the Homeland Security Instructor here at Kent Island High School since 2012. The material that is covered in the courses of the pathway are fascinating and challenging. I believe students will enjoy the study and be well prepared for a relevant career or academic pursuit.
Fun fact: I am an experienced woodworker.
BA from Towson University; MS from Johns Hopkins University; MS from UMBC; National Board Certified
I have been teaching since 1998 in several different settings and positions, and I have found a great home here at Kent Island High School. I love being part of making our community a better place and am honored to help create future teachers!
My husband Kevin (also a KIHS teacher) and I live in Queenstown with our two children and pets. I like to spend my very little free time reading, being outside with my family, exercising (love hiking and yoga) and gardening. I am a Ravens and Orioles fan!
I am a product of Queen Anne's County Schools, and my mom also taught at Kent Island High School when it opened in 1998!
My Bachelor's Degree is from the University of Maryland (College Park) = Secondary Education: English (certified grades 5-12)
My Master's Degree is from Coppin State University = Masters of Education: Curriculum and Instruction
This is my 28th year of teaching, and I have taught in both Anne Arundel County Public Schools as well as Queen Anne's County Public Schools. My favorite things to do in my spare time are to spend time with both of my children (when my youngest is in town!), read as many books as I can, and travel to new places.
BA in English Literature; MA in Curriculum and Instruction
Teaching since 2009. Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy traveling, boating, hiking, and being outside. Favorite Novel: Their Eyes Were Watching God. Favorite Poet: Maya Angelou. Favorite Quote: "... for there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it" - Amanda Gorman.
English / Library Media
Each summer, I take students abroad to learn about the world first-hand. Find me if you're student is interested in visiting Egypt in July 2024.
BA English Language & Literature
BA Secondary Education
MAED School Counseling
I coach the cheerleading team.
I have a German Shepherd named Jane and a pygmy goat named Phoebe.
I graduated from KIHS in 2013 ~ Once a Buc, always a Buc!
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature; Masters of Education from Louisiana State University
I moved to Maryland to work for Queen Anne's County Public Schools after graduating from college. I lived in eight other states before making Maryland my home. I have had the privilege of sharing great literature and poetry with my students for almost 30 years. My husband and I have two wonderful children. I enjoy traveling whenever possible.
Administrative Certification from Johns Hopkins University
Master Degree in Secondary Teaching and Dual Reading from Wilmington University
Bachelor Degree in History from Wesley College
Associate Degree in Human Services from Delaware Tech
NOAA Weather Spotter and amateur meteorologist for Mount Holly, NJ.
Farmer - I live out on a farm with chickens and tons of gardening!
Avid Reader - Favorite Author is John Grisham; Favorite Genre is murder/mystery
BA in English /Secondary Ed from Moravian College; MA in Supervision & Administration; Certified in SPED
Originally from Connecticut, I graduated with a BA from Moravian College in 2001. I have been teaching ever since. I am also certified in Special Education and earned a MA in Supervision and Administration. I am currently working toward my National Board Certification. Prior to working at KIHS, I served the students of QACHS, MMS, and briefly as an Instructional Specialist at the QAC BOE. I have three sons and a husband who also works in the education field. I was a college athlete and spend my free time carting kids to sports and hiking. I love teaching students of all levels and abilities and despite the state of this profession at times, I continue to truly love what I do!
Fun fact: I love to Rollerblade!
BA in English Literature from Gettysburg College; MAT
I graduated from KIHS. After a few years in healthcare HR, I went back to earn my MAT and teach so I could enjoy my job!
Master's of Education
Bachelor's of English
Bachelor's of Education
I am not fun.
BA from University of Maryland; MA from Washington College
I have been teaching since 1987.Teaching has allowed me to meet many students and their families. I have seen my students grow up and achieve great things. It has been like their lives have been an extension of mine. Personally, I love to do anything outside from gardening to fishing. Currently, I have a very spoiled male cat named Buddy. He is named after a character in a Truman Capote short story.
Fun fact: I am a twin and a yogi.
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
BS in Educational Studies
I have been a part of Kent Island High School since 2016 in the ESOL program; prior to KIHS, I worked at KIES and MES. In 2017 I decided to go back to college and get my degrees; I now hold a BS and an MA, both earned while working full-time. I have lived on Kent Island for 30 years with my husband and our four children. I am proud to say that all of them are graduates of QACPS schools.
Undergraduate Degree in Math Education from Clarion University; Graduate Degree in STEM Education from UMBC
I have been a math teacher at Kent Island High School since 2009. I enjoy helping students develop a deeper understanding of mathematics and build connections between the content and real-life applications. I live with my husband and our two sons. I love spending time with my family, being outdoors, and reading.
B.S. Mathematics, M.ED. Secondary Mathematics Education, Secondary Math Education Certification
I love spending time with my kids, soccer, yoga/barre, & being outdoors. My treats are coffee & chocolate.
B.A. in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College; B.S. in Secondary Education: Mathematics from Salisbury University; MAEd in Teaching from UMBC
I have been teaching in the county since 2010. I live with my husband and our two children. I enjoy reading, swimming and the beach.
I started teaching in the fall of 2012. I've taught almost all math courses at KIHS. I love running and exercising.
BA in Mathematics, Teaching Credential, MA in Education, and NBCT
The beach is my happy place.
B.S. in Exercise Science
Certified Personal Trainer
I was born and raised on Kent Island, and graduated from KIHS in 2012. I played football and ran track all 4 years. I am a JV Football Coach. I am also a certified personal trainer and enjoy working out. I love sports, mainly football . . . Go Ravens!! I have a nickname of Mr. 4th Quarter or The Catch. This started after a crazy comeback in a playoff football game that helped Kent Island win their first Regional Championship in the 2011 season. Can't give out too much information so come and ask me about the story.
B.A. in Psychology from Muhlenberg College; M.Ed. from Salisbury University; Ed.D. Education Leadership from University of MD Eastern Shore
Born and raised in Allentown, PA. Married with two adult boys. Moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1987. Avid equestrian throughout life. Past owner of Jack Russell Terriers, Labrador Retrievers; current owner of Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a black cat.
BA in Theatre; MA in Educational Leadership and Administration
I teach all of the theatre courses including Introduction to Theatre, Actor's Studio I, Actor's Studio II, Play Production, and Play Directing. I also teach TV Production and Guitar Musicianship. I also direct and produce the Fall and Spring theatre productions here at KIHS. For questions, you can contact me via email.
B.S. Music Education, M.M. Wind Conducting
I have two cats named Socrates and Luna, I am a die hard New York Jets fan
B.A. in Vocal Performance, Secondary Education Certification from Washington College
In 2020, I was the Choral Director at Stevensville Middle School until I started my Choral Director position at Kent Island High School in 2021. Alongside Chorus, I teach Piano Musicianship and Music Appreciation.
Favorite things: Vinyl shopping, longboarding, trivia, and my cat Apollo
BA from Salisbury State University; APC holder in Dance K-12
I was Teacher of the Year 2020-2021. After college, I followed my passion for teaching and became a certified teacher in Maryland. I love to dance and started my journey at the Dashiell School of Dance in Stevensville, Md. I continued to dance at my high school, Arundel Sr., until I went to Salisbury State University, where I received several awards in dance. Upon graduation, I furthered my career by performing at the Chesapeake Music Hall and the Burn Brae Dinner Theatre in Burtonsville, Md.
Being the dance teacher at KIHS allows me to be the advisor for the dance company and choreograph all the musicals for the school. I also serve on the School Improvement Team and am the department chairperson for the performing arts team. With over 25 years of experience in education and over 40 years of dance and performing experience, I continue to be excited to share with students my passion for dance and performing. Every day, I strive to educate the “whole child” and am committed to my personal and professional excellence.
Fun fact: I performed at a banquet with Muhammad Ali, and Wilma Rudolph.
Bachelor of Arts in Education from Glenville State College, Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University
1st team All State running back
BS Salisbury University; MS Walden University; Certified K-12 Physical Education & Health
I grew up in Howard County MD and after attending Salisbury University, I stayed on the Eastern Shore. I taught at CES for 4 years before moving to KIHS in 2011. I have taught PE, Health, Team Sports, and Fitness for Life. I live in Easton with my husband and twin boys. We like to watch and play all kinds of sports and spend time outside.
M.S. Exercise Science and B.S. in Elementary Education
I used to play bare-hand baseball
M.S. in MS Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Emporia State University; B.A.in Health and Physical Education with a Minor in Coaching from Lock Haven University
I have been teaching health and physical education in Queen Anne's county since 2006.
MS Curriculum & Instruction; APC Certified Secondary Science Biology; Admin I
My definition of fun: spending each day helping teenagers navigate science courses & high school
Bachelor's Degree of Science in Civil Engineering
Master's Degree of Engineering
I enjoy spending time with my family. My favorite activities include reading, baking, crafts and playing tennis and pickleball. My favorite place is a deserted beach at sunrise.
Bachelors of Science in Chemistry; Masters of Arts in Secondary Education
Chemistry and Special Education Certified
I was a Division I college athlete. I am a native of Delaware, but now reside on the Eastern Shore.
I have a BS in Education from Salisbury State University, and I have a ME in Education from LaSalle.
I love the beach. I enjoy paddle boarding, bicycling, baking, crafting and party planning.
BS in Biology with a concentration in Evolution from the University of Pittsburgh
MAT in Secondary Science Education from the University of Pittsburgh
I grew up about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh and attended the University of Pittsburgh for both my undergraduate degree in Biology and my Master of Arts in Teaching. I've been at Kent Island High School since 2014. Outside of teaching Biology and AP Environmental Science, I coach the ice hockey team, am a co-adviser for the National Honor Society, and am the adviser for the Debate Club. I have truly enjoyed my time at KIHS and look forward to what comes next!
When I'm not teaching, I spend a lot of time with my wife and our kid(s). We have a full zoo here - two dogs, two cats, and two rats - so that keeps me busy as well! I'm legitimately interested in just about everything (music, movies, television, video games, hiking, sports, reading, philosophy, etc.) so if you ever want to chat about anything, I'm always open to that!
Weird fact: When I was in high school, my eyebrows disappeared for a year!! Luckily, they returned.
BS in biology from Gettysburg College, MS in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College
I have 4 dogs, I collect sea shells and I love hiking
BS in History / Secondary Education from Towson University
I went through QACPS starting in third grade at Kennard Elementary School. I have been teaching US History at KIHS since 2019.
B.S. in Secondary Education (Concentration in Social Studies and Mathematics) from Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed. in STEM Education from UMBC
Certified AP Teacher for AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, and AP World History"
I'm originally from Central Pennsylvania. I have lived in Maryland and taught at Kent Island High School since 2010, switching from the Mathematics department to the Social Studies Department in 2017. I love patterns (my name is a palindrome!), and cultures, and learning about the way the world works. Most of my time outside of school is spent with my two boys (ages 3 & 5) and my husband, who was also my high school sweetheart. <3
Bachelor in Education; Masters in Administration and Supervision
I teach Honors Government, Government and Business Law.
BA in History Education; MA in Social Studies in World History
I grew up in Queen Anne's County and graduated from KIHS in 2006. After high school, I attended the University of Delaware and received my bachelor's and later master's degree in History Education. I began teaching at KIHS in 2010.
Bachelor's Degree in History; Secondary Education Certification; Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Towson University
I am a 2006 Graduate of Kent Island High School and began working at KIHS after graduating from Towson University. I have taught many Social Studies courses, mostly US History and Government. Although not currently on the field, I also have nearly 20 years of combined experience coaching Football, Softball, and Baseball. Once a Buc, always a Buc!
Random fact: I have never drank even a single cup of coffee in my entire life.
Bachelor of Arts in History with Secondary Education from Salisbury University; Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University; APC I/II
I am a KIHS graduate in the class of 2004.I have been teaching since 2008 at KIHS. I teach World History and AP Human Geography.
I have lived on the Eastern Shore my entire life and currently reside in Queenstown with my husband and two sons.
AS in respiratory therapy, BS in history, MAT in secondary education
I was a respiratory therapist for twenty years.
B.A. in History and Music, M.A. in History
Completed a multi-pitch climb in the Adirondacks, performed music in Cuba, once built a 12 ft. tall dragon in my backyard with my kids
BS Political Science & MS in Secondary Social Studies
I am a former Marine and have been teaching for 25 years. Love God, Family and the outdoors!
B.A. Secondary Education and Fine Art from Goucher College
M.E. Education from LaSalle University
I have 3 kids, love hiking, gardening and enjoy my koi pond. I appreciate colorful hair, tattoos and self expression!
BA in Applied Media Arts; MA in Art Education in Art Therapy - both from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
I began my career with QACPS in 2000 and I've always enjoyed being involved in our school community beyond the classroom. I currently teach all of the courses in the 2D Visual Arts pathway and I am the Visual Arts Department Chair. I am the advisor for National Art Honor Society, Art Club, and Photography Club and co-advise National Honor Society with Mr. Hazy.
BA and Gratz RTC MA from University of Maryland
Once a Lion, now a Buccaneer, I am proud to be an alumni of QACPS. I have taught art in elementary, middle and now high school.
My family and I live in Stevensville. My husband Ed and I have 2 children, Sylvia and Vincent, a dog, Lulu and two cats, Munchie and Mugsy. I enjoy spending time with my family at the beach, the pool or hanging on the couch with a good book or movie. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, running, walking and gardening.
BA in Spanish from Towson University; MA in Spanish Language and Literature from University of Maryland, College Park; National Board Certified
I was born and raised in Easton, MD and discovered a love of language learning while in high school. I first traveled abroad in college and have since traveled to many Spanish-speaking places like Spain, Perú, Colombia, México, and Puerto Rico. I want my students to leave my courses with real-life skills that they could apply in many different areas of life. Being bilingual opens doors, and you never know when it may benefit you and others!’
I am a seasoned marathoner and am working on a long-term goal to run (at least) one marathon in all 50 states of the US.
BA from Towson University, MEd from Walden University
I began my teaching career in 1999. I taught three years at Centreville Middle School before moving to KIHS in 2002. Originally from Rock Hall, I live in Queen Anne's County with my husband and our beloved dogs. Random fact: I do not like tacos!
BA in French from Rutgers University; MA in English from University of New Orleans
I have taught for close to 30 years at a variety of levels including college. Despite growing up near here (South Jersey), I have moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland via France, Indiana, Florida, Louisiana, and the Western Shore of Maryland. My daughter gave me a hard time about being a teacher for most of her childhood -- she is now a teacher.
I am an industrial engineer. I am certified to teach Spanish k-12
I have been teaching for over 15 years, I love to listen music and spend time with my family and friends.
B.A. in Spanish from McDaniel College, M.Ed. in Education from LaSalle University
Being 5'2"" has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantage: I can fit into small spaces. Disadvantage: everyone asks you to squeeze through to get the ball that went over the fence for the tenth time. When I walk through the hallway between class changes, I have to find a student taller than I am, hold onto his/her bookbag, and follow that person like a tailback follows a fullback to the next class.
Being able to teach the full student: knowledge, basic life skills, and to encourage community involvement is why I teach. The fame and fortune is also a nice perk.
I have played violin for 31 years, and have a love for anything athletic.
Associates Degree of Science and a graduate of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at CCBC-Catonsville
I love doing any outdoor activity including running, hiking, camping!
M.S. Special Education and Reading
Taught GED in Federal Prison, love hockey and therapy shopping
I have been in education for 28 years. I'm currently completing my 24th year at KIHS. In 2015-2016 I received the award of Paraeducator of the Year. My content area is Science. I have been with the department for over 20 years.
My QACPS career began as a Substitute teacher, then SpEd part-time Paraeducator at KIES. I then worked full-time as a Pre-K para for nine years, one year SpEd Kindergarten, then off to KIHS. This is my 12 year at KIHS currently an Instructional Paraeducator, mainly in Math classes supporting students.
I am all about Summer, pool, beach & boating!
BS from University of Hawaii at Manoa; MAT from Notre Dame of Maryland University
My mom was a special education teacher and was able to get me in the door as a paraeducator at her school in 2009. I am glad she did!
I was on the sailing team in high school and college. In my free time, I work with local animal rescues.
I have been teaching for 15 amazing years. It has gone by fast. Currently I have a Masters in Education with a specialization in Special Education, a Masters in Psychology, and a Certification in Behavior Analysis. I am also TESOL trained. I absolutely love my job and my students. I look forward to partnering with each of you every day. It takes a village. :)
I love God, my family, theatre and art! I enjoy nature on a quiet day and reading a good book.
Masters in Education
I started college at age 32, found out I was Dyslexic, and earned my Masters Degree 30 days before my 50th birthday. I have been in the county for 23 years. I love Mickey Mouse!
Undergraduate degree from Clemson University; Graduate degree from University Notre Dame of MD
I started teaching in 2009 with Anne Arundel County, but happily switched to Queen Anne's County last year to work closer to home. Kent Island is a great school with wonderful students!
Undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Elon University; Graduate degree in Secondary Special Education from Johns Hopkins University
I have been teaching for 20 years, 15 of which have been at Kent Island High School. I have three children, one dog, four cats, and two fish. I love the beach, and enjoy spending free time with my family. I also love to attend hockey games and figure skating events for my children during the fall and winter months.
Graduate Certificate in Transition; Master's Degree in Educational Leadership; Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education; Certificates- Special Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Math, Middle School Science, Administrative 1 University
This is my eighth year teaching, third year at KIHS.
PhD in Education; MA in School Counseling; Certified in Special Education.
I am a Special Education teacher at KIHS with 20 years of experience working with students. I love my job.
Masters of Education in Educational Leadership
I live in the Kent Island Area with my family, which includes my wife who teaches at STMS and four kids who all currently attend Kent Island High School. We are active and enjoy the area very much! We enjoy almost anything outside and on the water!
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction; National Board Certification; Doctorate in Education focused on Curriculum and Instruction
I have lived in Queen Anne's County for over 30 years and was lucky enough to attend Kent Island Elementary School, Stevensville Middle School, and Queen Anne's County High School (because KIHS was not around yet)! When not reviewing students' academic progress and ensuring all students are on track to graduate, I enjoy camping and boating, cheering for the Ravens, Orioles, and Capitals, and spending time with family and friends.
While I am a graduate of QACHS, I truly believe that "Once a Buc, Always a Buc!" Go Bucs!
MEd Educational Leadership; BA History; AAS Aviation Operations
From Buffalo NY, and is a little obsessed with the town. In my 26th year with the Air Force Reserves. Have 3 amazing kids.
When I graduated High School there were two things I was never going to do: Become a teacher or join the military. I have been doing both now for a combined 45 years. Never does not always mean never.
BS in Elementary Education
MA in School Counseling
I like to visit National Parks, Golf, and coach Cheerleading. I also have two amazing children who are graduates of Kent Island High!
BS in Elementary Education 1-6; MA in School Counseling K-12
Hello! I first started my career with QACPS back in 2017 where I taught 6th grade Social Studies and English/Language Arts at Stevensville Middle School. In 2019 I had the honor of receiving QACPS New Teacher of the Year. As my time at Stevensville Middle School progressed I later on became the School Counselor there in 2021.
In 2022 I made the move to Kent Island High School and I couldn't be happier. Being able to be a part of my students' High School experience, as well as post-graduation goals and plans is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.
When it comes to counseling, I use predominantly solution-focused strategies, emphasizing what is already working for a student and focusing on their strengths. My conceptualization of student concerns considers their relationships, self-concepts, and goals. I believe all students should have access to a school counselor and that a school counseling program serves all students.
BA University of MD; MS School Counseling Johns Hopkins University
I was born in California but have spent most of my life in Maryland. I moved to Kent Island in 1995 and have raised four children here. I began my career with QACPS as a CASA Start Case Manager in 2008, working with at risk students in our middle and high schools. In 2011 I accepted the position of School Counselor at KIHS and have been here ever since.
B.A. in Psychology from Arcadia University; M.Ed. in School Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland
I worked as a school counselor for nine years in a private school, then spent one year working at Towson University in Judicial Affairs. After being a stay at home mom for a while I returned to work and landed at KIHS.
I teach yoga classes and love being outside in the summer.
Associates Degree from Chesapeake College
I have worked for QACPS since 2016 but I have been at KIHS starting at the annex in August 2017 and moving to the main campus in July of 2018. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have two children (son and daughter) that are both graduates of KIHS. I absolutely love watching the students come in as Freshman and grow into young adults and exit as Seniors. In my spare time, I love to bake, read a good Nicholas Sparks book, and travel to Disney!
I was born and raised here on KI, have two wonderful boys and a husband of 18 years. As I am starting my 5th year, I look forward to many more here at Kent Island High School!
BS from University of Maryland, College Park
I am one of the six "original" employees to Kent Island High School and am happy to celebrate my 25th year as the principal's administrative assistant. I truly love this school, the kids, and the community. I have lived in QA county for the past 35 years, have raised two children who both graduated from QACHS and now am a proud grandmother of one! I love gardening, birding, fishing, and spending time on the water.
I have been a QACPS employee since 2009. I am married with one daughter who is a KIHS 2019 graduate.
Bachelors in Occupational Therapy
I began working at Kent Island High School in 2022. I was born and raised in Brazil but I've been living in the US for about 12 years. English is not my first language.
BS in Mathematics from Salisbury University.
Certificated Secondary Mathematics Teacher.
MBA - Candidate with UMD.
Enlisted in the USCG for 8 years.
I have been to the Artic Circle.
Mom of 2 amazing kids, living in Queen Anne's County.
Master's in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Sociology; Certificate in Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention from Rutgers, School of Social Work, and Certificate in Nonprofit and Public Management from Rutgers, School of Social Work; Pending Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Rutgers, School of Social Work
My interests and specialties include community action and social policy, community and civic engagement, youth advocacy, youth development, youth leadership, youth mentoring, and youth mental health.
M.S., Education / Adolescent Literacy and Technology
B.S., English, Frostburg State College
National Board Certified Teacher
I started teaching in Kent County in 2006 and moved to Stevensville Middle School in 2008. I spent the next 14 years there as an eighth-grade ELA teacher before transferring to Kent Island High School in 2022.
I am a Kent Island native and graduated from QACHS back when it was the only high school in the county. I now live in Centreville with my family, two dogs, and a tropical clawed frog. I love reading (of course), working in my gardens, biking, and exploring new places.
BA in Psychology from College of the Holy Cross; Master's of Science and 6th year degree in School Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University; National Certification in School Psychology (NCSP) through the National Association of School Psychology (NASP)
My practice focuses on a strengths-based approach to supporting students within the educational setting.
Liberal Arts & Sciences A.A.
I have a dog named Trooper!
I love the beach!
I know how to hold a simple conversation in French! "
2 BA's in Speech Communications & Public Relations and also English & Speech Education.
I have visited 5 continents, 20 countries, and 44 states.