Teacher & Staff Directory
B.S. in Education from California University of Pennsylvania; M.A. in History from Washington College and Guidance and Counseling from Loyola College
I have been teaching for 30 years. My hobbies and interests include blues music, history, Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, Pittsburgh Steelers football, and spending time with my family. My favorite novel is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and my favorite poet is Homer. My favorite movies include Dead Poets Society and The Lord of the Rings. My favorite quote is, “Hindsight is like foresight without history."
My goal for this school year is for students to have a better appreciation on how ancient history affects the lives of people today.
B.S. in Elementary ED; Masters in Reading in Admin I Certification
I have been teaching for 25 years. My family includes my husband, two children, and grandchildren. My hobbies are singing and Flowers by Michelle. My favorite movies are The Color Purple, The Notebook, Tombstone, and The Temptations. My goal for this year is to make sure my students succeed!
B.S. in Hotel/Restaurant Administration with a Minor in Business; B.S. in Education; M.Ed in Curriculum Instruction; Endorsement in Gifted Education
I am going into my third year of teaching ELA at Matapeake Middle School. I come from Virginia where I taught for 12 years and bring those years of expertise and wisdom with me. I look forward to the start of a new year! Also, this year I will take on a section of history which will be a nice change of routine for me.
Just a little about me: I have moved around some through my years, all of which have been with my husband of 28 years. I started out in upstate New York where I was born and moved to Oklahoma at a young age and where I spent most of my time. I have lived in Colorado and Virginia and now I love living on the Eastern Shore in Church Hill. Along the way, I had two children who are now grown and both have graduated from college and are currently working on their master's degrees.
Towson University; Bowie State University; Chesapeake College; Anne Arundel Community College
I have been teaching for 14 years. I enjoy sports and being outdoors. My favorite quote is “Be quick, but don’t hurry” – John Wooden.
Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture; Master’s in Elementary Education
I have been at MMS for 11 years. My goal for this school year is to make my students think! I live with my husband and two children, and my favorite thing to do is make memories with my family. I love being a mom, traveling, hiking, and eating good food! I also read all the time. My favorite poet is Maya Angelou and my favorite movie is Talladega Nights. My favorite quote is from author R.J. Palaciao in the book Wonder: “Kinder than is necessary. Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than is needed"
BA in Education from the University of Maryland; MA in Education from Scranton University
I have been teaching for 15 years. My husband and I have a daughter and a son. I enjoy reading, gardening, practicing yoga, traveling, cooking, and eating. My favorite novel is To Kill a Mockingbird and my favorite poet is Maya Angelou. My favorite movie is Tommy Boy. My favorite quote comes from my 10th grade English teacher, Mrs. Campbell: “Do what you have to do so you can do what you want to do."
My goal for this year is to instill an appreciation of reading in all of my students.
BS in Biology; Master’s in STEM
I have been teaching for 27 years. My husband and I have two sons, two dogs who are the best in all the land, and two cats who are the weirdest in all the land! We also have a flock of chickens. My hobbies include boating, snorkeling, and traveling. My favorite books are the Harry Potter Series by J. K Rowling, Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. My favorite poets are Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss. My favorite movies are Contact, Signs, and the Harry Potter Series. My favorite quote is from Louis Pasteur: “Chance favors the prepared mind."
Bachelors of Science in Education from SUNY Fredonia; Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel; Master of Science in Instructional Leadership from Mount Saint Mary’s University; Certified for Elementary Education (K – 6) with Middle School Extension (7 – 9) in mathematics; Pending certification Administration 1
I have been teaching for 17 years. My wife and I have four children and a pet cockapoo. My hobbies include watching football and hockey and camping. My favorite authors are Tom Clancy and Chuck Palahniuk. My favorite bands are The Tragically Hip, Skillet, The Headstones, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. My favorite movies are The Princess Bride and The Boondock Saints.
One of my favorite quotes is from Michaelangelo: “The greater danger for most of us lies in not setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too short and achieving the mark.” Another favorite quote is from Paul Brandt: “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there’s footprints on the moon.”
My goal for this school year is to have each student increase their understanding and comfort with mathematics, beyond learning the required content.
I have been teaching for 34 years. I enjoy reading and playing video games. My favorite novels are Tom Sawyer and the Harry Potter series, and my favorite poet is Robert Frost. My favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life or any Harry Potter movie. My favorite quote is from Winston Churchill: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
BA in Education from Salisbury University
I grew up on Kent Island and have attended grade school here. Working in Queen Anne's County, as a teacher, has always been a dream of mine and I am excited to be able to fulfill it here at Matapeake Middle. My goal for this school year is to not only improve my student's ELA skills, but to also have them develop a love for reading!
Bachelor's degree in Business Education from Franklin & Marshall College; Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Administration from McDaniel College; Advanced Professional Certificate
I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. I live with my husband and son, and have been teaching for 13 years. I enjoy horseback riding, soccer, working out, swimming, and spending time with my family. My favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption.
My goal for the school year is to teach my students to like/love math. I want to bring some fun into math class!
BA in BA in History/Secondary Education from Salisbury University
Before Matapeake, I was the Social Studies teacher for two years at Anchor Points Academy; Queen Anne's County's alternative education program. I am a graduate from Kent Island High School, and after college I was thrilled to return home and become a teacher in the area where I grew up. After school, I am the Head Coach for the Varsity Dance Team at Kent Island High School.
I enjoy dancing, reading, watching movies, going to the beach, and spending time with my husband and son. My favorite book is Pride & Prejudice and my favorite poet is Maya Angelou. My favorite movies are 10 Things I Hate About You, Dead Poets Society, and The Last of the Mohicans.
My favorite quote is, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” by Nelson Mandela.
BA in Economics from the University of MD; MA in Secondary Math from the University of Phoenix
I have been teaching for 10 years. I live with my three kids, two dogs, and one frog. I enjoy soccer, the beach, going to the movies, and spending time with my family. I love the Marvel Movies! My goal for this school year is to build relationships with students and families.
B.S. in Environmental Science with a Minor in Biology from Ursinus College
It is pleasure to be a part of the Matapeake Middle School staff again this year. I spent four years teaching 8th grade science in North Carolina. I am originally from Philadelphia (GO BIRDS). I am looking forward to working with you and your student this year!
Bachelor's of Psychology
I am fortunate to live in close proximity to my mom, dad, and one of my grandmothers. I have grandparents who live in Florida and a brother who lives in Paris, France. I have a wonderful fiance' and 6 pets, two cats and four dogs. Some of my favorite things are to read, travel, shop and spend time with my family.
Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Social Studies
I have been teaching for 26 years. I enjoy spending time with family, watching my boys play sports, bike riding, and baking. My favorite movie is Steel Magnolias. My goal for this year is to provide my students with the tools to advocate their needs as second language learners of English!
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Salisbury University
This is my first year of teaching. I enjoy watching sports and rooting for the Orioles and Ravens. I also enjoy playing the drums and frequently visiting the beach. My favorite movie is School of Rock.
My goal for this year is to build relationships with my students and have them walk away from my class wanting to continue to stay physically active.
Bachelor's Degree from Salisbury University; Master's Degree from Wilmington College
I have been teaching for eight years and have two children. I enjoy dance, boating, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite novel is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and my favorite poet is Maya Angelou. My favorite movie is Sleepless in Seattle. My favorite quote is, "Energy and persistence conquers all things."
My goal for this year to build meaningful relationships with my students and assist them in reaching their goals.
Bachelor’s in Music with a certificate in Music Education and a focus in Vocal Performance
This is my 6th year teaching at Matapeake. I have previously taught part time with Anne Arundel County Performing Visual Arts Magnet Program. Besides singing, I like to read, go camping, and be involved in different theater productions on stage and backstage. My favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean. My favorite books are the Harry Potter series, including book number 8, The Cursed Child. I enjoy baseball and rooting for the O’s.
I'm very excited to be starting a wonderful new year at Matapeake. I look forward to seeing all of your familiar and meeting new smiling, beautiful faces. I know we are going to have a great year this year!!!
Bachelor of Fine Art; Master of Arts in Teaching
I have been teaching for four years. I live with my husband and two daughters. I enjoy playing piano, caring for my pet chickens, eating delicious foods, gardening, and spending time with family. My favorite movie is The Labyrinth. My goal for this year is to build strong relationships with students, try new art projects, and build a new curriculum.
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education from The Catholic University of America; Masters of Instrumental Music Education from Arizona State University
I have been teaching for 18 years. I was born in Chile and now live with my wife and two children. My hobbies include reading, traveling, and geography. My favorite movie is The Spanish Prisoner. My goal for this year is to provide a stable environment for MMS Instrumental Music and establish a new culture of music making and performing in public.
I have been teaching for eight years. I was born in Western Pennsylvania and am the youngest of seven siblings. I enjoy writing poetry/short stories (in both English and Spanish), hiking, and photography. I also enjoy playing piano, gardening, and teaching model rocketry. My favorite novel is King Author and the Knights of the Roundtable. My favorite poet is Robert Frost. I lean heavily toward educational documentaries and watch very few movies. My favorite quote is from Jesus: “I go to prepare a place for you that where I am there you may also be.”
By the end of this year I want each of my students to have a measurable sense of accomplishment in the Spanish language and an affirmative desire to continue towards mastery.
Bachelors of Science from Salisbury University
This is my first year at Matapeake. I was born on Kent Island and now live with my pet bearded dragon. My hobbies include traveling to different beaches in the world and seeing how many I can visit. My interests are animals and sports. My goal for this year is to learn all my students’ names!
BA in Art History; Masters in Teaching
I have six years of experience. I enjoy cooking, reading, and being outdoors. My favorite novel is Pillars of the Earth and my favorite poet is Shel Silverstein. My favorite movie is The Princess Bride.
Masters from Johns Hopkins University
I have 20+ years of experience. I was born in New York City and have three children. My hobbies include reading, hiking, windsurfing, and biking. My favorite movies are Kung Fu Panda and Mulan. My goal for this year is to help students reach their potential.
Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Computer Science
I was born in Gdansk, Poland and have 12 years of experience. My hobbies include cooking, organizing, and gardening. My favorite movie is The Lion King. My goal this year is to help students learn and make it fun!
BA Social Work; Masters in Special Education
I have 13 years of experience. I was born in Chestertown and now live with my husband and three daughters. I enjoy crafts and shopping. My novel is To Kill a Mockingbird and my favorite poet is Maya Angelou. My favorite movie is The Outsiders. My favorite quote is, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
My goal for the school year is to help each and every one of my students be successful and overcome any obstacles they may face!
Masters of Special Education
I was born in Pennsylvania and have 20 years of experience. My hobbies include anything to do with being on the water. This summer I navigated my 17' Boston Whaler from Worton Creek to Key West, FL. My favorite novel is Only in America and my favorite poet is Ernest Hemingway. My favorite movie is Jaws.
Early Childhood Certification, Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Certified Grief Coach
My family is humongous!!! lol
I enjoy reading, restaurants, museums, performing arts, community service and gatherings with family and friends.
My favorite movie is School Daze and my goal for the year is to Inspire!
2 years in Business School
I was born in Bluefield, West Virginia. I like bike riding, boating, reading and cooking. My favorite movie is Sound of Music. I am married and have two children.
I am married and have two daughters, and two grandsons. They are the light of my life. Some of my favorite things to do are paddle board, go to the beach, walking, fellowship and church.
I have 36 years of experience; 16 years in PG County, 2 yrs with Benedictine School and 18 years with Queen Anne's County.
I am married and have two daughters. I love spending time with my family and friends. My favorite movies are Mamma Mia and The Proposal. My goal this year is to help all the students I work with to be successful.
I have one daughter, one grandson, one granddaughter and a great granddaughter. I love reading and playing scrabble and my favorite movie is Steel Magnolias.
I have 11 years experience in QAC Schools. I am married and have one wonderful son and one awesome daughter. Some of my favorite things are walking, going to the beach and watching Dirty Dancing. My goal this year is to enjoy every minute.
I was born in Annapolis, Maryland. Some of my favorite things to do are crocheting and reading. My favorite movies are Princess Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas. My goal this year is to help students learn all they can.
Johns Hopkins University, Graduate Certificate Administration and Supervision
Bloomsburg University, Master's of Education in Reading
West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelor's of Arts K-8
I am married and have three children. I am originally from Saratoga Springs, NY. Some of my favorite things are travelling, attending sporting events, reading, hiking, tubing, eating and shopping. My goal for this year is to help students persevere by encouraging them to put in the effort even though the task may be difficult.
I have been teaching for 13 years. I enjoy watching and playing sports (my favorite is basketball), hanging out with my family, and playing (and making) board games. My favorite novels are Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm. My favorite movie is Jurassic Park (the original!).
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-6; Master of Science in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (certified in grades 1-8)
I have 18 years of experience. I was born in Pennsylvania but have been living in QAC since I was two years old. I live with my husband and two children. I enjoy playing board games, watching movies, tap dancing, being outdoors, and reading. My favorite movie is The Princess Bride. My goal for this year is to continue to grow and learn.
I have lived on Kent Island for almost 20 years and have worked for Queen Anne's County just as long. I have two children, and a dog. I love reading, walking, sitting on the beach and hanging out with my large family!
Graduate of QACHS, live locally with husband and three kids. Volunteer at KIVFD for over 20 years.
BSN, Baccalaureate in Nursing; University of Maryland
Licensed by MBON; Registered Nurse, 1981
NCSN: Nationally Certified School Nurse 2009
I enjoy reading, travelling, reading a book on my back porch and the beach. I am married and have two children. Some of my favorite movies are Trading Places, A Christmas Story, Die Hard, Indiana Jones. My goal for this year is for everyone to enjoy "normalcy" again and to have a happy, healthy year for the entire school community.
Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Social Studies, and History from Salisbury State University; Masters in Secondary School Counseling from Wilmington College
I am married and have two daughters. I have many interests, including coaching, music, sports (football, curling, hockey), Netflix series, stand-up comedy, superheroes, Star Wars, and Fortnite. My favorite book is It Doesn't Take A Hero by Norman Schwarzkopf. My favorite poet is Robert Frost. My favorite quote is, "When we lose ourselves in something larger than ourselves, it is then that we find ourselves."
My goal for this year is to “able” students, not enable them, through the challenges that they encounter during this particular time in their development. To help them find solutions to academic, emotional, social problems they may experience. Work on short term goals with students that will lead to "big picture" successes.
B. A in Political Science from Howard University and Master's in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maryland
I've been working with youths for over 10 years and love it! Some of my favorite things to do are kayaking, travelling, cooking and connecting. My goal for this year is to engage and learn about the MMS Community while supporting and advocating for students and families.
Associates of Arts, Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology
I am originally from Florida and now I live on the Eastern Shore with my husband, Christopher and my beautiful baby boy, Grayson.
I love to spend time with my family, reading and football (go Bills!)
Bachelor's in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders
I am married and have a dog names Dory. Some of my favorite things to do are kayaking, seashell hunting, walks with the family and travelling. My favorite movie is The Proposal and my goal this year is to make a difference for at least one child.