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photo of Jessica ReinhardDr. Jessica Reinhard, Supervisor
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Education
Dr. Reinhard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education: English from Frostburg State University and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  Additionally, Dr. Reinhard earned her Maryland State Department of Education Gifted and Talented Specialist Certification through the University of North Georgia. She completed her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction at Frostburg State University. Her dissertation focused on the knowledge and application of gifted education pedagogy in the classroom.

BackgroundDr. Reinhard’s career began as a middle school English language arts and reading teacher in Rogers, Arkansas. Upon her return to Maryland, she began a 17-year career with Washington County Public Schools by teaching one year of High School English at Hancock Middle-Senior High School before spending three years as the Literacy Student Achievement Specialist at E. Russell Hicks Middle School. She then moved to the district level to serve as the Coordinator of Secondary English Language Arts for almost two years prior to her appointment as the Supervisor of PreK-12 Advanced Programs for 11 years. Dr. Reinhard’s passion for the education of students with gifts and talents extends to collaborative work at the state level.


photo of Carrie CrawfordCarrie Crawford
Teacher Specialist (Secondary)

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Carrie joined FCPS in 2001 with eight years of teaching experience.  She spent her first thirteen years with FCPS teaching Science at West Frederick and Walkersville Middle Schools. She has served as a team leader, department chair and mentor for new teachers and specialists. In 2014 she joined the Advanced Academics as the HAL Teacher Specialist for Math and Science. She served in that role until 2019. Carrie has presented at numerous state and regional conferences and is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence Science.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Geology with a minor in Secondary Education from the College of Wooster, a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College and an administrative certificate from Frostburg University.


Adele GuptaAdele Gupta
Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist (10 month)

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Mrs. Adele Gupta has been employed by FCPS since 2000 after beginning her career in Montgomery County Maryland.  She joined the Advanced Academics Team in 2018 as a school-based Advanced Academics Specialist. She has also taught students in the second and fIfth grade Magnet Program, second grade, and reading and math intervention.

Adele earned her Bachelors of Science from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in Elementary Education and Special Education. Her senior year, she received a Tennessee State Education Award for Exceptional Work with Children with Special Needs.  After joining FCPS, she continued her educational career at Hood College receiving a Masters of Science in Reading Specialization.  After receiving her Masters at Hood, she continued as an adjunct professor in the Education Department.  She is now pursuing a Gifted and Talented Specialist Certificate from McDaniel College  leading to a state certification in Gifted and Talented Education.

 In 2005 Adele was a finalist for the Frederick County Public School Teacher of the Year Award.  That same year, she received the Charles Tressler Distinguished Teacher Award. Adele is currently an Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist supporting schools throughout the county:  New Market, Blue Heron, Twin Ridge, Liberty, Deer Crossing, and Valley.


Anna L. GurnettAnna L. Gurnett
Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist (10 month)

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Mrs. Anna Gurnett joined FCPS in 2012 after working in Virginia and New York in both special education and as a 3rd grade teacher.  In her ten plus years here in FCPS she has worked at New Market Elementary School in various capacities. She has been a 4th and 5th grade magnet teacher, STEM leader, School based Advanced Academic Specialist, and Reading and Math interventionist. Anna has worked to create curriculum for both the STEM and Advanced Academic office during the summers. In 2016,  she received  the Maryland Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education Award. In 2021, she was nominated for the Charles Tressler Distinguished Teacher Award. Anna holds her Bachelor of Science Degree from State University of New York (SUNY), College at Brockport in Arts for Children. She earned her Masters in Education in 2009 from Nazareth College of Rochester in Elementary and Special Education. Anna currently serves as an Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist supporting several schools in Frederick County: Urbana, Kemptown, Sugarloaf, Centerville, Green Valley, and Tuscarora.


Teresa A. KingTeresa A. King
Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist (10 month)
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Teresa King has been employed by FCPS since 2007, but she has been in the teaching profession since 1991. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from UMCP in 1991, then began her career teaching PreK/Head Start in Prince George’s County. During these two years, she worked on and earned her Masters Degree from Towson University as a Reading Specialist before moving to Indiana where she continued working with this age group for an additional 4 years. Once she returned to Maryland, she continued working with PreK/Head Start students until she moved to Frederick County in 2007. Once in Frederick County, Mrs. King joined the Advanced Academics team and taught at New Market Elementary spending most of her years there teaching the third grade magnet program with a few years teaching a two/three split or a four/five split. During this time she earned her certification in Elementary Education.

In October 2020, Mrs. King participated in the Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education. In February 2021, she received the Outstanding Educator in Gifted and Talented Education-Teacher as Leader award, and in March 2021 she participated in the National Curriculum Networking Conference hosted by the William and Mary Center for Gifted Education. She currently serves as an Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist supporting several schools in Frederick County.


Charlotte LandahlCharlotte Landahl
Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist (10 month)

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Ms. Charlotte Landahl  joined FCPS in 1998 after beginning her teaching career in North Carolina.  Over the course of 20 plus years with FCPS, she has instructed students in Third Grade, Kindergarten, and Pre-K Special Education inclusive classrooms, as well as having served as an Infants and Toddlers Program Special Education Teacher.  Charlotte joined the Advanced Academics Team as a Primary Talent Development Teacher Specialist in 2018.   During the past four  years in the Advanced Academics Department, Charlotte has served over 18 schools with Primary Talent Development support for our Highly Able Learners and their teachers.  She received the Maryland Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education Award in 2020.  She has presented at the Maryland Excellence in Gifted and Talented annual State Conference and authored several articles.  Charlotte is a member of The FCPS Vanguard Program and has dedicated time to many committees within FCPS.  Charlotte served on the Special Education Advisory Board (SECAC) for 5 years.  She has served as a High School Field Hockey Coach at Oakdale and is currently the varsity coach at Linganore High School.  Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Cortland State College, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Johns Hopkins University and completed the Administrative Program at Hood College. Charlotte currently serves as an Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist supporting several schools in Frederick County: Spring Ridge, North Frederick, Walkersville, New Midway/Woodsboro, Glade, and Ballenger Creek.


Patrick LucasPatrick Lucas
Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist (10 month)
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After a brief career in Business Management, Patrick has been employed by FCPS since 1996. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources, an M.S. in Elementary Education from Western Maryland College, and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from McDaniel College. He is currently pursuing a Gifted and Talented Specialist Certificate from McDaniel College leading to a state certification in Gifted and Talented Education.
 
Patrick began his career as a 4th grade teacher and joined the Advanced Academics team in 2005 as a 5th grade magnet teacher. In 2011, he became a school-based Advanced Academics teacher specialist at Hillcrest Elementary School, serving students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Patrick has worked with the Young Scholars Program since it began in 2011. In addition, he received the Outstanding Educator/Teacher Leader Award from The Maryland State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education and the Maryland State Department of Education in 2018. Patrick currently serves as an Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist, supporting several schools in Frederick County.


Nicole Paris
Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist (10 month)
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Mrs. Nicole Paris came to FCPS in 2004 after teaching in Baltimore City and  Baltimore County. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University and her Masters of Science in Math Education from Towson University.  Nicole is certified in Grades K-12 Mathematics, Grades 1-6 Elementary Education, Administration, as well as having the MD Math Specialist endorsement.  She also earned National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Mathematics in 2008 and renewed that certification in 2018.

Prior to joining the Advanced Academics department Nicole was a middle school math teacher for 20 years, and most recently the Hillcrest intermediate math specialist for the last 5 years. Nicole has had opportunities to work with MSDE to conduct assessment  items reviews, rangefinding, curriculum writing, and curriculum vetting.  She was also an MSDE Master Teacher for the Educator Effectiveness Academy and Virtual Academy, a MSDE Governor’s Academy facilitator,  as well as a co-founder and facilitator of the MSDE/MCTM Elementary Teacher Summer Academies. Nicole was chosen as the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2009. Nicole currently serves as an Elementary Advanced Academics Teacher Specialist supporting several schools in Frederick County: Emmitsburg, Thurmont PS, Thurmont ES, Carroll Manor, Lewistown, Hillcrest, Lincoln, and Parkway.


Kelli Smith portraitKelli Smith
Teacher Specialist (Elementary)

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Kelli joined FCPS in 2001 after several years teaching middle school in St. Louis, Missouri. Before joining the Advanced Academics department, she spent most of her FCPS years teaching at Centerville Elementary School focusing her efforts on helping to meet the needs of highly-abled students. She has also worked with the Professional Development team as a Third Grade Master Teacher/Mentor for new hires. In 2017, she was a top three finalist for Frederick County Public School Teacher of the Year and the following year she was awarded with Frederick County Public School’s Washington Post Teacher of the Year. In 2020, Kelli was awarded an Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education Award from the Maryland GT Advisory Board. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geo-Environmental Studies and Education, a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently becoming fully certified in Gifted and Talented Education.


Victoria Thompson
Administrative Secretary

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