Our greatest strength is our outstanding staff. With over 60 years of combined experience, our teachers are committed to providing each child a loving and warm environment in which to grow socially, intellectually and artistically in an age appropriate manner.
Ms. Mary Ostrowski
Hometown ... I was born in sunny San Diego and then moved a few times as a Navy brat. My family settled in Annapolis when I was 13. While I have a home in Panama, Annapolis is where I always call home.
My first job was: I worked as a receptionist for my Dad in his dental practice.
Mantra: There is some nugget of truth and learning in each experience.
Favorite food: A guilty pleasure — a cheeseburger and french fries.
Favorite book: Hmm ... making new friends through a book is one of my greatest joys — I could never choose just one! I love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, every Mary Higgins Clark book ever written, and children’s books such as Fancy Nancy, A Child of Books, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, just to name a few ...
Mrs. Maggie Riith
Daughter of founder + Assistant Pre-K Teacher
Hometown - Annapolis!
First Job - Evening Capital Newspaper Carrier by bike at the age of 11.
The best part of my job: Anytime I am at Weems Creek interacting with our Weems Creek children and families.
Why Weems: Weems Creek is a loving and nurturing school which encourages every child to reach their potential. Weems Creek sets the stage for a positive first school experience that will impact them for the rest of their lives. As a parent as well as the prior owner of this amazing school, my children have truly benefitted from their Grandmother's legacy.
Ms. Megan Holt
director + Teacher - M/W/F 4's a.m. Class
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Favorite Food: Salmon, but could live on chocolate if allowed.
Years at Weems: 20 (I started at age 15)
Mantra: I have 2- ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE WONDERFUL, and GOOD THOUGHTS, KIND WORDS!
Mrs. Kathy Anderson
Teacher - M-F PreK (5)'s Class
Hometown: Arlington, Virginia
Favorite Food: Hmm, I like so much! Veggies, chicken and ice cream (every night) -- the ice cream, that is.
Years here... 29
Best part of my job: The children and my co-workers. I am so blessed to have a job that I look forward to everyday.
Why Weems: A place where children can grow in a warm and welcoming environment.
Mrs. Lee Kriel
Assistant Teacher - M-F PreK (5)'s Class
Hometown: Reston, Virginia
I bet you didn't know: I once rode on the Good Year Blimp!
Years at Weems: 2
Best part of my job: I love how motivated, smart and kind each child is and I never want that to change.
Why Weems: As a parent alumni, I know the benefits my son gained from his experience here. Weems is a truly endearing space for children to grow.
Mrs. Kate Marriner
Teacher - Kindergarten and T/Th 3's a.m. Class
Hometown: Severna Park, Maryland
Outside of work, I like to: Spend time with my family
Years at Weems: 3
Best part of my job: Opening the front door every morning to be greeted by smiling faces climbing those mountainous steps.
Why Weems: I chose Weems because it is the quintessential preschool. Nestled back in the trees, it is filled with enchantment, wonder, exploration, love, learning and support.
Mrs. Kate Howells
Assistant Teacher - T/Th 3's a.m. Class
Hometown: Hershey, Pennsylvania
My first job: Waitress at Chocolate World
Years at Weems: 2
Mantra: Choose kindness and laugh often.
Why Weems: As a huge proponent of play-based learning, Weems was a perfect fit for me! Learning through play is essential in the social/emotional development of children and gives them the ability to problem solve, work as a team, respect others' opinions. As a former first grade teacher, I can assure you these early skills are often missed, as preschools start academic rigor early on, which is often not developmentally appropriate for these children. In order for children to succeed in their future years of school, these fundamental skills learned through play-based learning are a must.
Mrs. Joaney Littin
Assistant teacher - M/W/F 4's a.m. Class
My Hometown: Maplewood, Minnesota
I'll bet you didn't know...I enlisted in the Navy when I was 19 years old.
This is my 3rd year at Weems Creek.
My favorite quote... "Indecision may or may not be my problem!" ~Jimmy Buffett (This is so me in my real life outside of preschool, however, Ms. Holt will attest to the fact that I'm up for whatever the day brings...)