Kellie Marr joined us this past fall, taking over Mrs. Nell’s 5th-grade class. Mrs. Marr is originally from Virginia and Maryland, and currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband of twenty years, daughter Victoria, and son Craigliam. Rounding out her family are Ike and Gracie, beloved feline and canine (respectively).
Mrs. Marr followed in her father’s footsteps as an educator, and received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Towson University, following it up with a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership. She’s previously worked at Carroll County Public Schools as a Special Education teacher and at Woodmont Academy as a first-grade teacher. She loves working with children because she’s a “people person” and enjoys “making learning fun”.
When she isn’t broadening young minds, she likes to cook, travel, golf, ski, and attend football games. Welcome, Mrs. Marr!
Our new Kindergarten teacher is a Baltimore native
who earned her BS in Elementary Education at Eastern Michigan University. This is her first year of teaching and she’s excited to be here! She loves the children’s creativity, imagination, and energy, and enjoys the challenge in reaching them. She lives in Carroll Valley with her Golden Retriever Tasker. When she’s not being entertained by the Kindergarteners, she likes to make jewelry, cook, read, and write.
We’re welcoming back another face that might be familiar to many! Our new middle-school language arts and 7th-grade religion teacher, a Maryland native, has a BA in Education from the College of Notre Dame of MD and an MS in Educational Counseling from McDaniel College. She loves teaching because it gives her the opportunity to be creative and inspire students, and to witness her students’ growth. Married to Brian for the past ten years, she has a son (Ben) and daughter (Cassie) at home, along with cats, Bean and Autumn, and dog, Olive. She’s a bit of a renaissance woman, enjoying creative pursuits like reading, writing, and painting, as well as playing tennis.
Our new P.E. teacher was born in Ohio and moved to Baltimore when she was three-years-old. She now lives in her dream home, an old stone house in Cascade, with her husband, 2 children (Travis, MSS ’11, a Freshman at Shephard, and Nora, MSS ’13, who is starting her sophomore year ), 6 chickens, 2 hamsters, and a cat. She loves working with children because they have an openness that adults grow out of. Rhona has a passion for fitness and health, and is a certified personal trainer. When she is not at MSS teaching the students to be healthy, you can find her at Ft. Richie Community Center, where she’s been a personal trainer and fitness instructor for the past 12 years. Rhona is always up for a good challenge. She loves to bike ride and kayak, as well as sing and dance.
Sister Meg Kymes, D.C., is a face familiar to many who’ve been a part of our MSS community. In May 2012, she was missioned here by Daughters of Charity, and since then, she has earned her certification in Elementary Education from Notre Dame of Maryland. She also holds a BA in English from Fontbonne University with a minor in Religious Studies. Originally, she is from St. Louis, MO, and has been a Daughter of Charity for five years. She loves her latest calling to teach 2nd-grade science, social studies, and religion because it allows her to enjoy the students’ excitement and love for learning, as well as appreciate their simple faith in God.
When she isn’t instilling a love of nature and the Lord in the children, she can be found cross-stitching and walking, and really enjoys cantoring for Mass.
Our newest Pre-K teacher, Kelsey Kuykendall, is a local from Fairfield, PA. If her face and her name look familiar, it’s probably because of the family resemblance; her mother is our middle school science teacher, Danielle Kuykendall!
Kelsey received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from York College of PA, where she also minored in Special Education. Before joining us at MSS, she was a HeadStart pre-school teacher and a tutor at Enlightened Learning Center in Hanover, PA. Of being a pre-k teacher, Kelsey says, “I especially like working with younger children because everything is fun and exciting!” She states that as a teacher, she enjoys watching her students grow and learn new skills every day.
Kelsey lives with her spoiled Italian greyhound, Tony, and her turtle, Lola. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, skiing, snowboarding, and reading. Parents can access her teacher page for information and news from her classroom.
Welcome to the MSS Family, Kelsey!