Resource Teachers and Support Staff

School Counselors

Mrs. Counsell
Mrs. Counsell has been a School Counselor since 2010. Prior to coming to MCES, she worked at New Town Elementary School for four years. She has her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Loyola University-Maryland and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Dayton in Sociology. In addition to state certification, she also holds a certificate as a National Certified Counselor. Prior to working for BCPS, she worked for both the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and Catholic Charities as a case manager. She is passionate about her family and being a mother to her daughter and son. She also enjoys reading, swimming, listening to music, dancing, and rooting for local sports teams (Go Ravens and O's) in her free time.

Mr. Rubin
Mr. Rubin has been working as a school counselor in Baltimore County since 1998. Before Mays Chapel, he worked at Randallstown High, Stemmers Run Middle and Meadowood Education Center. He has his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and his Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. Mr. Rubin believes in developing meaningful relationships with his students and partnering with their teachers and families along the way. Mr. Rubin is an avid sports fan and has coached high school and youth lacrosse since 1994. He is currently a coach for Charm City Youth Lacrosse. Some of his other interests are snowboarding, running, hiking, listening to live music and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Special Educators

Ms. Miedlar
Ms. Miedlar loves working with the talented and enthusiastic members of the Mays Chapel Team. She helped to open Mays Chapel in its inaugural year in 2014 and she has been teaching in Baltimore County since 2004. Prior to joining Team Mays, Ms. Miedlar had experience teaching fifth grade and fourth grade at New Town Elementary School. Ms. Miedlar completed her Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Education at Towson University and she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Loyola University in Maryland. In her free time, Ms. Miedlar enjoys reading, running, baking/cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Ms. Cuno
Biography Coming Soon!

Ms. Brown
Biography Coming Soon!

Ms. Cohen
Renee Cohen is a 2nd year Special Ed Inclusion/Resource teacher in Pre-K new to Mays Chapel Elementary. She previously has taught Pre-k and K in another county with her degree in Early Childhood Ed from Towson University. She has two children who are 7 & 13.  She very much looks forward to meeting everyone in the MCES community!

School Psychologist

Dr. Young-Hoffman
Dr. Young-Hoffman is so pleased to be starting her second year at Mays Chapel Elementary. She has enjoyed getting to know the students and their families and working with an exceptional staff. Dr. Young-Hoffman completed her doctorate in Developmental Psychology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She then respecialized in Clinical and School Psychology through the doctoral program at Hofstra University. Dr. Young-Hoffman has worked in clinical and school settings in New York, Maryland, and New Hampshire. In 2007, Dr. Young-Hoffman was honored to receive the award for New Hampshire School Psychologist of the Year. In 2018, she and her husband returned to Maryland and she joined Baltimore County Public Schools. Dr. Young-Hoffman previously worked at Pleasant Plains Elementary, Oakleigh Elementary, and Glyndon Elementary. This year, Dr. Young-Hoffman will be sharing her time between Mays Chapel and Prettyboy Elementary. She enjoys nature, outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP)

Ms. Goode
Biography Coming Soon!

Occupational Therapist (OT)

Ms. Warder
Biography Coming Soon!

Social Worker

Ms. Adams
Biography Coming Soon!


Reading Specialists

Mrs. Guanti
After graduating from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Elementary Ed and a certification in Mental Impairment, Mrs. Guanti began her teaching career as a fourth grade teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools. Her journey brought her to Glenmar Elementary School, a BCPS school, where she taught 4th and 5th grades before working as a GT resource teacher. After pursuing her Masters in Reading, she worked as a primary (grades K-2) reading specialist, evolving  into the (K-5) reading specialist. Her desire to be a part of literacy changes has led her to Mays Chapel Elementary. As a literacy leader, she has worked with  students, teachers, and parents at all grade levels.  Currently, she is pursuing a second Masters degree in Special Education with a literacy focus.  Orton-Gillingham trained, Jen has been supportive of efforts to identify and address dyslexia, and develop a better understanding of reading difficulties.  Jen is blessed to come home from a great day of learning and enjoy the company of her husband, daughter and son. Things that bring a smile to her face (and her soul) are a good book, a great meal, traveling, art, sports and live music.

Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Smith has been a classroom teacher in the Baltimore County School System since 1999. She received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Reading Education from Walden University. Mrs. Smith began her career teaching Kindergarten and 1st Grade at Berkshire Elementary for 15 years, before she became part of the Mays Chapel family when it opened in 2014. Here, she has also taught Kindergarten and 1st grade, before becoming a Reading Specialist in 2019. When she is not teaching, Mrs. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, Will and Joey. Her favorite activities include watching her boys play ball, reading, and cheering on the Ravens and Orioles!

Mrs. Pawlak as been with Baltimore County since 2013. She received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Lander University in South Carolina and her Masters in Reading Education from Towson University. She spent most of her time in 1st and 2nd grade until 2023 when she joined the Reading Specialist team. When she is not teaching, she enjoys being an avid pet mom, spending time outside with her husband, going to concerts, cheering on the Ravens and Orioles, and being the best aunt possible to her nieces and nephew. 

Math Resource

Mrs. Towle

Mrs. Towle graduated in 2016 with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. She was born in Maryland and attended Baltimore County Public Schools from kindergarten through high school. When she was a child, she lined her stuffed animals on the end of her bed to teach reading and math (haha!). When she grew up, she followed her childhood dream and became a fifth-grade teacher. She loves to learn and grow, so she decided to go back to school for a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Towle is excited to be the math resource teacher at Mays Chapel. She can’t wait to work with teachers and students to support them in math. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, traveling, and finding moments to relax. She is lucky to have a husband, son, and dog to go home to every day!

School Nurse

Mrs. Lanier
Mrs. Lanier began her nursing career is a BSN graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. After working in trauma for several years, she moved to Maryland and was a part of the Surgical ICU and adolescent pediatric units at John Hopkins Hospital. In 2007 she began her school nursing career at Glenmar Elementary, where she remained for 7 years. While at Glenmar, she earned her Master’s degree from the University of Maryland in Health Sciences Education. She enjoys the combination of health care and education that school nursing provides! Mrs. Lanier enjoys travelling abroad, where she has done a cartwheel on every continent but Antarctica! In her free time she loves camping, the outdoors, reading, gardening, and scrapbooking. Mrs. Lanier’s family includes her husband and two young sons, and their beagle mix, Fitch.


ESOL Teachers

Mrs. O’Melia
 Mrs. O’Melia has been teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other languages) and Spanish for over 20 years. She received her BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, her MA in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and took her teaching certification classes at UMBC. Mrs. O’Melia likes to read and travel with her husband and 2 teenagers when she is not teaching.

Ms. Lamb

Ms. Lamb grew up in sunny Florida and graduated from Buffalo State College in 2006. She recently obtained her Master’s degree in reading from Edinboro University and is working to become a certified reading specialist. She began her career as a classroom teacher, focusing on pre-k through 2nd grade. She started working with English Learners when she taught first grade in Los Angeles and fell in love with this dynamic and brilliant group of learners. This experience prompted her to obtain her ESOL certification and pursue a career as an ESL teacher. She truly loves learning about the cultures and traditions of her students, especially the delicious foods! She looks forward to supporting our ESOL students as they flourish and grow throughout the year!  

Building Operations Supervisor (BOS)

Sherrie White
Ms. White grew up attending BCPS and graduating from Overlea High School in 1980.  She continued her education by joining the Navy and becoming an electrician working on submarines and other Naval vessels. Finishing twelve years of Naval service she got out and focused on raising my five sons.  Ms. White started working for BCPS in 1997 working third shift as a Building Service Worker. In 2000 she started working as a BOS at Padonia International then on to Timonium Elementary. In 2014  she was hired to be the new BOS here at Mays Chapel and how excited she was to get to see the building coming together each day. Now it's four years later and she still loves coming to work each day and interacting with the students, staff and parents. In her free time, Ms. White loves spending time with her family enjoying the outdoors while boating, fishing, chasing the dogs, or blowing bubbles with her grandkids.