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5th grade team

Ms. Magill:

Mrs. Magill is so excited to be a part of the Mays Chapel team! She has been teaching in Baltimore County since 2010. She previously worked at Fort Garrison Elementary, where she taught first and fourth grade, and Vincent Farm Elementary, where she taught first and fifth grade. Mrs. Magill received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Bloomsburg University and a Master’s degree in Administration and Leadership from Goucher College. Mrs. Magill recently finished a professional development certificate in Technology and Curriculum Leadership at Goucher College. Mrs. Magill grew up in Baltimore County. She currently lives in Towson with her husband and dog, Natty. Outside of teaching and learning, Mrs. Magill enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling, reading, and being outdoors.


Mrs. Breen:  

Mrs. Breen is in her 13th year of teaching for BCPS. She is a graduate of Towson University and is currently finishing her second Masters in Secondary Mathematics Education. She has experience teaching grades 2-5, and the exposure to multiple grade levels has been very useful in helping students move forward with their academic goals at various levels. While her specialty is mathematics, she loves teaching all subjects and aspires to make learning applicable to her students' lives. Mrs. Breen is married with 4 children ranging from a fifth grader to the tenth grader, and approaches teaching has both an educator and a parent. She enjoys traveling, photography, history, and music!

Mrs. Caplan:  

Mrs. Caplan has taught fourth grade in the Baltimore County Public School community since 2008. Before becoming a member of Team Mays, she taught at Sandy Plains Elementary School in the Southeast Area. She is passionate about 21st Century learning, and looks forward to working together with her students to utilize technology and optimize their educational experience. Mrs. Caplan, originally from New York, earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Towson University, and has since made Baltimore her home. She went on to earn a Graduate Certificate for Leadership in Technology Integration from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys all that Baltimore City life has to offer, but also loves to travel and experience new places. 

Mr. Cooney: 
 
Mr. Cooney has been teaching since 2008. He started his teaching career at Lansdowne Elementary School in Southwestern Baltimore County. He attended Stevenson University for his Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and received his master's degree in Technology in Education at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to teaching fifth grade at Mays, Mr. Cooney teaches a STEM course for future educators at Stevenson University. Mr. Cooney's hobbies include writing and photography. He is also one of the directors of the MCES Performing Arts Club. He is the proud father of Gideon, Willa, and Loretta. 

Ms. Miedlar:

Ms. Miedlar loves working with the talented and enthusiastic members of the Mays Chapel Team. She helped to open Mays Chapel in its inaugural year in 2014 and she has been teaching in Baltimore County since 2004. Prior to joining Team Mays, Ms. Miedlar had experience teaching fifth grade and fourth grade at New Town Elementary School. Ms. Miedlar completed her Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Education at Towson University and she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Loyola University in Maryland. In her free time, Ms. Miedlar enjoys reading, running, baking/cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.