Christ Episcopal Church Day School’s (CECDS) Board of Advisors, consisting of seven church members, governs the school. The Board recommends to the Vestry of Christ Church Parish, Kent Island the hiring of the Director, the annual tuition fees, and the annual school budget. The Director has a seat and voice on the Board, but no vote. The Director must hold a college degree and have recent early childhood experience. The Director oversees the hiring of all school staff. Currently we have two full-time teachers, ,one part-time teacher, two full-time assistants and one part-time assistant, a music specialist/assistant and an administrative assistant employed with the school. Teachers sign contracts for employment from August to May, based on enrollment at the school. Requirements for teachers include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or 120 semester hours of college credit and knowledge of children’s development and growth. Assistants are required to be able to determine cognitive, social, and physical needs of children and be knowledgeable of growth and development of children. When substitutes are needed, they are selected from a pre-approved list.
Misty began her career at CECDS 13 years ago as an assistant teacher. She hails from Cumberland MD. where she earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Both of her daughters, Savannah and Alyssa Brooke are graduates of CECDS. She loves all things fur: clothes,boots,blankets,and even purses as she is aleays cold. Misty treasures her time with her family especially at the beach.
Martha began at CECDS in 1996 as the first treasurer of the PTO and as a substitute teacher. She quickly became an assistant teacher to Sandi Sparks and then moved on to her own classroom as a lead teacher. She left CECDS in January 2004 when her third son was born. She returned in 2007 as a 3-day Nursery teacher. In the Fall of 2009 Martha became the Administrative Assistant /bookeeper. Martha graduated from Washington College with a Bachelor degree in Economics; as well as post graduate studies in Early Childhood Education at Trinity College. She owns Joe's seafood with her husband in Severna Park. All 3 sons graduated from CECDS. She enjoys gardnening, reading,going to the beach,teaching Sunday School, spending time with family and watching her sons perform in Band and Theater.
Lisa has been the Director at CECDS since 2000. She served one year as the Interim Director/teacher in the 1999-2000 school year and prior to that was a teacher at CECDS since 1991. She has a Bachelors degree from John Carroll University as well as post graduate studies in special education from Cleveland State University and Early Childhood Education from Trinity College. . She has three sons who graduated from CECDS. Her hobbies include being a grandmother, traveling, reading, fitness and spending time with family and friends..
Sandi has been teaching at CECDS for 21years. She was born and raised in Annapolis, MD and graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1979. Her two children both graduated from CECDS. She enjoys reading, walking on the Cross Island trail, and spending time with her family. She has lived “on this side” of the bridge since 1987 and no longer considers herself to be a chicken necker; however, locals would certainly disagree!
Beth has been a music specialist at CECDS for over 35 years. She accompanies the children on the piano in their music classes as well as for their special programs. Beth studied music at Greenbrier College in Lewisburg, WV and Shenandoah Music Conservatory in Winchester, VA. She has three children and four grandchildren.
Felicia joined CECDS as an assisitant teacher in the 3 day nursery class in 2014. She studied early childhood at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton Virginia and interned at Kings Way Montessori School, also in Virginia. Her 2 sons are both graduates of CECDS. While they were students, she served as a room parent for 2 years , co-chaired the scrapbook committee and was an active member of the PTO. Felicia enjoys reading, traveling, scrapbooking, going to the movies and most of all spending time with her family.
Keri came to CECDS after teaching Kindergarten through 2nd grade at Chesapeake Academy, now Severn Lower School in Arnold. Keri graduated from Castleton State College in Vermont with a degree in elementary education and social science and continues to to take courses to support her Maryland state teacher certification . Keri was president of the PTO during the time her son attended CECDS. Keri has been a substitute teacher, a Nursery teacher and a Pre-K teacher at CECDS. She enjoys being active with her son, playing golf, excercising, traveling, and spending time with her husband , family and friends.
Julie graduated from Radford University with a BS degree in Early Childhood and Middle Education. She taught in Anne Arundel County for 8 years before becoming a full time mom to her 3 children. Her children all attended CECDS and Julie is very excited to join the staff as the Nursery teacher.
Sue has been a substitute teacher for CECDS for the past two years. She graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2001 with a degree in Secondary Education: General Science, Earth and Space Science. She taught sciences at Old Mill High School and Kent Island High School. Her 2 daughters graduated from CECDS and Sue served as the PTO treasurer . Sue enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time with her family.
Lauren worked for Wells Fargo Financial for many years. She put aside her career to be home with her two daughters. Both daughters are graduates of CECDS and she has been very involved with volunteering and assisting in their schools . Lauren and her husband enjoy boating and just about any activity that involves being on the water. Most of their time is spent on the sidelines(many,many hours) cheering both girls on as they play for their club lacrosse teams.
Fr. Mark Decluze
Fr. Mark Delcuze came to serve Christ Church Parish in august of 2013. He leads the monthly Family Chapel services, serves ex officio on the CECDS Board, and helps with staff develpment and support. Ordained almost thiry years, he is most proud of his wife, adult daughters, son-in-law and grandson John!