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Welcome to our Benjamin Banneker Elementary School website!  Benjamin Banneker Elementary School is one of 18 elementary schools in St. Mary’s County Public Schools.  We are proud of our long history of educational excellence. Banneker houses several regional special education programs adding to its unique and inclusive environment.  There are two buildings at Banneker, our Early Childhood Center and our Main Building. With the support of an engaged community, Banneker staff members offer a well-rounded education for our students.  To learn more about our instructional programs, visit dci.

As a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) school, our mission is to create an environment in which all students, teachers, and staff experience personal, academic, and professional growth.  Lessons are taught to students about good citizenship, how to communicate with others, and how to resolve conflict. Our staff members work intentionally to build a trusting community at Banneker. The expectation is that we are responsible, respectful, and ready each day.  

In St. Mary’s County Public Schools, we are committed to excellence, action, and to our students.  We understand that students are at the center of our work, supported by staff, schools, and stakeholders – ultimately built upon a model of organizational sustainability.  Partnering with our families and community is crucial in supporting our learners. We appreciate your support! 

Principal

NameContactPosition
Audrey Ellis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Principal

Assistant Principals

NameContactPosition
Christopher Dyson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Assistant Principal 
Laura Carpenter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Assistant Principal 

Office Staff

NameContactPosition
Jen Buchness This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Secretary to the Principal
Kelly Gray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Records Secretary
Anne Goode This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ECC Secretary
Kim McEligot This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Pupil Personnel Worker

Health Office

NameContactPosition
Shana Kidwell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Registered Nurse
Malinda Gloriod This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Registered Nurse
Anna Burke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Audiologist

IRT

NameContactPosition
Jaci Pessagno This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Instructional Resource Teacher
Marla Pyles This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Instructional Resource Teacher

Counselors

NameContactPosition
Sarah Watkins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  School Counselor
Becca Pinckney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Social Worker
Amalia Katsouros This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. School Psychologist

Therapists

NameContactPosition
Mary Pontorno This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Occupational Therapist
Melissa Myers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Occupational Therapist
Jennifer Gilmore This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Physical Therapist
Madeline Chinn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Speech Language Pathologist
Colleen Singleton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Speech Language Pathologist
Sharon Kaltwasser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
Nancy Shareff
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Teacher of the Vision Impaired

Specialists

NameContactPosition
Erica Dean This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Media Specialist
Jennifer Campbell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Media Specialist
Karen Bean This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Media Clerk
Chris Labows This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Art Teacher
Therese Milcetich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Art Teacher
Jonathon Oplinger This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Strings Teacher
John Sommerfeld This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Music/Band Teacher
Christine Hayden This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Music/Chorus Teacher
Ashleigh Dufresne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Physical Education Teacher
Anthony Galeano This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Physical Education Teacher

Infants and Toddlers Program

NameContactPosition
Kim Lutz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Alexis Mocco This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. PSSE
TBD   Paraeducator
Monica Foley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Speech Language Pathologist
Anna Mudd-Morris This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Speech Language Pathologist
Mary McCormick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Occupational Therapist
Ann Williams This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Physical Therapist
Nancy Russell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nurse

Head Start Program

NameContactPosition
Andi Owens This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Head Start Coordinator
Susan Simonds This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Head Start IRT
Kaitlin Allan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Special Education Teacher
Jessica Woodburn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Head Start Secretary
Debra Wyant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nurse
Brandon Young This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Family Service Provider
Theresa Arcadipane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Teacher
Michelle Gomez This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Melissa Karimi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Colleen Mosley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator 
Melissa Price This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator 
Kim Hoffman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator 

Pre-K and Kindergarten Special Education

NameContactPosition
Angela Lowthert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Kristie Mattingly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Emily Repenning This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher

Pre-Kindergarten

NameContactPosition
Tammy Labows This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher

Kindergarten

NameContactPosition
Lisa Bolton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Tammie Bourdeau This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Stephanie Flick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Teacher
Lisa Wilkinson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher

First Grade

NameContactPosition
Rho-Lynda Hamm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Teacher
Julie Huber  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Rachel Martin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Amber Ripple This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Teacher

Second Grade

NameContactPosition
Molly Galeano This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Megan McBreen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Christina Parks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher  
Tiffany Rowe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher

Third Grade

NameContactPosition
Kristi Goldsmith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Wendy Pendarvis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Angela Villanueva  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher

Fourth Grade

NameContactPosition
Alexandra Anderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Valerie Anderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Lindsey Toothacker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Teacher
Heather White This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher

Fifth Grade

NameContactPosition
Joey Harris This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Amber Hunter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher
Mike Soly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Teacher

Special Education

NameContactPosition
Sandy Crawford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Resource Teacher
Christine Driscoll This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Resource Teacher
Melissa O'Dell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Resource Teacher
Shelby Murphy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. SAIL Teacher
Maggie Sweet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. SAIL Teacher
Shirley Geisbert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TIDES Teacher
Grace Lee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TIDES Teacher
Kiera Vaughan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. LAP Teacher

Special Education Paraeducators 

NameContactPosition
Janelle Baden This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Cherise Blyler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Tammy Bucior  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Trina Clavelli This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Lisa Donahue This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Paraeducator
Michael Headlam This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Paraeducator
Kellie Knopp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Maria Kruckow This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Victoria Middlebrook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Paraeducator
Darlene Miller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Bryon Moffett This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Paraeducator
Emily Smart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Cari Vance This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator

Instructional Paraeducators

NameContactPosition
Kadie Cox This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Paraeducator
Eileen Fowler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Tammy Gaddis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Mandy Mushrush This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Emily Sondag This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Paraeducator

Strive Reading Coach

NameContactPosition
Lynn Trehern This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Reading Coach

ESOL

NameContactPosition
Ariana Paribello This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ESOL

ECC Cafeteria Staff

NameContactPosition
Tracy Eskins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Food Service Manager
Cindy Gillikin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Food Service Worker

Building Service Staff

NameContactPosition
Mark Frederick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Building Service Manager
John Queen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Assistant Building Service Manager II
Charmain Carey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Building Service Worker
Cody Alvey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .5 Building Service Worker
Alice Thomas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Building Service Worker
Brian Gunther This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Building Service Worker

Cafeteria Staff

NameContactPosition
Noreen Gascon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Food Service Manager
Chun Mei Fletcher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Food Service Worker
MaryBeth Rosa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Food Service Worker