Third Grade

Mrs. Daniels

Melissa Daniels is happy to be a third grade teacher at Mays Chapel Elementary. She has taught for more than 25 years in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. Teaching experiences include grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 as well as Technology Integration Teacher and Staff Development/STAT roles. She has also served as a curriculum writer and presented at conferences including Maryland Common Ground, Maryland Educators of Gifted Students, Future of Education Technology Conference, National Science Teachers Association STEM Forum, and National Council of Teachers of English.  Outside of school, she likes to spend time with her husband and two sons, travel, and read.   

Ms. Gaede

Ms. Gaede is the newest member of the team. She is delighted to being joining this awesome team!

Ms. Ostrander: 
Ms. Ostrander is thrilled to be an official part of the Mays Chapel Elementary staff! Ms. Ostrander worked at Mays as a student intern on the fifth grade team before graduating from Stevenson University in 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education. She is looking forward to creating a community of empathetic and collaborative learners in her classroom. In her spare time, Ms. Ostrander likes to paint canvases, read mystery books, and listen to music.

Ms. Washington: 
Ms. Washington is a graduate of Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. She received this degree in May 2015. She relocated from, the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, Pennsylvania. In her free time she enjoys yoga, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends. Teaching and learning is her passion; she delights in making learning exciting.  Ms. Washington is excited to see what another year at Mays Chapel will bring!

Mrs. Zerhusen:

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 Lutherville with her husband and enjoys spending time with their four children and five grandchildren. In the summer you will most likely find her at the family home in Ocean City Maryland.