Staff Roster

2018-2019 School Year




Charles Treft, Principal

Dr. Brigitt McGuiness, VP

Sarah Ripple, Dean (Thurs & Fri)


Kindergarten Teachers

Monica Bowling/Karen Ross (CT)

Sue Oursler/Jennifer Latuff

Cara Windsor/Shellie Marinaccio

Stephanie Wendland/Linda Ward


Grade One Teachers

Nicole Connor (CT)

Jennifer Lawrence

Santina Iannone

Kristin Plachno


Grade Two Teachers

Catherine Regan

Kim Collins

Kristen Peerless (CT)

Sherri Welcher-Brown

Nicole Staudinger


Grade Three Teachers

Patrice Malamis

Jessica Brechbiel

Amy Tipton

Noell Wilson (CT)

Ms. Sickels 


Grade Four Teachers

Kim Bracey (Math) (CT)

Sheila Niswander (ELA)

Lisa Rossi (ELA) (CT)

Jason Oates (Math)


Grade Five Teachers

Chris Clark (ELA)

Kristi Kahler (Math)

Carla Fowler (ELA) (CT)

Kelly Fagan (Math) (CT)


Special Education Teachers

Danielle Williams

Candace Keisu

Mary Baugher

Joy Kolenda

Cynthia Gonzalez – Interpreter

Nicole Stewart - Interpreter


Fine Arts/PE Teachers

Amanda Thompson/Music

Tina Ditmars/Art

Debbie Longsworth/PE

Kate Crounse/PE  (A, B, C, D days)

Janet Gross/Band-Strings

Melaney Sanchez/Media Specialist


School Counselor

Allison Summey


Speech-Language Therapist

Eileen Fitzsimmons


IEP Clerk

Tammy Carroll (.2)


Building Service Worker

Joyce Hawkins – Head Night

Alice Hurley

Mathi James

Linwood Thomas – Head Day


School Psychologist

Brittney Allen (Fri.)


Student Services Worker

Christine Jones (Fri.)



Joanne Fleming

Patricia Leighton


Cafeteria Staff

Kayse Dunsmore

Alice Reid


School Nurse

Kim Hill


Instructional Assistants

Debbie Kinneer

Jennifer Latuff

Linda Ward

Shellie Marinaccio

Karen Ross

Glenda Spragg

Pam Storms

Brigette Ortenzo




Olga Riggs

Jean Hepp


Lunch Room Monitors

Jennifer Parsons

Pamela Bowser


Before/After Care

Phyllis Lyles - Director

Maxine Jones – Group Leader


Physical Therapist

Susan Dudley


Adaptive PE

Laura Rivers


Occupational Therapist

Jill Hartwell



Beth Nelson


Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Sherrie Tarry


DPT – consult only

Ruth Ghrist


Sp. Ed Reading Specialist

Rae Anne Turlington


ELA Curriculum Supervisor

Leanne Meisinger

Donna Stover – ELA Specialist


Special Ed Supervisor

Nancy Gregory – Sp. Ed.

Janet Stephanson – Func. Skills


Math Curriculum Supervisor

Jennifer Young

Dawn Caine – Math Specialist


Computer Technician

Robin Campbell


School Resource Officer

Jay Johnson

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Mt. Harmony Elementary
900 West Mt. Harmony Road
Owings, Maryland 20736
Phone: 443-550-9620 | Fax: 410-286-4017

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