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Susanna Wesley, mother of Methodism, practiced a distinctive approach to education in her day that valued the whole child, both heart and mind. Named in her recognition, The Wesley School is an outreach of Mt Harmony-Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church and is a certified non-public school in the state of Maryland.©2019 by The Wesley School.

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Our  Teachers & Staff

Stacy Quesenberry
Director of Early Childhood Staff & 
Curriculum 

Stacy obtained a Bachelors in Elementary Education and Early Childhood through Notre Dame of Maryland University and holds a Maryland professional teacher certificate. In addition she holds the MDSE Child Care Level 5 Credential and is CPR/First Aid Certified. Before becoming Director of the Mt Harmony Preschool in 2015, she was on the teaching staff of The Mt Harmony Preschool Centre and taught as a substitute in Calvert County Public Schools. 


Stacy and her husband Ronnie are raising four children. “I believe in providing a happy, healthy, and safe environment where all children can blossom while nurturing each child’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.”
 

Melissa Kruemmel

Acorn / Pine Cone Teacher

Melissa obtained a Bachelors degree in Natural Resource Management through the University of Maryland College Park and holds an Early Childhood Education certificate. She taught at an early childhood education center in Bowie for 6 years and has been a teacher here for the last 7 years.

  Melissa and her husband, Wes, have lived in the area for the last 12 years and have a 14 year old daughter and 10 year old son. 

  “I believe children learn and listen more willingly when they are treated with kindness and patience and that they better retain what is taught when it is presented in a fun and interactive manner.”

 

Maria Buettner 
Pine Tree / Oak Tree Class Teacher

Maria has been teaching preschoolers since 1992 after receiving her child care certification from Prince Georges Community College. She and her husband of 31 years have two daughter of their own. She comes from a huge Italian family and is fluent in the language. “My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a safe, loving environment where they can grow to their fullest potential - socially, emotionally and physically.”

Julie McGaughran
Sprouts  Teacher

Julie obtained her Bachelors in Religious Studies and Psychology at Mountain State University and has been a part of Mt Harmony Church since childhood. She answered God's call to minister to children and youth in 2015 when she became a part of church staff.  Julie is raising her daughter along with becoming the second mom to dozens of middle and highschool youth who attend her mid-week youth group, summer camps and winter retreats. ​Julie started the Sprouts program for 2 year olds and has a passion for working with all ages cradle to college.

"In the sprouts class, it is all about getting young children accustomed to being in the classroom environment. I like helping them discover the joy of learning."

Jamie Cowan 

Kindergarten Teacher
Jamie obtained a Bachelors in Elementary Education through the University of Maryland College Park, and holds a Maryland professional teacher certificate. Her continued education includes a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood & Teaching Adults. Experience includes teaching elementary school in Prince George's County, operating a home based child care, and tutoring struggling students. 

Jamie, and her firefighter husband, are raising two children in their Maryland hometown. Her passion is to help raise the next generation of happy, healthy, and excited, life-long learners. 

"I believe we can all do our best to help children build a strong foundation for a life of loving to learn through engaging, playful, and developmentally appropriate, learning opportunities.” 


Kassie Evans
Early Childhood Special Educator 

Kassie obtained her Masters from Fordham University and holds a Maryland professional teacher license. She has taught early childhood special education for 10yrs in New York City and has largely focused on working with children on the Autism spectrum as well as a variety of special needs and helping to included these children in general education settings.
Kassie and her husband Scott, who is in the Secret Service, are raising two little boys. They have resided in Maryland for three years. 

“I am very passionate and excited to be a part of the Wesley school! I believe in helping children to love learning and have fun doing it!” 

Reverend Faith Wilkerson

Head of School

In addition to serving as the Head of School, Pastor Faith is also the Chaplain of the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, the  Senior Pastor of two vibrant congregations in southern Maryland. Centenary United Methodist Church in Shady Side and Mt Harmony-Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church. A native Ohioan and a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary In Washington DC, she  is ordained in the United Methodist Church and has served  in Falls Church Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. 

 

“I’m so grateful to lead a very unique place where the whole child is celebrated and valued. Jesus held a special place in his ministry for children and so do we. I strive to pattern my leadership after his welcoming example for the church.”