Mrs. Banks is beyond excited to meet and work with you and your children this upcoming school year! She has been teaching in Baltimore County since 2014 and feels privileged to work at Mays Chapel Elementary. Mrs. Banks graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in psychological studies. Mrs. Banks is from the Eastern Shore and is elated to be sharing her love of teaching in counties other than where she grew up. In her free time, Mrs. Banks enjoys spending time with her husband and family, while also attending as many Washington Capitals and Nationals games as possible.
Mrs. Bishop has been teaching in Baltimore County since 2012. She previously worked at Dogwood Elementary School in Woodlawn, Maryland prior to coming to Mays Chapel. Mrs. Bishop received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She is certified to teach both Elementary and Special Education. Mrs. Bishop has been a part of the primary Mathematics Teacher Leader Corps since starting with Baltimore County. She has also written curriculum with the elementary English Language Arts team since 2015. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Bishop loves spending time with her friends and family, especially her husband, Jordan, and her dog, Holly. She also enjoys running, baking, traveling, and cheering for the Baltimore Ravens.
Ms. Ewell feels excited and fortunate to have had the opportunity to open Mays Chapel Elementary School and to continue this journey with all of the students and staff! She began her teaching career in 1988 in Baltimore City before coming to Baltimore County where she spent 19 years at Carroll Manor Elementary School and 3 years at Westchester Elementary School. She earned a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland College Park and a masters degree in reading from The Johns Hopkins University. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2002 and held that certification continuously for ten years. Throughout her career, she has taught as a classroom teacher in grades one and two and has served as a reading specialist. She was a member of the Math Cadre in Baltimore County where she assisted in helping to write math curriculum as well as provide professional development for teachers. In 2013, she was selected to help write math curriculum that was published through a grant program funded by NSA. She lives in Riderwood with her two children, Reese and Sadie, and her own Labrador, Roxy and cat, Mango. She spends most of her free time with her children's activities and enjoys swimming, reading, and being outdoors mostly at the beach!
Ms. Stelz cannot stop smiling because she is overjoyed to be a part of the Mays Chapel Team! The 2016-2017 school year is Ms. Stelz’s first year as an official BCPS teacher. Ms. Stelz is a summa cum laude graduate of Towson University with a degree in elementary education. She completed her student teaching with a second grade class at Woodholme Elementary School during the 2015-2016 school year. She has taught other grade levels at Rodgers Forge Elementary School and Owings Mills Elementary School. Ms. Stelz spent most of her childhood living in New Jersey before moving to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Today, she is happy to call Baltimore County her home. Since she was an elementary school student, she has volunteered with numerous organizations and created her own projects to help other people and the environment. During her free time, Ms. Stelz enjoys spending time with her fiancé and family, reading/ writing, painting, and running. She also loves to learn new things. Ms. Stelz wants to share her excitement for learning with her students. Ms. Stelz cannot wait to meet all of her students and their families this year!
Ms. Whitaker has been teaching in Baltimore County for 4 years. Originally from South Carolina, she received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Lander University. She believes that every student should walk into the classroom with a clean slate and a fresh start! Outside of teaching, Ms. Whitaker enjoys spending time with her nieces, being outdoors, and cheering on the Ravens and Orioles.