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!



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.  Her passion for teaching started when she 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. 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!