Mrs. Krueger has been teaching in Baltimore County since 2009 and is certified in early and elementary childhood. She has her Master's Degree in Elementary Education. She attended Syracuse University and loves college basketball. Mrs. Krueger's philosophy is that persistence equals success. Her interests include baking, art, gardening, and learning new technology. She is married and has two daughters who keep her very busy. She has two dogs, one Pug and a rescued Chihuahua. She loves kids, chocolate, and animals.
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 23 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.
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.
Mrs. Zerhusen loves being part of Mays Chapel Elementary School. Mrs. Zerhusen is a veteran teacher with more than 30 years of experience in public and private schools in the Baltimore area. She rejoined BCPS in 2009 as a mentor teacher . Prior to coming to Mays Chapel, she taught 3rd and 4th grades at Warren Elementary. Mrs. Zerhusen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Loyola University in Maryland. She lives in Cockeysville with her husband and enjoys spending time with their four children and four grandchildren. In the summer you will most likely find her at the family home in Ocean City Maryland.