First Grade

Grade 1 Teachers
This is a picture of the first grade team. Mrs. Hoffman:

Ms. Hoffman is pleased to be a part of the Mays Chapel Elementary School First Grade team!  She has a passion for teaching and learning.  As a child, she had always wanted to become a teacher, and would often play school with her younger brother and neighbors.  She has been teaching first grade students since 2007.  Ms. Hoffman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education from Towson University. Prior to teaching at Mays Chapel, she worked at Norwood Elementary School in Baltimore County, solely teaching first grade.  Ms. Hoffman enjoys reading, traveling, kayaking and spending time with family and friends. She is delighted to begin a new school year at Mays Chapel Elementary!
Ms. Montgomery:

Ms. Montgomery was raised in Baltimore County has great BCPS pride.  After receiving degrees in elementary and special education from Radford University her BCPS teaching career started in the fall of 1990.  In the spring of 2008 she received her National Board Teaching Certificate. Ms. Montgomery is the proud parent of 2 children; Michael and Rebecca. Her interests include the great outdoors; trail running, backpacking, and riding horses. She also loves to cook and read, but most of all she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Ms. Montgomery is looking forward to learning about the interests of her students and celebrating the things that makes each of them special.

Ms. Quimby:

Ms. Quimby loves teaching first grade and is excited to be on this educational journey with her students! Teaching has always been her passion and her goal is to make her classroom an exciting and inviting place for all of her students. Ms. Quimby graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2013. She began her career as a Special Education Inclusion Teacher in Baltimore County where she fulfilled that role for two years. In 2015, Ms. Quimby joined the first grade team at Mays. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Leadership in Special Education – Exceptionalities from Notre Dame of Maryland University in 2018. Ms. Quimby loves to spend time with her friends and family, be active, craft, and craft!

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Mrs. Kline:

Mrs. Kline has been teaching kindergarten for BCPS since 2007. She previously taught in Catonsville, and then moved to Mays Chapel ES its opening year in 2014. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2006 from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan. She is currently working on attaining her master's with an emphasis in reading. Mrs. Kline has two daughters at home and enjoys reading, cooking, yoga and gardening.

Ms. Tart:

Mrs. Tart is a new addition to the Mays Chapel family and is thrilled to begin this journey with your students! Mrs. Tart began her teaching career in 2012 at Battle Grove Elementary, teaching both fourth and second grade students. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Towson University in 2012 and her Master’s Degree in Leadership as a Reading Specialist from Notre Dame of MD University in 2017. Mrs. Tart enjoys exercising, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs.