- Sam Havighurst
- Alex Will
- Rebecca Beyer
- Diane Havighurst
- Scot Lynn
- Kristie Wright
- Sarah Rose Alexander
- Sarah Seymour
- Katrina Kaintz
- Lisa Poole
- Aubry Mortimer
- Jacqueline Dintino
- Tracy Valentine
- Janelle Driver
- Stacey Reed
- Molly Gough
- Gail Graham
- Monte Leister
- Rachel Stouffer
- Jeff Schnorr
- Ruth Rice
- Pam Newton
- Roberta Franchella
- Brandon Dull
B.S. – ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, SALISBURY UNIVERSITY | M.S. – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION, FOCUS: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, MCDANIEL COLLEGE
Sam has been around since the very beginning of NCCS. From 2005, until joining the team officially in 2014, Sam performed a variety of jobs and duties including substitute teaching, tutoring, and running the after school program. After graduating from Salisbury University with a degree in Elementary Education, he spent four years teaching for Carroll County Public Schools. Last year at NCCS, Sam taught STEM, Writing, and History to early middle grades students. Now in his second year with NCCS, Sam is part of the administrative team, as well as the math resource teacher for all grades. This past summer, he completed his Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Educational Leadership from McDaniel College. Additionally, he is certified to teach pre-k through sixth grade. In his free time he loves to root for Baltimore sports teams, and spend time with his wife Samantha, and their dog, Birdie.
B.S. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, MOUNT SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY | M.ED. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY
Alex graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University with a degree in Elementary Education and has eleven years of teaching experience. He has taught in public school, Catholic school, and this will be his sixth year teaching at NCCS. Mr. Will graduated from Loyola University with a Masters degree in Educational Leadership, and is part of the Administrative Team. This year he is teaching Math and Science to students in the Marshall and Douglass homerooms. He is an avid Orioles and Ravens fan. Outside of school he enjoys hiking, gardening, and playing in the backyard with his wife, and four children.
B.S. – PSYCHOLOGY, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY | M.ED. – EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO
Rebecca earned her M.Ed. from the University of Illinois in 2005. She graduate school and did a lot of work around social and emotional learning and its positive impact on students and this continues to inform her philosophy of teaching today. Several years ago, she received training in the Orton-Gillingham methodology of teaching students who struggle with reading and spelling. She is excited about her new role as the literacy resource specialist this year and looks forward to working with all of the students and teachers!
B.A. - ENGLISH, MUHLENBERG COLLEGE | MD TEACHING CERTIFICATION, MCDANIEL COLLEGE
Ever since she has been very small, Diane knew she wanted to be a teacher. However, after completing a bachelor's degree in English, having two children, and working as a business analyst for 10 years, she returned to school to earn Maryland certification, grades 1-8. She taught with Carroll County Public Schools in grades 3 and 4 before leaving to start NCCS in 2005. Since she's been at NCCS, she’s had the joy of teaching every grade from K to 8 and working on administrative tasks. Her passion is curriculum and instruction and she strives to always learn something new in the field of education!
B.S. – ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, TOWSON UNIVERSITY
Prior to opening NCCS in September of 2005, Scot spent four years teaching third and fourth grades in the Carroll County Public School System. He is a graduate of Towson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. He has completed post-graduate work in Administration at McDaniel College.
B.S. – EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, WESLEY COLLEGE
Kristie graduated from Wesley College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood education. In addition, she has taken a few graduate classes in reading at Towson. Prior to teaching K, 1, and 2 at NCCS, she taught 1st grade at a private school and 1st grade for Carroll County Public Schools. She has been blessed to teach at NCCS for all 11 years of its existence!
B.S.- EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, TOWSON UNIVERSITY
Sarah Rose graduated from Towson University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She is excited to spend her first year as part of the NCCS family, teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade literacy. Outside of school, she loves to spend time with her family, read books, and travel to new places.
Favorite Food: Stuffed Shells and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
Least Favorite Chore: Ironing
Last TV Show Binge: Who has time with three kids?
Super Power You Wish You Had: To be able to fly and cure diseases.
Favorite Part About Being At NCCS: Everyone is always willing to lend a hand and help each other.
Lisa Poole lives in Westminster with her husband Jim and kids Elizabeth and Nathan. They have two dogs, Casey and Piper, and two cats, Maya and Skylark.
She retired from Carroll County Public Schools in July of this 2019, after teaching there for 30 years. She spent 21 years at Sandymount Elementary, 6 years at Taneytown Elementary, and 3 years at Mt. Airy Middle School.
She likes to read, swim, and ride her Harley Davidson with Mr. Poole. She enjoys antiquing and getting lost in used book stores.
Aubry was the PO president for NCCS and has now come on staff to concentrate on Fundraising. She has experience with fundraising for non-profits as well as marketing and branding for small businesses. She is also a certified travel agent and assists with the school’s travel arrangements for both field trips and class trips. In addition, she is the school’s webmaster and social media administrator. She has 3 children 2 currently attending NCCS and 1 that has graduated from NCCS. This is her 7th year at the school.
Tracy grew up in the USA, Holland and eventually moved to England to continue her education, where she graduated from Salisbury College, England.
Several years later Tracy and her husband ran a small business providing logistic support throughout England and Europe. In 2007, Tracy returned to the USA and joined a Preschool providing support as a Teacher’s Assistant, which ultimately lead to the school being accredited to a national standard. In 2015, Tracy and her husband moved to the Westminster area, where they have a small agricultural holding, which includes alpacas, chickens, three dogs and two cats. Together they have two sons.
B.A. & M.S. SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY | CERTIFICATE OF CLINICAL COMPETENCY | MARYLAND LICENSURE
I worked with children in an outpatient setting before starting a family. I have continued to work part-time with the geriatric population, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with children again.
Music has been a part of Monte’s life as long as he can remember. He studied piano as a child and trombone in school. Monte picked up the bass guitar at age 15 and later pursued a degree in Jazz Performance on the upright bass at Towson State University. He has been working as a guitar player, singer songwriter and worship leader for more than ten years and he has been teaching privately at Coffey Music in Westminster for more than 15 years. Monte joined the team at North Carroll Community School in the fall of 2013 offering private music lessons. This year he is excited to take on a larger role to help enhance the music program at NCCS with Music themed morning meetings on Tuesdays each week, as well as music focused after school academies.