Second Grade

Mrs. Banks:

Mrs. Banks is beyond excited to meet and work with you and your children this school year! She feels privileged to have started her teaching career in Baltimore County by opening Mays Chapel Elementary in 2014. 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 traveling, cooking, attending as many Washington Capitals and Nationals games as possible, and spending time with her husband, family, and beagle puppy, Penny.


Mrs. Ewell:

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. Pawlak:

Mrs. Pawlak has been teaching in Baltimore County since 2013. Originally from South Carolina, she received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Lander University. She also has her master's degree in reading from Towson University. She believes that every student should walk into the classroom with a clean slate and a fresh start! Outside of teaching, Mrs. Pawlak enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew, being outdoors, loving on her pets, and cheering on the Ravens and Orioles.

Mr. Figlewski: