Carolyn Beall came to AACS in the summer of 2015 after spending almost 15 years in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. In her former jobs, she taught first and second grade and special education. She was also the special education department chair for her school. She currently oversees the ed support program from Pre-K to 12th grade at AACS and is the Ed Support Coordinator for the Annapolis and Severn Lower School. She loves working with students and helping them to figure out how they learn. There can be such a joy that comes from learning new things-whether it’s reading and math or learning about how to be a good friend. One of her great passions is helping to integrate all students, including those who learn differently, into the larger community. She’s thrilled to be part of a school where families and teachers walk alongside each other every day to encourage students to display God’s splendor to those around them.
After graduating from AACS, she completed a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Towson University. She is certified in Special Education, and has a counseling certificate from Christian Counseling Education Foundation.
Char Hudlow came to AACS in 2010 as a volunteer for all campuses. In 2015 she began working at the Annapolis Lower School. Currently she works as an Ed Support Staff member. She also works at the Upper School as a cheerleading coach. Previously she worked in Anne Arundel County Public Schools in the special education department. Her experience working with students with diverse disabilities gives her great knowledge about how to work with students in the classroom. Every day her students’ curiosity and enthusiasm for learning fills her heart with joy. Char attended Old Dominion University and Mary Baldwin College.
Jocelyn Mathews began working at AACS in 2016 as an Ed Support Staff member. She loves working with students to help them understand how they learn. She also enjoys helping students persevere through tasks that are difficult. One of her favorite parts of the day is when students find out that learning can be fun!
Jocelyn graduated with a bachelors degree in History from Duke University and a masters in education from Loyola University.
Lauren Eberle came to AACS in 2005 where she began teaching ancient history and loved exploring the ancient cultures such as Egypt and Greece with her students. Her hope was to build in her students a love for history and an understanding of the actions and influences of these early cultures on the modern world. As the need for reaching students with learning differences became greater she worked to start a resource program that would give more support to students by reteaching and pre-teaching content material and practicing study strategies that match the individual learning styles of the students. Over the next 4 years, the resource program continued to grow and now utilizes two educational support specialists. Her hope is that students can taste success and be given tools with which to become independent and successful learners in high school.
Lauren Eberle graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She has taught grades 5 through 8 in Christian schools in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. She spent one year in the Philippines homeschooling the children of a missionary family planting a church in Iloilo. She has also coached both middle school field hockey and high school track. She later returned to school to get her M.A. in Special Education from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.
Cindy Grunert has been teaching in Christian schools for more than 26 years. Currently, she is an ed support staff member at the Upper School and a teacher of Directed Studies. She also works one on one with students from Kindergarten to seniors in high school as a tutor in a broad range of subjects. She has a special love of reading, math, history and Bible. Additional teaching experience includes teaching in a traditional third/third-fourth grade classroom, teaching adults to read, and teaching children to play the piano. This mother of three college graduates feels that working and relating to students is a God-given gift.
Cindy has a degree in education from the University of Portland. She has taken additional classes in 'Teaching Reading' at Western Oregon University with an emphasis on 'Teaching Reading to Children with Reading Difficulties' at Southern Oregon University.
Cheryl Moffatt began working at AACS in 1998, seven years after her son started kindergarten at the Annapolis Lower School. Currently, her primary role is serving as a school psychologist, but she also serves as an educational support specialist at the Upper School. She counts it a privilege from the Lord to serve students and their parents, helping them learn and access tools that promote emotional wellness and academic growth. Prior to working at AACS, she was an adjunct professor at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, and later taught high school math in Jamaica, West Indies, which is where she first heard about AACS. She interned as a school psychologist in Baltimore City, Washington, D.C., and Anne Arundel County public schools, counseling students and completing psycho-educational assessments. She did similar work at the Christian Counseling Center of Annapolis.
She is a Maryland State Department of Education certified school psychologist and special educator, as well as a licensed clinical counselor. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Maryland in College Park. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in cognition and instruction from Grand Canyon University. In addition to these degrees, Cheryl holds a master’s in physics and astronomy from Boston University.