High Point Elementary School
High Point Elementary School
 

924 Duvall Highway
Pasadena, MD 21122
(410)222-6454
FAX (410)222-6456

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High Point Elementary

 

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Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

                             Administration                                     ^

Mr. Merritt – Principal TMERRITT@aacps.org
Principal Merritt

Artist:  Heather V.

Favorite Color: blue
Hobbies: biking and gardening
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
Favorite Teacher: Mr. McMullen-he taught me perseverance
Family Facts: 2 daughters & 1 son

Ms. Savage – Vice Principal

Ms. Savage

Artist: Isabel M.

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Mr. Elsis – Guidance Counselor

Mr. Elsis

 

Artist:  Alec R.
Favorite Color:  Blue
Hobbies: Anything outdoors
Favorite Food:  Pasta
Favorite Book: Rasselas
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Teacher: Brother Antonio~ he whipped me into shape.
Family Facts: 1 son & 1 daughter

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                                            Kindergarten                                     ^

Mrs. Meek– Teacher


 
Mrs. Meek 
Favorite Color: purple
Hobbies: spending time with family, scrapbooking
Favorite Food: lasagna
Favorite Book: Amelia Bedia series
Favorite Subject: math
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Shanfelter
Family Facts: 1 brother, 1 sister, 1 daughter and a dog named Princess.

Ms. Vernacchio– Teacher

Ms. Vernacchio
Artist:  Sabrina
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Ms. Kotofski
Artist:   Zoe C.
Favorite Color: pink & green
Hobbies: soccer, running, biking & coaching
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: The Harry Potter  series
Favorite Subject: P.E.
Favorite Teacher: Ms. Rush ~ made me love to read!
Family Facts: 1 dog ~ Lola

         

Mrs. Matulonis – Teacher

Mrs. Matulonis
Artist:  Trey  
Favorite Color: blue
Hobbies: my kids & reading
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Author: Debbie MacComber
Favorite Subject: P.E.
Favorite Teacher:  
Family Facts: 2 kids & no pets

Mrs. Reed – Teacher

 

Mrs. Reed
Artist:  Mya
Favorite Color: purple (go Ravens!)
Hobbies: watching football, boating & reading
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Author: Nicholas Sparks
Favorite Subject: Language Arts & P.E.
Favorite Teacher: Ms. Cambria ~ a great role model!
Family Facts: 1 son & 2 stepchildren

Mrs. Shortall – Teacher

Mrs. Shortall 

Artist: Jimmy
Favorite Color: purple
Hobbies: scrapbooking and reading
Favorite Food: Pizza from Giordanos in Chicago
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree
Favorite Subject: Art
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Sieberz ~ she made algebra fun!
Family Facts: has a 2 year old son and a baby coming in march!

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                                              First Grade                                       ^

Ms. Barton – Teacher

 

Ms. Barton
Artist:  Izabella M.
Favorite Color: pink
Hobbies: traveling, playing & watching sports
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book:  
Favorite Subject: Math & Science
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Metzbower~ she made learning fun
Family Facts:  

 

Mrs. Sprague – Teacher

 

Ms. Keck
Artist:  Chloe A.
Favorite Color: blue
Hobbies: singing, theater
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: The Harry Potter series
Favorite Subject: Reading
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Underwood~made music fun!
Family Facts: 2 sisters, 1 brother & 1 cute niece

 

Mrs. Martini – Teacher

 

Mrs. Martini
Artist:  Tori
Favorite Color: blue
Hobbies: running outside
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: Oh the Places You’ll Go
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Mask~ he made learning fun!
Family Facts: 1 daughter, 1 son & 1 dog

Mrs. Surles – Teacher

 

Mrs. Surles
Artist:  Winni W.
Favorite Color: yellow
Hobbies:  reading & bowling
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: The Nancy Drew series
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Dixon~ she was very sweet!
Family Facts:  

Ms. Zimmerman – Teacher

 

Ms. Zimmerman
Artist:  Sara K.
Favorite Color: all shades of blue
Hobbies: watching the Orioles!
Favorite Food:  sushi
Favorite Book: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Favorite Subject: Reading and Writing
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Briggs ~ she read to us every day
Family Facts:  Enjoys baking cakes with her little sister

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                                          Second Grade                                       ^

Mrs. Gavin – Teacher

 

Mrs. Gavin
Artist:  Gabby C.
Favorite Color: blue
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Favorite Book: Bear Snores On
Favorite Subject: Writing
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Hackett~ she was a good listener
Family Facts:  
 

Mrs. Melnick – Teacher

 

Mrs. Melnick
Artist:  Ashley
Favorite Color: pink & yellow
Hobbies: flower arranging & collecting postcards
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: Heidi
Favorite Subject: Geography
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Fastige~ spoke English & Spanish!
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Mrs. Krick – Teacher

 

Mrs. Krick
Artist:  Sharon W.
Favorite Color: yellow
Hobbies: snowmobiling, reading & scrapbooking
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree
Favorite Subject: Reading
Favorite Teacher: Sister Mary~ encouraged me to go to college
Family Facts: 1 son & 1 daughter

  

Mrs. Parker – Teacher

 

Mrs. Parker
Artist:  Evelyn D.
Favorite Color: blue
Hobbies: my 2 children
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: cookbooks!
Favorite Subject: Reading & Science
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Doan~ she let us try different foods!
Family Facts:  

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                                             Third Grade                                      ^

Mrs. Morris – Teacher

 

Mrs. Morris
Artist:  Paige H.
Favorite Color: pink
Hobbies: dance, photography,
Favorite Food:  crabs
Favorite Book: The Lemonade War
Favorite Subject: P.E.
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Merrill 3rd~ she made learning fun
Family Facts: husband and  cat named Kairi

Ms. Thacker – Whipp

 

Ms. Thacker
Artist:  Delaney H.
Favorite Color: green
Hobbies: Reading and exploring
Favorite Food:  Hamburgers
Favorite Book: I'll Love You Forever
Favorite Subject: Gym
Favorite Teacher: College Math Professor
Family Facts:  1 cool son & 1 awesome stepdaughter


                             

Mrs. Hurman – Teacher

 

Mrs. Hurman
Artist:  Cassidy S.
Favorite Color: red, purple & teal
Hobbies: cooking, reading, crafting, gardening
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Authors: J.K Rowling & James Patterson
Favorite Subject: Math & Science
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Stevens~ great teacher and mentor
Family Facts:  2 daughters & 1 yellow lab

   

 

Mrs. Shaffer – Teacher

 

Mrs. Shaffer
Artist:  Savannah Q.
Favorite Color: blue
Hobbies: having fun with my children & scrapbooking
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: the Harry Potter series
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Christof~ she was caring & compassionate
Family Facts: my husband drag races

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                                          Fourth Grade                                      ^

Mrs. Morris – Teacher

Mrs. Morris 

 
Artist: Delaney H.
Favorite Color: red
Hobbies: reading
Favorite Food:  seafood
Favorite Book: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Favorite Subject:
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. J. Watkins
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Mrs. Schwarzmann – Teacher

 

Mrs. Schwartsmann
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Favorite Color: Orange
Hobbies: Sports & Reading
Favorite Food: Vegetables
Favorite Book: The Napping House
Favorite Subject: Language Arts & Math
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Lane ~ She gave me my love for reading
Family Facts: Has 2 sisters

 

Mrs. Meeks – Teacher

 

Mrs. Meeks
Artist:  Amalia S.
Favorite Color: pink & yellow
Hobbies: reading & traveling
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: Pickle Chiffon Pie
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. White~made learning fun!
Family Facts: 1 energetic son!

Mrs. Russo – Teacher

 

Mrs. Russo
Artist:  Kaitlyn P.
Favorite Color: blue
Hobbies: Reading and playing with her grandson
Favorite Food:  sugar cookies
Favorite Book: A Redbird Christmas
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Miss Anderson~taught us to sew
Family Facts: 2 children- Cami and Corey. 2 grandchildren Taylor and Logan, one more on the way!

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                                             Fifth Grade                                       ^

Mrs. Cappellini – Teacher

 

Mrs. Cappellini
Artist:  Breana P.
Favorite Color: green
Hobbies: swimming & reading
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: Summer of the Monkeys
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Dempsey~made learning fun
Family Facts: 1 daughter & 1 dog

Mrs. Dingman – Teacher

 

Mrs. Dingman
Artist:  Caitlyn C.
Favorite Color: red
Hobbies: scrapbooking, reading, & family time
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Author: Judy Blume
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. O’Brien~she was kind & helpful
Family Facts: 1 son & 1 daughter

Mrs. Ferrell – Teacher

 

Mrs. Ferrell
Artist: Nick B.
Favorite Color: Green
Hobbies: Exercising & Walking
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Book:  
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Any teacher that does not give up on their students
Family Facts: 2 kids 1 son and one daughter

Mrs. Winslow – Teacher

 

Mrs. Winslow
Artist:  Kayla D.
Favorite Color: red
Hobbies: softball, antiques, reading, & football
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: the Harry Potter series
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Hughes & Mrs. McKibben
Family Facts: 2 kids & 1 pug

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                                                     Art                                              ^

Ms. Beddia – Teacher

 

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Favorite Color: Mulberry
Hobbies: Painting,Travel, Reading
Favorite Food:  Crabs
Favorite Book:
Favorite Subject: Art
Favorite Teacher:
Family Facts: Large Italian family

Ms. Lawrence – Teacher

 

 
Artist: 
Favorite Color: Turquiose
Hobbies: Painting, hiking, music
Favorite Food:  sushi
Favorite Book: Hatchet
Favorite Subject: Art History
Favorite Teacher: Dr. Joyce
Family Facts: Youngest of four, two dogs and a cat

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                                   Physical Education                                   ^

Mr. Lathroum – Teacher

 

Mr. Lathroum
Artist:  Kym C.
Favorite Color: purple, black, & orange
Hobbies: sports and movies
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: The Only Way I Know
Favorite Subject: What do you think?
Favorite Teacher: Dr. Kehrwald~ he challenged me to think
Family Facts:  

Mr. Murphy – Teacher

 

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                                                 Music                                              ^

Mrs. Thorne – Teacher

 

Mrs. Thorne
Artist:  Taylor C.
Favorite Color: yellow
Hobbies: going to the movies
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: The Little House
Favorite Subject: Music
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Thorpe
Family Facts: my mom was a music teacher too

Ms. Gluzband – Teacher

 


 

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Favorite Color: Green
Hobbies:  spending time with family
Favorite Food:  Chinese
Favorite Book:
Favorite Subject:  Music
Favorite Teacher:  Mr. Miller
Family Facts:  2 dogs, 1 cat & 1 rabbit

 

 

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Favorite Color: purple
Hobbies: reading, yoga & performing the violin
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Subject: Science & Music (of course!)
Favorite Teacher:  
Family Facts: 1 daughter

Mrs. Dawson– Band Teacher

 

Ms. Beatty

Artist:               

Favorite Color: Orange & Blue
Hobbies: Going to the gym, watching funny movies, & cooking
Favorite Food: Chicken stir-fry, Dulce De Leche ice cream, Oreo cookie shake
Favorite Book: The Tempest & Oedipus Rex
Favorite Subject: Music :) & Mathematics
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Ritchen in middle school band ~ he was fun and took us to festivals and theme parks
Family Facts: I am origionally from Canada and my family resides in South Carolina today.

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Library Media^

Mrs. Wise – Teacher Librarian

 

Mrs. Wise 
Artist:  Cheyenne K.
Favorite Color: blue
Hobbies: reading, traveling & cooking
Favorite Food:  pasta
Favorite Book: there are just too many!
Favorite Subject: Language Arts & Music
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Wilbur~taught me the joy of music
Family Facts: 1 son & 1 daughter

Mrs. Dustin – Media Specialist

 

Mrs. Dustin

Artist:  Amalia

Favorite Color: Orange
Hobbies: Reading, the beach, bike riding, step aerobics, Notre Dame Football
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Book: Cutting for Stone
Favorite Subject: Media
Favorite Teacher: Sr. Mary of Bethany ~ because of her gentle Spirit
Family Facts: 2 daughters, husband, and a cat

Mrs. Bennett – Media Assistant

 

Mrs. Bennett

 Artist:  Emily S.

Favorite Color:  
Hobbies: Reading & Gardening
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Book: I like Mysteries
Favorite Subject: English
Favorite Teacher: 10th grade English Teacher ~ I learned & retained so much
Family Facts: Married, 2 children, 4 grandchildren

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                                              Office Staff                                       ^

Mrs. Corcoran – Administrative Assistant

 

Mrs. Corcoran
Artist: Chelsey R.
Favorite Color: pink
Hobbies: Raven football & traveling
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: Charlotte’s Web
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Meeks~she made school fun
Family Facts: 2 kids & 1 dog

Mrs. Freburger – Administrative Assistant

 

Mrs. Freburger
Artist:  Makayla L.
Favorite Color: red, pink, & blue
Hobbies: reading mysteries, gardening, Ravens football
Favorite Food:  thin crust whole wheat pizza, steel cut oatmeal
Favorite Author: Sue Grafton
Favorite Subject: Art
Favorite Teacher:  
Family Facts:  

Mrs. Stephens – Administrative Assistant

 

Mrs. Stephens
Artist: Anna D.
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Ms. P. Sherrod – RN

Ms. Sherrod
Artist: Delaney
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Ms. M. Slade – Health Assistant

Mrs. Slade
Artist: Anna D.
 
Favorite Color: Red, Beige, & Brown
Hobbies: Beading, music, cooking, & travel
Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes, Chicken, & Steak
Favorite Book: Secret
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher:  
Family Facts: We love every baby

Mrs. Mc Cartney

 

Ms. DeAngelis
 
Artist: Rosa P.
 
Favorite Color: Green
Hobbies: Crochet & Knitting baby blankets to donate to children's Hospital, Washington DC
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: Morning Glory
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Gosnell ~ made social studies come to life
Family Facts: 3 children and 2 grandsons

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                                   Special Education                                     ^

Mrs. Alfera – Teacher

 Mrs. Alfera

Favorite Color: green
Hobbies: traveling & hiking
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
Favorite Teacher: Dr. Sammons~made classes fascinating!
Family Facts: 1 son, 1 daughter & 1 very large dog

                               

Mrs. Hoyt – Teacher

 Ms. Hoyt

Artist:          
Favorite Color: pink & green
Hobbies: sailing, reading & gardening
Favorite Food:  chocolate
Favorite Book: The Old Man and the Sea
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Demarco
Family Facts: 2 daughters, 1 husband & 1 dog

Ms. Green – Teacher

 Ms. Green

Artist:
Favorite Color: green & blue
Hobbies: bingo & gardening
Favorite Food:  Goetze's Caramels
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Favorite Subject: Reading
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Slafkosky
Family Facts: 3 fabulous children, 8 brothers, 1 sister

Mrs. Jones – Teacher

 

Mrs. Jones

 

Artist: Kaitlyn
Favorite Color: Blue
Hobbies: Watching Movies
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Book: Indian in the Forest
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Stevenson, ~ Rewarded good work & behavior
Family Facts: Only red head in her family

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Favorite Color: blue & purple
Hobbies: golf & traveling
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: Odd Thomas
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Betz~ she took an interest in me
Family Facts: 1 daughter, 1 cat & 2 dogs

Mrs. Zoller Wagner – ESOL Teacher

 

 

Favorite Color: red, pink & blue
Hobbies: knitting & cooking
Favorite Food:  blueberries
Favorite Book: Eat to Live
Favorite Subject:
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Stremba
Family Facts: met my husband in 1st grade


 

Mrs. Cottle – Speech Pathologist

 

Mrs. Cottle
Artist: Jane L.
Favorite Color: Black
Hobbies: Home Improvement projects & Travel
Favorite Food: Cheese Steak
Favorite Book: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Favorite Subject: Geometry
Favorite Teacher: Ms. Egan ~ She really helped guide me to make independent choices
Family Facts: Married but no children


 

Mrs. Call – IEP Clerk

 

Mrs. Call

 

Artist: Carrie H.
Favorite Color: Red
Hobbies: Cooking
Favorite Food: Prim Rib
Favorite Book: All books by Nicholas Sparks
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Rench ~ Great person & great teacher.
Family Facts: Has 6 lovely grandchildren and loves to spend time with them especially at the pool

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                                                 Reading                                          ^

Mrs. Carroll – Reading Specialist

 

Mrs. Carroll
Artist:  Bethany

Favorite Color:

blue

Hobbies:

walking on the beach

Favorite Food:

 dark chocolate

Favorite Book:

Pride & Prejudice

Favorite Subject:

reading

Favorite Teacher:

Dr. Pemberton~ had a passion for Art History

Family Facts:  2 children Ryan and Lindsey and dog Polly

 

 

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                               Teaching Assistants                                     ^

Mrs. Autry – Interpreter

 

Mrs. Autry
Artist: Ebony E.
Favorite Color: pink
Hobbies: jewelry making
Favorite Food:  
Favorite Book: The Book of Lies
Favorite Subject: Art
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Miller~connected with students
Family Facts: 1 son

Mrs. Calderone – Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Calderone

Artist:

Favorite Color: Blue
Hobbies: Reading & Swimming
 Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Book: Plum series by Janet Evanovich
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher:  
Family Facts: Has 3 wonderful kids

Ms. A. Laing – Teaching Assistant

 

Ms. Laing

Artist: Chase.

Favorite Color: Blue
Hobbies: Cross-stitch & Jigsaw puzzles
 Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Book: Holes
Favorite Subject: Language Arts
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Mix ~ An outstanding teacher that made it fun to learn new things.
Family Facts: Has 2 children and loves to go camping with her family

Mrs. Lang – Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs. Lang

Artist: Madalyn

 

Hobbies: running, biking, & swimming
Favorite Color: blue
Favorite Book: anything about running
Favorite Subject: P.E.
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Dillon~ he said we could do anything!
Family Facts: 1 son & 4 cats

Ms. Morgan – Teaching Assistant

 

Artist:
Hobbies: hiking & biking
Favorite Color: green
Favorite Book:
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Singleton
Family Facts: mother of 2 & grandmother of 2

Mrs. Williams – Teaching Assistant

 Ms. Williams

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Mrs. Shugars – Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs. Shugars
Artist: Madison G.
Hobbies: gardening, reading & walking
Favorite Color: sky blue
Favorite Book: Rebecca
Favorite Subject: English Literature
Favorite Teacher: Sister Emilene~she was patient
Family Facts: 1 daughter

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