First Grade

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!

Mrs. Kline:

Mrs. Kline has been teaching in the BCPS system since 2007. She previously taught in Catonsville, and then moved to Mays Chapel ES its opening year in 2014. Mrs. Kline taught kindergarten for ten years and is currently starting her second year teaching first grade.  She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2006 from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan.  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.

Mrs. Shimkaveg:  

Mrs. Shimkaveg graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. Mrs. Shimkaveg has been a special educator in Baltimore County for 11 years. She has taught at both Chatsworth Elementary and Oliver Beach Elementary.  She is passionate about providing the best education for all students. Mrs. Shimkaveg has 2 children and her husband is also a special educator in Baltimore County. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and hanging out with her family.

Ms. Brown

Ms. Brown is beyond excited to join the Mays Chapel team this year! Raised in the Hereford Zone, she is an alumni from Baltimore County Public Schools. Ms. Brown graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a double minor in Educational Studies and Spanish. She remained at St. Mary’s to receive her Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Brown has a passion for the sport of lacrosse, having played throughout high school and college. Outside of school, Ms. Brown enjoys spending time with family and her yellow lab, Jake. She also enjoys running, traveling, and supporting the Baltimore Ravens.