Staff

Meet our team

Teaching Staff:

Kindergarten Teacher

Karen Norton-Smith

Mrs. Karen Norton-Smith is one of WCPS’ kindergarten teachers. She has a masters’ degree in education and this school year will be her 17th year

Kindergarten Teacher

Sarah Chapman

My name is Sarah Chapman and I teach kindergarten at Watershed Public Charter School. I graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s

1st Grade Teacher

Amanda Jett

My name is Amanda Jett and I am so excited to be teaching kindergarten at Watershed this year! I grew up in Baltimore County schools and am

1st Grade Teacher

Shana McCarty

I am so happy to be joiningWatershed and teaching First Grade this year. I just moved from my family’s horse farm near Allentown, PA to my

1st Grade Teacher

Anastasia Yorke

Hello, my name is Ms. Yorke and I’m excited to be teaching First Grade at Watershed for the 2020-2021 School Year! I’ve recently received

2nd Grade Teacher

Kristy Wiggins

I have taught for 18 years, during which time I have taught 1st-5th grades… however, 2nd grade is where my heart is. I have taught in Maryland, Virginia, and

2nd Grade Teacher

Caroline O'Brien

Hi! I’m Caroline O’Brien! I have been a teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools for 11 years. I previously taught Kindergarten and First Grade  

3rd Grade Teacher

Melissa Varga

Hi! My name is Mrs. Varga and I will be teaching 3rd grade. I have been teaching for 14 years. I have taught kindergarten and second grades,

3rd Grade Teacher

TBD

4th Grade Teacher

Hal Wexler

Please to meet you. My name is Hal Wexler, and I am part of the team that teaches grades 4 and 5. I am teaching social studies and science as well

4th Grade Teacher

Kristin Kemp

5th Grade Teacher

Kat Durantaye

My name is Katarina Durantaye (née Lincalis) and I am so excited to be joining the Watershed team for the 2021-2022 school year as the 5th grade  

Art

Adrienne Newport

Hi! My name is Adrienne Newport. This will be second year teaching art and co-teaching innovation here at WPCS. Prior to becoming an art

Physical Education

Jeff Mendel

My name is Jeff Mendel and I serve as the Physical Education/ Innovation teacher at Watershed. I have been a teacher for 13 years, including being a

Music

Jasmine Hogan

My name is Jasmine Hogan, and I teach Music and Innovation at Watershed. I have been teaching music for 8 years and the 2020-2021 school year is my

Special Educator

Elizabeth Brickman

Hi! My name is Lizzy Brickman and I am excited to be the new special educator at Watershed Public Charter! This is my 12th year teaching  

Reading Specialist

Beth Pyzik

Hi, I am Beth Pyzik and I am excited to be the reading specialist at Watershed!  I am entering my 17th year teaching in Baltimore County Public

media Resource Teacher

Ann Triola-Smolinski

I am excited to join the Watershed family as the library innovation teacher this year. This will be my fifth different position in my thirty-year career

Support Staff:

School Nurse

Flor Torres, RN

Hi, I am Flordelyn Torres or Nurse Flor. I got my BSN degree in 1997 (Philippines) . I worked at UMMS on their Neurology, Neurosurgery
School Counselor

Sarah Holmes

Hi, I am Ms. Holmes. I am so excited to begin my new adventure at Watershed. I grew up on Kent Island, a small island in the Chesapeake Bay. I love being out

Administrative Assistant

Jenn Readmond

Hi! I’m Ms. Jenn and this is my second year at Watershed. My son is going into first grade at Watershed. I have been in BCPS for over 6 years. Many of my

Administration:

Lori
Widney


Principal

Hello Watershed Families! I am so proud to be a part of this community as your principal! I am an avid walker, biker, hiker and

Rachel Mejibovsky

Assistant Principal

I am honored to be joining the Watershed community as your Assistant Principal. I look forward to working

Laura Guelcher

Academic Director

Laura Guelcher worked as a founding WPCS Board member to craft the curriculum that earned WPCS its charter in 2018.

Jessie
Lehson

Executive Director

Jessie Lehson is the Executive Jessie Lehson is the Executive Director and Founder of Watershed Public Charter School.

Enrolled families hoping to contact a staff member should visit our BCPS webpage here.