Staff/Board Profiles

Sarah Penrod

I am immensely grateful for this opportunity to serve as your EASMC President. I hold a B.A. in International Studies, and an MAT in Secondary Education from California University of Pennsylvania. I recently completed my Administration and Supervision 1 certificate through NDMU.  I started my career with SMCPS at Chopticon HS in 2010 teaching World

Elaine Deems

Work Location: Leonardtown MS

I am grateful and honored to serve on the EASMC Board, as well as continue to serve as a representative for Leonardtown Middle School. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in English Education. I was a military spouse for 20 years, and enjoyed teaching in a variety of school districts across

Sharon Page

Work Location: Hollywood ES

I consider it my privilege to serve as your Secretary. My journey with EASMC began with membership. I had been a student, parent, and spouse of a teacher. I quickly discovered the other side, the hard working side, of education. I find it a fascinating world full of  educators who make it happen every day,

Emily Gayo

Work Location: Greenview Knolls ES

I am very excited to be serving as a Board Member. I am a native of St.Mary’s County, MD and am a graduate of SMCPS. I attended Dynard ES, Leonardtown MS, and Chopticon HS, Class of 2010. I hold a Bachelors of Science Degree from Frostburg State University in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I am currently pursuing

Kristie Mattingly

Work Location: Banneker ES

I am honored to serve as an EASMC board member and look forward to working with members.  I previously served as negotiations chair for EASMC.  I graduated in May 2019 with a BA from NDMU in early childhood education, elementary education,  and special education birth to 21. I am currently a pre-school special education teacher,

Karen Richardson

Work Location: Hollywood ES

I received my Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. I earned Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Boston University’s College of Engineering. I hold a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate teaching credentials. Before becoming a teacher, I worked for various government contractors designing software and hardware

Patty Parsons

I am proud to have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors as the Retiree representative.  I hold a B.A. in English from Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, and an M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College. After teaching at the elementary level for 8 years, I became

Liz Purcell Leskinen

A native of St. Mary’s County, I was educated by the fine teachers of SMCPS, attending Town Creek Elementary School, Esperanza Middle School, and Great Mills High School (go Class of 1977!). I have a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s College, an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Certificate in Organizational Development

Jennifer Waybright

I was born and raised in good ‘ole St. Mary’s County and graduated from Chopticon High School in 1997. I have specialized in customer service for my entire career which started at Suburban Propane. As an account representative for seven years, I always enjoyed my daily interactions with the community. I started with EASMC in