Leading the Way

Faculty and Staff

Meet Our Staff

Mrs. Mandy Gilbart ~ Principal

B.A. In Human Studies and Elementary Education, St. Mary’s College of Md.
Special Education Certification, Reading Teacher Certification, Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner
Masters Program in Reading/Special Education and Advanced Professional Certificate, Hood College and University of Phoenix

Mrs. Gilbart joined the CLS staff in 2009. Her previous experience includes teaching first grade in Frederick County Public Schools and being the mentor teacher for student teachers at Hood College. At CLS, Mrs. Gilbart served as the Special Education Resource Teacher and the Assistant Principal for Academics before stepping into the role of Principal.

Mrs. Gilbart partners with parents who are navigating the special education process, and is responsible for the implementation of IEP’s and 504 Plans. She provides Wilson reading intervention services and coordinates Fundations instruction. Mrs. Gilbart believes that well-chosen curricula paired with outstanding instruction is the key to an excellent education for students at CLS. She works with each teacher to be certain that every child’s unique needs are met. Mrs. Gilbart and her husband have two daughters who have benefited from the rigorous academic program, enrichment opportunities, and faith-based learning at CLS.

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Elementary School Teachers

Mrs. Jane Drozinski ~ Kindergarten

B.A. in Special Education, Hood College
Masters in Education in Reading, Loyola College
Additional graduate credits through Carroll County Public Schools and McDaniel College

Mrs. Drozinski is happy to join us for her 18th year here at CLS! She has also taught for Baltimore City and Carroll County Public Schools. An active member of Grace United Methodist Church/NCCP, Mrs. D. is involved in Sunday School, VBS and missions/outreach. Jane and her husband, Rick, reside in Hampstead. They have 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren, a lovable cat named Beau, and the famous Lois the turtle. Their daughter is also a Kindergarten teacher in Memphis, TN. Mrs. Drozinski enjoys reading, audiobooks, American history, and spending time with family, especially the grandkids!

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Mrs. Lina Ferguson ~ First Grade

B.A. in Elementary Education,  Towson State College

Mrs. Ferguson has taught in public and private schools in Baltimore City and Carroll County, Maryland, and Adams County, Pennsylvania. She and her husband Steve also home-schooled their two sons for 8 years. Her teaching certifications have been through the state of Maryland and the Association of Christian Schools International. Mrs. Ferguson is an active member of Westminster Baptist Church. She enjoys cooking, working crossword puzzles, and frequenting yard sales and antique shops, and reading.

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Mrs. Penny Segessenman ~ Grade Two

B.S. in Elementary Education, West Virginia University 
Masters Degree in Elementary Education, West Virginia University
MD Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education.

Mrs. Segessenman is starting her seventh year at CLS. She has taught for thirty years in second through fifth grade. Prior to CLS, she taught in Prince George’s and Carroll County Public Schools. She has three children, one working on his doctorate, a senior at West Virginia University, and a senior in high school. Mrs. Segessenman is very active in her church, Barts-Centenery United Methodist Church. She teaches Sunday school and directs VBS. Her favorite things to do are spend time with her family, stamping, and jet skiing.

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Mrs. Diane Beatty ~ Grade Three

B.S. in Education from Towson State University

This is Mrs. Beatty’s 10th year teaching at CLS.  She taught fourth grade for 7 years. She took a one year sabbatical to substitute at Manchester Valley High School (MVHS) so as to dedicate more time to coaching cheerleading. Prior to CLS, she taught in Baltimore City at St. Elizabeth’s, after which she taught in Houston, Texas in the public school system, and came back to Baltimore to teach at St. Paul Lutheran in Catonsville. Having taught second through eighth grades, she has taught a total of 29 years, and she is eager to be back at CLS.  Mrs. Beatty is married with four children and two grandchildren. She is also the assistant cheerleading coach at MVHS.

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Mrs. Mary Ann Miller ~ Grade Four

B.S. Elementary & Kindergarten Education, Penn State University
Advanced Professional Certificate (Gr 1-6) with ancillary credits in Reading and Special Education

Mrs. Miller is enjoying her second year teaching 4th grade at CLS. Prior to teaching at CLS, she homeschooled her sons through high school. During that time, she maintained her teaching certificate, taking a variety of coursework on teaching students with special needs as well as many reading courses. She also has experience teaching grades 3-5 in Carroll County Public Schools. Mary Ann and her husband live on a small farm in Manchester where they have raised three sons. The Miller family attends Life Point Church in Reisterstown. Mary Ann enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and has most recently discovered the joy of kayaking. She also serves as a volunteer with 4-H.

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Middle School Teachers

Mrs. Elizabeth Lintz ~ Grade 5/Social Studies (History)

B.A. in Sociology, William Paterson University
M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland College Park
M.A.T. in Secondary Education, University of Maryland University College

This is Mrs. Lintz’s second year at Carroll Lutheran School. Prior to CLS, she worked for three years as a Special Education 1:1 for Carroll County Public Schools in the Learning for Independence (LFI) program. Prior to working for CCPS, Mrs. Lintz was a Director in the Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) department for seven years and the Director of Grant Administration and Sponsored Research for the College of Education for ten years at the University of Maryland College Park. She has also served as a Religious Education teacher and Confirmation catechist for St. Joseph’s Catholic Community. Mrs. Lintz lives with her husband, Brian, and younger son in Eldersburg. Her older son attends Salisbury University. In her spare time, she likes to read and watch the History channel or British mysteries on MPT and WETA.

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Mrs. Nadine Roberts ~ Grade 6/English Language Arts

B.S. in Education (gr. 4-7) from Liberty University
MD Certifications in Elementary Education & Middle School English Language Arts

Nadine Roberts had been a regular substitute teacher for CLS prior to becoming the full-time ELA teacher in 2017. While teaching upper elementary grades in private schools in Maryland for six years, she employed hands-on methods that engaged her learners and inspired further inquiry. She homeschooled her own children for seventeen years, gaining experience with a broad spectrum of K-12 material. In the homeschool community, she provided middle and high school level English instruction for six years, with a special focus on developing writing skills. Returning to full-time teaching two years ago, she taught all eighth-grade subjects in a local private school, and then served as a substitute teacher for Carroll Lutheran School last year. Since her particular interest is in integrated arts, Mrs. Roberts uses every opportunity to make correlations between subjects, sometimes drawing on her own foreign and domestic travel and numerous hobbies. Mrs. Roberts lives in Union Bridge with her husband David. They have three grown children. She is a member of Church of the Open Door, where she and David work with adults with special needs.

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Mrs. Laura Schmitt ~ Grade 7/Science

B.S. in Biochemistry from 

When not teaching he enjoys spending time with his two dogs, reading novels, and playing golf.

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Mr. Jeffrey Kane ~ Grade 8/Mathematics

B.A. from McDaniel College in Mathematics
MSDE Certification in Math Grades 7-12

Mr. Kane is beginning his fifth year at CLS. He loves math and is excited to share that with everyone around him. Mr. Kane has researched, published, and presented in the field of logic. He enjoys playing guitar, reading about US history, and running around at recess. His favorite prime number is 8,675,309, and his favorite president is Chester Arthur. Mr. Kane belongs to St. Augustine Church in Elkridge.

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Fine Arts Staff

Mrs. Maggie Potito ~ Media Specialist

B.S. in Library Science and Social Sciences, James Madison University
M.S. in School Library Media, McDaniel College

This is Mrs. Potito’s fifth year at CLS. She has spent the last 16 years working in the library at Mount Airy Middle School. She loves to read and has worked with various reading programs in the State of Maryland. She and her husband, Mike, love to visit different baseball parks. They have two sons and live in Mount Airy.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Gordon ~ Art

B.A. in Studio Art, Calvin College

Mrs. Gordon is very excited to join CLS as the new art teacher!  She has several years experience teaching middle school art and looks forward to working with the elementary students. Mrs. Gordon met her husband while volunteering as an EMT/fire fighter at the fire department in Montgomery County and they recently moved to Westminster where Thomas is a paramedic firefighter. They adopted a puppy named Chance and have enjoyed trying to train him this summer.  Mrs. Gordon enjoys reading, crafting, thrift storing, and exploring new places.

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Mrs. Robin Harrison  ~ General Music

B.S. in Music Education, Messiah College

Mrs. Harrison is very excited to join the CLS teaching team for the 2018-2019 school year.  Mrs. Harrison is an avid musician and has been teaching private flute lessons for over 15 years.  She is a freelance musician with the classical string trio Ethos and enjoys playing flute and piccolo in the local Encore Community Band.  She is an active member  of LifePoint Church and lives in Westminster with her husband, Andrew, two daughters and their very affectionate, cross-eyed cat.  Mrs. Harrison enjoys cooking, yoga, and playing music with her family.

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Mrs. Elizabeth King ~ Health/Physical Education

B.S. in Elementary Education from Grove City College
B.S. in Paralegal Studies from Stevenson University

Mrs. King is in her second year at CLS. She taught in an elementary school in State College, PA before becoming a stay at home wife and mother for her husband and four daughters. In recent years, she has worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland and with a local law firm before returning to education. She is a devout Ravens and Orioles fan and loves research and writing, the beach, and being the Mom taxi.

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Mrs. Theresa Flanagan ~ Instrumental Music

B.S. in Music Education from Towson University

Mrs. Flanagan begins her 13th year as our Instrumental Music teacher. She has taught music in 11 private schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Carroll counties, totaling 27 years of experience. She performed for 19 years with Carroll County’s musical theater, September Song. She currently performs with the Chesapeake Concert Band and has recently accompanied the Stevenson University Choir and the choir at Carroll Lutheran Village.  Mrs. Flanagan continues to play her instruments in church, and enjoys traveling. She and her husband, Dan, have children and grandchildren, and live in Westminster.

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Mr. Frank DiLeonardi ~ Physical Education Teacher

USSF D License, a NSCAA National Diploma, a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, a NSCAA level 1, 2 and 3 Goalie Diploma, a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and a NSCAA Premier Diploma

Frank Dileonardi is the President of Level 5 Athletics. He is also the current Director of Coaching for Fallston Soccer, where he oversees coaching education and player development for both the in-house and travel programs. In addition, Frank serves as the Coaching Director of the Central Carroll Recreational Soccer Program, offering support for all the volunteer coaches of the in-house soccer program. He is an instructor for The United Soccer Coaches grassroots 4v4-7v7/9v9-(pre national) 11v11 courses.

Frank is the former lead assistant and primary goalkeeping coach for the men’s soccer team at McDaniel College and Goucher College. In addition, he was the head coach of the U15 Maryland ODP (Olympic Development Program) region 1 team, a national identification and development program for high-level players. Frank has worked with U.S Soccer’s Development Academy serving as a Goalie and Assistant coach with DC United and The Washington Spirit.

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Before and After School Care

Mrs. Jennifer Glantzberg ~ Instructional Assistant/Before and After School Care Director

B.S. in Leisure Studies and Recreation, Gordon College

Mrs. Glantzberg is beginning her fourth year at Carroll Lutheran School as the Director of our Before and After School Care Program. She is excited to begin her role as Instructional Assistant, partnering with classroom teachers to work with a wide variety of students each day. Jennifer and her husband Charles, have one son in 9th grade at FSK high school.  They live in Westminster. She is actively involved at Holy Apostles Charismatic Episcopal Church. She also enjoys cooking, sewing, photography and reading.

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Mrs. Linda Frick ~ Before and After School Care

Mrs. Frick is excited to begin her fourth year at CLS in the Before and After Care program. Linda and her husband Tim, have two children and live in Westminster. Their son, Cody, is in the 8th grade at CLS. Linda is very involved with the Youth Program at First Presbyterian Church of Westminster. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, reading and being outside.

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Office

Mr. Ezra Smith ~ Custodian

Ezra and his seven siblings were homeschooled for 12 years. He is an active member of the Church of the Open Door.  Ezra is in charge of and runs one of the buses for the Bus Ministry and teaches Sunday School and Junior Church for the four to six year old class. He has worked in children ministries for 16 years.  Ezra loves to play sports, and is a big Orioles and Ravens fan. Ezra enjoys working at CLS, but enjoys the staff and the families even more.  He uses his excellent work ethic and multitasking skills to take care of our building and grounds.

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Mrs. Shannon Hinkhaus ~ Bookkeeper

B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting, McDaniel College

Mrs. Hinkhaus joined CLS in August of 2013. She left her position in the finance department at Mercy Medical Center to stay at home and raise her 3 children. Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, card games, biking, playing soccer, sewing and reading. She and her family live in Westminster and attend St. John Catholic Church.

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Mrs. Cindy Morrison ~ Administrative Asst./School Secretary

Mrs. Morrison joined CLS in June of 2017. Mrs. Morrison’s past work experience includes working for ten years at Trinity School of Frederick in their administrative office. She and her husband have two children and live in Mt. Airy. She attends Calvary United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, reading, walking with her two dogs and spending time with her daughter in Frederick and her son who is attending Stevenson University.

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