Fifth Grade


Mr. Baker

Mr. Baker is a new educator who is joining the Mays Chapel Elementary team after recently graduate from Towson University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. He is excited to be rejoining Baltimore County after spending his formative years as a student in the county. His passion for education is driven by his own desire to learn and share that knowledge with those around him. He has a fondness for science and nature and is eager to share that enthusiasm with his students. Outside of school, he enjoys cycling, canoeing, and painting. He also enjoys watching animation and is a big fan of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.


Ms. McGinnis:

Ms. McGinnis graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Stevenson University. Her passion for teaching started at a very young age and has been influenced by her past educators. She loves teaching in Baltimore County, seeing as she completed her academic career in the Baltimore County Public School System. Outside of school, Ms. McGinnis enjoys going to the beach, camping, and spending time with family and friends. She is also a very passionate Baltimore Ravens fan.


Mrs. Stefanik

Mrs. Stefanik graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Frostburg State University. Mrs. Stefanik began her teaching career at a Title I school in the northeast area for three years and continued her career in another Title I school in the southeast area for ten years.  She is very excited to be beginning her fourteenth year of teaching here at Mays Chapel.  Her passion for teaching started when she herself was in fifth grade and was greatly impacted by her 5th grade educator. Outside of school, Mrs. Stefanik enjoys traveling with her husband, playing with her yorkie poo, Chesney, and spending time with family and friends. She is also a passionate Baltimore Ravens fan and yes New York Yankees fan.

Ms. Blessing:

Ms. Blessing is very excited to start a new year of learning and growing with her students. Born and raised in Maryland, she attended Salisbury University and received her degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Blessing values each and every child that walks through her door and is passionate about creating a positive and safe classroom community. Outside of teaching, Ms. Blessing loves spending time with her large close knit family of brothers, sisters-in-laws, nieces, and nephews. She enjoys music, concerts, singing and dancing, spending time in nature, and cheering for Philadelphia sports teams!


Mrs. Towle:

Mrs. Towle graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Towson University. Her goal throughout her teaching career is to support her students’ challenges, celebrate their successes, and encourage them to power through life’s experiences with confidence and strength. Mrs. Towle continues to be close friends with her fifth-grade teacher and looks forward to building relationships with her current students. She values a supportive classroom community that becomes a true family. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Towle enjoys traveling with her husband and lab-mix dog, going to the beach with family, and relaxing on the deck with a coffee in hand. She looks forward to a wonderful year of learning and growing with her students!