Our greatest strength is our outstanding staff...

  Ms. Mary Ostrowski   Owner, President

Ms. Mary Ostrowski

Owner, President

My Professional Background Includes:

  • I hold degrees in accounting, educational leadership, and educational administration; I am also certified as a health coach.

  • Prior to buying Weems, I served as Director for a PK3-12 international school in Panama. 

On the Personal Side:

  • Last year I hiked the Camino de Santiago in Spain which was a great turning point in my life.

  • Books, books, books -- I love them!

  Mrs. Kate  Marriner   School Director

Mrs. Kate Marriner

School Director

My Professional Background Includes:

  • I graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

  • Prior to joining the Weems Creek family, I taught 1st Grade at the Severn School for seven years.

On the Personal Side:

  • My husband and I have 4 children -- 3 girls and a boy.

  • My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family!

...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.

  Mrs. Kathy Anderson   teacher: Prek (5's) class

Mrs. Kathy Anderson

teacher: Prek (5's) class

My Professional Background Includes:

  • I graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Special Education.

  • I have worked at Weems Creek for 30 years.

On the Personal Side:

  • I love gardening, sewing, fishing, crabbing, hiking, traveling, consignment shopping, painting (walls not pictures!) and learning from others!

  • My family and friends are most important to me.

  Mrs. Lee Kriel   asst teacher: Prek (5's) class

Mrs. Lee Kriel

asst teacher: Prek (5's) class

My Professional Background Includes:

  • My first job was Assistant Director of a Nursery School. I tried everything from working in the classroom to cleaning miniature toilets.

  • I graduated from Elon University with a BA is Psychology.

On the Personal Side:

  • I am raising three fun boys!

  • I recently climbed Mt. Katahdin, the highest point on the Appalachian Trail.

  Mrs. Kate Howells   teacher: 2/3's class

Mrs. Kate Howells

teacher: 2/3's class

My Professional Background Includes:

  • I hold a BA in elementary education and a Masters degree in early childhood education.

  • Prior to joining Weems Creek, I taught 1st grade for 11 years.

On the Personal Side:

  • I have two children, aged 2 and 5 years old. Fun fact: they both attend Weems Creek this year!

  • I am originally from Hershey, PA.

  Mrs. Marisa Corona   teacher - steam

Mrs. Marisa Corona

teacher - steam

My Professional Background Includes:

  • I graduated from Towson University with a B.A. in English and later earned my MD teaching certificate.

  • In 2005, I was the proud recipient of MD's Walmart Teacher of the Year Award.

On the Personal Side:

  • I am thrilled to be at Weems Creek!

  • This year I am beginning the lengthy process of acquiring National Board Teaching Certification.

  Ms. Nicole LaRue   teacher: 4's class+asst steam

Ms. Nicole LaRue

teacher: 4's class+asst steam

My Professional Background Includes:

  • I graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Child Development and Family Relations.

  • I have taught preschool for four years.

On the Personal Side:

  • I love to be outdoors exploring on long hikes.

  • I just moved to the Annapolis area from Maine and enjoy my new home.

  • I love to read!

  Mrs. Joaney Littin   asst teacher: 2/3's + 4's class

Mrs. Joaney Littin

asst teacher: 2/3's + 4's class

My Professional Background Includes:

  • After high school I joined the Navy and served as a hospital corpsman.

  • This is my fourth year at Weems in the young 4’s class, and my first year in the 3’s class.

On the Personal Side:

  • My husband was in my brother company in boot camp - we’ve been together almost 30 years!

  • Our family enjoys a Jimmy Buffett concert every year.