Exceptional Education, Formed in Faith

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 outstanding, engaging instruction provided in a safe, loving, Christian environment 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.  She is a member at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster, and enjoys scrapbooking, cooking, and reading.

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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 36 graduate credits through Carroll County Public Schools and McDaniel College
MSDE Certifications in Special Education K-12 and in Reading K-8

Mrs. Drozinski is happy to join us for her 20th year here at CLS!  She also taught for Baltimore City and Carroll County Public Schools.  An active member of Grace United Methodist Church/ North Carroll Cooperative Parish, Mrs. D. is involved in Summer camps/VBS, missions/outreach programs and NCCP Academics.  Jane and her husband, Rick, reside in Hampstead.  They have 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren, and the famous Lois the turtle.  Oldest son and family reside in South Carolina.  Their daughter, also a Kindergarten teacher, lives in Memphis, TN.  Their youngest son, an arborist, lives in ther Hereford area.  Mrs. Drozinski enjoys reading, photography, American history, and spending time with family, especially the grandkids!

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Mrs. Lina Ferguson ~ Grade One

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 in Adams County, Pennsylvania.  She and her husband also home-schooled their two sons for 8 years.  Her sons and daughter-in-law now live on the West Coast, giving her opportunities to travel across the country from time to time.  Mrs. Ferguson’s teaching certifications have been through the state of Maryland and the Association of Christian Schools International.  She is an active member of Westminster Baptist Church.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking, working crossword puzzles, frequenting yard sales and antique shops, and reading.  This is Mrs. Ferguson’s 9th year of teaching at CLS.

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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 ninth year at CLS. She has taught for 32 years in second through fifth grades.  Prior to CLS, she taught in Prince George’s County and Carroll County Public Schools.  She has three children.  Her son, Daniel is getting married and working on his doctorate in geology.  Her daughter, Heather, works in graphic design at DGI in Hanover, PA.  Her youngest daugther, Amber, is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.  Mrs. Segessenman is very active in her church, Barts-Centenery United Methodist Church. She teaches Sunday School, directs VBS and cleans.  Her favorite things to do are spend time with her family, creating crafts, swimming and jet skiing.

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Mrs. Elizabeth King ~ Grade Three

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

Mrs. King is in her fourth year at CLS.  She taught fifth grade in Bellefonte, PA and in recent years worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland and a local law firm before returning to the classroom.  Along with spending time with her husband and four daughters, she enjoys going to the beach and watching Ravens games.

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Mrs. Kimberly Rose ~ Grade Four

B.Sc. in Science and B.Sc. in Nutrition, Penn State University
Elementary Education Teaching Certification, Grades 1-6, Howard Community College and University of Phoenix

This will be Mrs. Rose’s first year here at CLS.  She began her career path as a registered dietitian working for the Prince William County Head Start program.  Then she chose to home-school her three children for many years.  Next, she enjoyed various positions in the Howard County Public School system, with long term substituting being her favorite, while working on her teacher certification.  All of these endeavors involved interacting and mentoring valuable students.  As her husband says, “Being a teacher is what she is created to do!”  Besides coming up with ideas for the classroom, Mrs. Rose loves spending time with her husband and three children.  They all like to hike, play volleyball and soccer, watch movies, play card games, and laugh together.

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Middle School Teachers

Mrs. Elizabeth Lintz ~ Grade Five/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
MSDE Certifications in Secondary Education: English Grades 7-12 and Social Studies Grades 4-9

This is Mrs. Lintz’s fourth year at Carroll Lutheran School. Prior to CLS, she worked for Carroll County Public Schools. Prior to working for CCPS, Mrs. Lintz worked for seventeen years for the College of Education 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 family in Eldersburg.  In her spare time, she likes to read and watch the History and Smithsonian Channels, MPT and WETA.

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Mrs. Nadine Roberts ~ Grade Six/English Language Arts

B.S. in Elementary Education from Liberty University
MSDE certifications in Elementary Education & Middle School English Language Arts

Mrs. Roberts is back for another year – her fourth – as the middle school ELA teacher for CLS.  Her teaching career began decades ago when she worked in various private schools in Maryland as an upper elementary and middle school teacher.    During that time, she trained two student teachers and also earned ancillary credits in special education and reading.  Later, she homeschooled her three children from kindergarten through twelfth grade and provided middle and high school English instruction in the homeschool community.  Returning to full-time teaching, she taught eighth grade before coming to CLS, where she works hard to identify learning goals for each of her students.  She loves to teach, sing, sew, cook, read, garden, and make new friends.  She and her husband live nearby on a hobby farm where they spend most of their time enjoying nature, stacking wood, or tending the animals that often find their way into Mrs. Roberts’ grammar lesson sentences.  The Robertses are active members of Church of the Open Door.

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Ms. Madison Baber ~ Grade Seven/Science

B.S. in Elementary Education from Salisbury University
MSDE Certification in Middle School Science Grades 4-9

Ms. Baber is starting her second year as the middle school science teacher at CLS.  Ms. Baber is eager to continue teaching at CLS to support her students while they learn and grow throughout the school year.  Along with enjoying outdoor activities, hiking and camping, she also enjoys crafting and reading.  Ms. Baber also has a diverse plant collection and has included some of these plants in her classroom.  Ms. Baber is an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Upperco, MD.

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Mr. Jeffrey Kane ~ Grade Eight/Mathematics

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

Mr. Kane is beginning his sixth 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 seventh year at CLS. She has spent the last 18 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 starting her third year at CLS and is very excited to return as the art teacher!  This will be her ninth year working in private schools and has several years prior experience teaching middle school art.   Mrs. Gordon met her husband while volunteering as an EMT/Firefighter in Montgomery County.  They  moved to Westminster, where Thomas is a paramedic firefighter.  They have a young daughter and will welcome a second daughter this fall.  Mrs. Gordon enjoys reading, crafting, thrift storing, watching Food Network and exploring new places.

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Mrs. Anne Howard  ~ Health Teacher and Creative Spark Teacher

BS in Elementary Education from Towson University
MS in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College

Mrs. Howard is in her second year on our teaching staff here at CLS.  She has 23 years of classroom experience as a Christian school teacher in Hartford, Montgomery, and Carroll Counties; and 2 years experience working with behaviorally challenged students in the P.R.I.D.E program for Carroll County Public schools. She is the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Westminster where she also serves as co-Christian Education Director. While at her last school, Faith Christian School, she served as their head Cheerleading coach for 7 years and even as their Athletic Director for a year. Mrs. Howard has 2 daughters. The oldest is in her second year studying Nursing at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina.  The youngest is a junior at Westminster High School and loves being a cheerleader for both Westminster Wildcats and high school. Mrs. Howard’s husband in a Senior Accountant at Montgomery College in Rockville. The Howards are members of New Hope Fellowship Church where Mr. Howard serves as an Elder and Middle School Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Howard loves her two cats (both are “rescues” from the spca,) the theatre, (especially musical theatre), movies, photography, and reading!

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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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Support Staff

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 seventh year at Carroll Lutheran School as the Director of our Before and After School Care Program. She is excited to repeat 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 11th grade at FSK high school.  They live in Westminster. She is actively involved at Anglican Church of the Resurrection in Lutherville. She also enjoys cooking, sewing, photography and reading.

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Mrs. Linda Frick ~ Before & After School Care/Lunch & Recess/Media Assistant

Mrs. Frick is excited about her seventh year at CLS, as the assistant director in the Before and After Care program. She will be assisting Mrs. Potito in Media specials every week, as well as serving as the “lunch lady” where she will provide routine and safe structure in the cafeteria.  Linda and her husband Tim, have two children and live in Westminster. Their son, Cody, is in the 10th grade at Westminster High School, while their daughter, Nicolette is in her second year of full time work with The Spa on West Main.  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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Mrs. Donna Smith ~ Special Educator

Masters Degree in Special Education, Western Maryland College
B.A. in Sociology, Western Maryland College
Special Education Certification for grades 1-8

Mrs. Smith is joining Carroll Lutheran School this year. She is a Special Education teacher and is excited about beginning her journey at CLS. She grew up in New Jersey and moved to Maryland after college. She has been a Special Educator for CCPS for the past 18 years. Before that, she worked 3 years in Anne Arundel County and then took some time off to spend time with her four small children. Mrs. Smith currently lives in Westminster and has four children, Derek, Andrea, Lauren and Kelly, five grandchildren with one on the way in November! In her free time, she loves to yard sale, decorate her house, go to the beach, (her youngest daughter lives in Florida and she enjoys visiting her), and spending time with her children, siblings and grandchildren. Mrs. Smith currently attends Crossroads Church in Westminster. Working for CLS is an answer to prayer.
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Ms. Morgan Sager ~ Kindergarten and Specials Assistant

B.A. in Psychology, Towson University
M.Ed School Counseling, Liberty University (in process)

This will be Ms. Sager’s first year at CLS. She is excited to gain experience working in the school system while working on her masters in school counseling. Ms. Sager is dedicated to helping students achieve their highest potential in their educational journey. Her hobbies include traveling, camping, hiking, rock climbing and relaxing on the beach.
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Mrs. Michelle Monroe ~ Guidance Counselor

B.S. in Elementary Education, Stevenson University
M.S. in Counseling, School Counseling Specialty, Hood College (Completion – May 2021)

Mrs. Monroe will be joining CLS this year as the school counselor intern.  She is currently in her final year of graduate school at Hood College, pursuing a degree in School Counseling.  Mrs. Monroe taught in Baltimore County Public Schools for six years in third and fourth grade. She and her husband live in Taylorsville with their 15-month-old daughter, Everly, who keeps them on their toes! She enjoys spending her free time baking, watching HGTV and the Food Network, taking walks at local parks and spending time with her family. The last two years, Mrs. Monroe has taken a short break from working in the schools to stay at home with her daughter and assist her husband with starting his small business. She is very excited to be completing her school counseling internship at CLS and looks forward to working with the students and staff!

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Mrs. Sarah Inman ~ Delegating Nurse

Masters in Science of Nursing, Grand Canyon University
Masters in Business Administration, Grand Canyon University
Certification in Case Management/ Delegating Nurse

Mrs. Inman is starting her third year at CLS. She has worked in various healthcare settings including Long-Term Care, Intensive Care, Oncology, Leadership, and Education. She currently manages the operations and support services of a local hospital in addition to working at CLS.

Mrs. Inman lives in Taneytown with her husband, three children, and their dog Scout. Two of those children attend CLS and the third is eagerly awaiting his chance to start Kindergarten at CLS in a couple of years. The Inmans are members at St. Luke’s (Winters) Lutheran Church. Mrs. Inman and her family love spending time together reading, baking, gardening, exploring new places, going for walks, hikes, and bike rides.

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Mr. Ezra Smith ~ Custodian

Ezra has seven siblings, and was homeschooled for 12 years. He is an active member of the Church of the Open Door in Westminster.  Ezra has been working in children’s ministries at the church for the past 18 years.  He is currently in charge of and runs one of the buses for the Bus Ministry and teaches Sunday School for the four year olds and Junior Church for the four to six year old class. Ezra loves church , harmonica, balloons, juggling, his zero turn mower, puns, biking, and playing golf, basketball, and tennis with his brothers.  Ezra enjoys learning new skills and the seemingly daily adventures he has while working at CLS, but he 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 year round.

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Office

Mrs. Bonnie Higgins – Associate for Marketing and Philanthropy

B.A. in Communication Arts from Salisbury University
Minor in Psychology

Mrs. Higgins spent 20 years in the computer-based testing industry in Account Management and Client Relations before staying home with her children. She has been married to her husband, Sean, for 20 years. They have a daughter, Rebecca, who graduated high school in 2020 and is now a licensed Cosmetologist,  and a son, Ryan, who is a junior in high school. Their family is complete with their two rescue dogs, Mason and Paisley. Mrs. Higgins enjoys spending time at the beach or at the family beach house in Alabama. In her spare time, you can find her at a baseball field watching her son.

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Ms. Margaret Arnoult ~ Bookkeeper

B.S. in Accounting, University of MD University College
Certified Public Accountant

Mrs. Arnoult joined the CLS staff in October 2019. She has worked for various non-profit organizations, including schools and churches during her 35+ year career. Mrs. Arnoult has a heart for helping Christian organizations and enjoys serving them with her administrative and number knowledge. She and her husband, David, have three children, including Elizabeth Gordon, the art teacher at CLS, and one grandchild, Hannah, with a second one on the way. She enjoys numbers and doing puzzles in her spare time.

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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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Mrs. Kristy Dean ~ Office Support Assistant

Mrs. Dean is excited to be able to provide support to the office of CLS this year.  She has worked in Human Resources for the past 25 years, where she currently runs the office for her husband’s companies.  Mrs. Dean has been a part of the CLS community for 8 years now, and serves on the CLS FPP Executive Board as the Treasurer.  She serves as a member of the marketing, Fun Run, Golf Tournament and Bingo committees and coordinates the monthly restaurant fundraisers.  But most importantly, to her, she enjoys taking photos of events at CLS!  She and her husband, Drew, live in Westminster, and have one son, Mason, who is currently in the 7th grade at CLS.  They are active members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westminster.  Mrs. Dean enjoys photography, scrapbooking, baseball, roller coasters and fireworks!

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