OUR STAFF

Reverend Faith Wilkerson

Head of School

Pastor Faith is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and serves as Chaplain of the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department as well as 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. She is a native Ohioan, attended Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, PA as well as Capital University in Columbus Oh. She is a 2000 graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary In Washington DC and has served churches in Falls Church Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. She and her husband Donnie, who works for Calvert County Public Schools have a blended family of three teenage girls and two dogs.

 

“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.”

Jamie Cowan 

Kindergarten Teacher 
Miss 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.” 

Megan Knicley

First Grade Teacher
Miss Megan holds a Bachelors degree from College of Notre Dame of Maryland and has  obtained a Masters in Technology Education from University of Maryland-University College as well as a Masters in Educational Psychology from Northcentral University in California. She has most recently been the director of Childcare at Station Imagination in Lothian, providing curricula instruction for preschool age children. She has taught 5th grade at Edgewater Elementary in Anne Arundel County. 

Erin McClelland
Second Grade Teacher

Miss Erin graduated from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland and has taught grades K-5th in Anne Arundel County Schools and on the eastern shore. Erin lives in Huntingtown with her husband, a firefighter, and they are raising three children. Erin looks forward to being on the teaching staff of a school with small class sizes where the whole child is valued. 


Kassie Evans
Early Childhood Special Educator 

Miss 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!” 

 

Kristin Benner
Special Educator and in-training as a  
Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)
Miss Kristin obtained dual Bachelor's Degrees in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008. She went on to teach for a variety of non-profit organizations, and became certified in Special Education in 2013 through Trinity University in DC. She worked for Calvert County Public Schools for 7 years and earned her Advanced Professional Certification and Masters of Arts  Degree in Administration in Special Education (Notre Dame of Maryland University , 2016) while tenured in the county. Kristin is currently working toward certification as Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT).
“My passion is to help my students cultivate their excitement for learning. The best part of my job is being able to celebrate all the unique ways my students grow and explore!​"
 

Jennifer Wolf

Resource Teacher

Miss Jenn studied at Anne Arundel Community college while raising her amazing six children,  one who attends our school.  She uses her creative gifts to lead our MakerSpace that provides space for students to design, create, experiment, build and invent.  She enjoys sewing, gardening, and making goats milk products along with raising her children.

Julie McGaughran 
Family Ministry Director

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, who attends The Wesley School. Along with being Director of After School Programs, Julie is also "second mom" to dozens of middle and high school youth who attend her mid-week youth group, summer camps and winter retreats.