A Ministry of Patuxent Presbyterian Church
A Ministry of Patuxent Presbyterian Church
Originally from Georgia, Ms. Byers earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1992 at the University of Georgia and then a Master of Early Childhood Education from the University of North Georgia in 1995. She taught many levels, including Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, 4th, and 5th grades in both public and private schools. She was a stay at home mom to her two sons for several years before returning to work as Director at HMC. She’s been an active volunteer at Patuxent Presbyterian Church, Leonardtown Elementary, and in her children’s activities. She is pleased to have joined HMC as the Director in 2013 after having been a long time member of Patuxent Presbyterian and an HMC mom. She enjoys meeting each family and watching their children grow and learn about God’s love for them.
Ms. Cherie has been a member of Patuxent Presbyterian Church since 1992, during which time she has been active as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and was a member of the HMC School Board. Her son attended HMC, and she has been a part of the HMC team working in the Mother's Morning Out program since 2005. She believes her most fabulous job has been being a mom. Her hobbies are cooking, reading, and scrapbooking. She has spent her career working with children in daycare and pre-school settings. Ms. Cherie is a Maryland State Department of Education Qualified Lead Preschool Teacher.
Ms. Donna came to HMC as a parent many years ago and enjoyed being here so much that she has been a substitute since her sons finished attended the Pre-school over six years ago. She joined the staff in 2016 as an MMO teacher and is an MSDE Qualified Lead Teacher. Her favorite age group is the two-year-olds, but she has experience in all of our classrooms. She has been a CCD teacher for the past seven years and has volunteered at The Chesapeake Public Charter School since 2008. Donna loves spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband have two teenage boys that keep them very busy.
Ms. Trish joined the HMC staff as a MMO teacher in 2017 after substituting at the Preschool. She loves teaching our littlest friends. She graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Middle Education and taught middle school before becoming a Navy wife and stay at home mom. Over the years she has enjoyed working as a substitute pre-school teacher and volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, in children’s ministry, and at her children’s schools. She and her husband have two teenagers and their family attends First Saints Community Church in Leonardtown.
Ms. Piland has been a teacher at Honey MacCallum since 1991. After studying Elementary Education and Business at Virginia Tech, she and her husband settled in St. Mary’s County, where he works at the base. Her two children attended HMC over 20 years ago, and she felt this was where she should be. Ms. Piland is a Maryland State Department of Education Qualified Lead Preschool Teacher. She finds the excitement of the children contagious, and teaching them never gets old. She feels blessed to share her faith and plant seeds for Christ with these young children’s families. She is a member of the Patuxent Presbyterian Church, where she has served as an Elder, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher. In her spare time, she operates a craft business, Picket Fence Primitives, where she designs and creates one of a kind folk art characters. She enjoys long walks with her husband and dog, family vacations at the beach, and spending time with her grandson.
Ms. Boynton’s youngest daughter attended HMC years ago and Mrs. Boynton has been a substitute in all of our classes for the past few years. A graduate of James Madison University, with an anthropology and early childhood education degree, Mrs. Boynton taught for five years before staying home to raise her three girls and follow her husband around the country with the Navy. Mrs. Boynton is excited to get back to work on a regular basis in the classroom. When she’s not at school, Mrs. Boynton enjoys baking, running, taking her dog, George, for long walks, and spending time with her family.
Ms. Sowa came to HMC because her children attended, and she subbed in many different classes before being hired as a classroom teacher in 2008. Ms. Sowa is a Maryland State Department of Education Qualified Lead Preschool Teacher. At HMC, she has been blessed with the opportunity to work with kids in a Christian environment helping them to prepare for school and learn about God. She grew up in Baltimore and moved to St Mary's County for her husband’s job as an aerospace engineer. She earned a BS in Finance at the University of Maryland and also earned her MBA. After working as a financial analyst, she “retired" to raise her kids. As a family, they attend Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons and enjoy activities such as sailing, traveling, gardening, and cooking/eating.
In 2005, Ms. Wolfe left her 12 year Navy career as an Aircraft Mechanic to be a stay at home mother. While serving in the Navy, she also earned a BS in Human Resource Management. At HMC, she started as a substitute in the MMO program in 2011 and realized this was where God meant for her to be. She feels blessed to have been hired to teach in 2012. She loves to see the growth of each child in her class and the kids throughout all of HMC and considers everyone on the staff as one big family. She believes that together, they work hard to ensure every child that comes to HMC is comfortable, loved, and excited to come to school.
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