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Fourth Grade

Grade 4 Teachers


Mr. Brown:

Mr. Brown is extremely excited about making the switch from kindergarten to 4th grade!  After spending the past six years in kindergarten and loving every second of it, Mr. Brown was ready to try something different and can’t wait for the many adventures in 4th grade during the 2018-2019 school year.  Outside of teaching, Mr. Brown loves spending time with his family and friends.  He also enjoys watching and playing sports and is a big fan of science fiction, ranging everywhere from superheroes to Star Wars.  As he enters his 9th year teaching in Baltimore County, Mr. Brown hopes to continue creating a positive influence on every student and to help them succeed to the best of their ability this school year. 


Ms. Schmidt:  

Ms. Schmidt is extraordinarily excited to be joining the Mays Chapel Elementary community as a fourth grade teacher! This will be her 13th year as a classroom teacher.  She has had the opportunity to work at two different schools prior to coming to Mays Chapel, where she has taught first grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade. Ms. Schmidt attended the University of Delaware and received a master's degree in educational leadership at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She loves learning, teaching, building relationships with students, parents and co-workers, and seeing tremendous academic and social growth throughout the course of the school year!  Ms. Schmidt loves to go on long walks, go to the beach, read books, and spend quality time with friends and family! She looks forward to a successful and magical year at Mays Chapel Elementary!

Mrs. Watson:  

Mrs. Watson is very excited about the opening of Mays Chapel Elementary.  What an adventure we are going to take together in our new environment!  Mrs. Watson has been teaching for 24 years, wearing many hats from middle school science to 2nd grade.  She holds an advanced degree from Goucher College in special education and environmental science.  Mrs. Watson enjoys vacationing with her family in Long Island. 


Mrs. Zachary:

After graduating from West Virginia University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies and surviving the blizzard of 1996, I began my first “real” job as a preschool teacher.  For four years, I worked at A Small World, Inc. teaching four year olds their ABC’s and 1-2-3’s.  While I really enjoyed my job, I knew that in order to be a self-sufficient adult, I would need to further my education.  In 1998 I began the Masters of Art in Teaching program at Towson University.   In 2000, I graduated and began working for Baltimore County Public Schools.  My first position in the county was as a fourth grade teacher at Mars Estates Elementary in Essex, Maryland.  After teaching for several years, I realized that if I was going to educate children for the next 30 years, I needed to explore teaching another grade levels.  My principal reluctantly honored my request and let me teach first grade.  I quickly learned that I was better suited working with older children so the following year, I moved back to teaching fourth grade.  I worked at Mars Estates until I gave birth to my son, Michael in 2005. 

I was lucky enough to spend several years being a “stay at home mom”.  When Michael got a bit older, I returned to teaching preschool.  For four years, I worked at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lutherville. 

In 2012 I returned to Baltimore County Public Schools.  For three years, I worked at Lansdowne Elementary teaching second grade.  Lansdowne was also a Lighthouse school, which in turn lead me to Mays Chapel Elementary.  In 2016, I was thrilled to join the fourth grade team at Mays Chapel.  


Ms. Thompson:

Ms. Thompson is thrilled to be a part of the Mays Chapel team! She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a graduate of Towson University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Thompson has always wanted to be a teacher, and grew up playing school with her friends and family. In her spare time, Ms. Thompson loves to stay busy! She likes to go shopping, work out, travel to the beach and spend time with family and friends. Ms. Thompson also enjoys watching shows on Netflix, reading a good book and cheering for her favorite football team, the Ravens! Ms. Thompson looks forward to creating a positive and purposeful environment for her students to foster personal, social and academic growth for all students. She can’t wait for a wonderful year at Mays Chapel!