Third Grade

Grade 3 Teachers

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. Southern:  Ms. Southern joined the Mays Chapel Labs just in time for the 2017 school year, and is thrilled to be revisiting 3rd grade. Most of her 30 years of teaching have been with either third grade or fourth, and her most recent stint was fourth grade at Oakleigh Elementary in Parkville. Prior to that, she was a math/science resource teacher, where she discovered her love of math manipulatives to help kids truly understand the thought behind the steps. Along the way, she also developed her love of science and helping her students explore their environment. As a writer on the side, she enjoys helping students learn to express their thoughts, and hopes to enable them to share their ideas. When not at school, Ms. Southern is likely to be found in her gardens, working on her novel, or playing with her critters. She is also the very proud mom of two girls, mostly grown, who share her love of animals and the diversity of our planet.

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.