We believe that creating interest in reading is fundamental to today’s imagination and tomorrow’s application
At CLS, all faiths are welcome, while children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and to their highest potential. Our school thrives with the support of dedicated teachers and staff, an energetic parent group, an experienced Board, and generous church and community members. Find out why families from Mount Airy to Manchester chose CLS for an affordable and rewarding education.
We offer a proven and accredited academic curriculum supported by faith and supplemented with activities that produce well-rounded students and future citizens, in keeping with our mission: “We, as disciples of Jesus Christ, will create quality education in a Lutheran environment where the love of Christ will be proclaimed through the integration of faith and life.”
Our top priority is recognizing and respecting learning differences among students to optimize learning.
Students who desire an educational experience founded on the Lutheran philosophy of education.
The school sits on part of a former farm, a quiet location with pastoral views and easy access to major thoroughfares.
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We are fortunate to retain the services of FACTS which will handle our tuition management and grant.
Our academic program is balanced with learning experiences through on-site presentations.
At Carroll Lutheran School (CLS), the idea of service to others is central to our mission and philosophy. Therefore, service-oriented learning is incorporated whenever possible and at every grade-level, whether the children are writing letters, donating to Shepherd’s Staff, singing carols at Carroll Lutheran Village, or working with Chapel.
Students who desire an educational experience founded on the Lutheran philosophy of education and who fulfill the age, health and academic requirements are eligible for admission at Carroll Lutheran School. Parents requesting early entrance for their child will be considered on a case by case basis. Carroll Lutheran School welcomes students without discrimination.
Our certified faculty and staff are unmatched in their dedication to our children, with impressive credentials that include extensive experience in public and private schools.
Mrs. Molloy has been our Delegating Nurse since 2009. She has been in nursing since 1987 as a LPN in Georgia and Massachusetts. Jen moved to Maryland in 1990 and received her RN in 1994. She is currently working at Carroll Hospital Center on weekends. Mrs. Molloy provides ongoing nursing assessments, emergency care, Medication Technician training, and evaluations for CLS.
Mrs. Leppo joins us for her 8th year here at CLS. Mrs. Leppo’s past work experience includes working in the central office for Carroll County Public School system. She and her husband live in Finksburg with their two children. She attends New Hope Fellowship Church. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, hiking, kayaking, camping, and spending time with her family outdoors.
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.
Mr. Grant joins us for his 9th year here at our school. Known affectionately as “Mr. Shorty” he brings many years of experience from both the construction industry and being a custodian. He and his wife, Nancy live in Finksburg and are members of Taneytown Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon. Mr. Shorty is a father, grandfather and a great-grandfather.
Mrs. Frick is excited to begin her second year at CLS in the Before and After Care program. Linda and her husband Tim have two children and live in Westminster. She is very involved with the Youth Program at First Presbyterian Church of Westminster. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, reading and being outside.
Mrs. Glantzberg is beginning her second year at Carroll Lutheran School as the Director of our Before and After School Care Program. Jennifer and her husband Charles have one son in sixth grade at CLS. They live in Westminster. She is actively involved at Holy Apostles Charismatic Episcopal Church. She also enjoys cooking, sewing, photography and reading.
Ms. Wire begins her ninth year as our General, Vocal and Instrumental Music teacher. She has taught music in 11 private schools in Baltimore City, Baltimore and Carroll counties, totaling 25 years of experience. Ms. Wire teaches private lessons at Coffey Music Store in Westminster. She performed for 19 years with Carroll County’s musical theater, September Song.
Lora Strosnider is currently the owner/director of Take the Stage drama school where she teaches over 90 students and produces up to 6 shows a year. Prior to TTS, Lora taught fourth grade and middle school at Faith Christian School for 9 years and Public Speaking at North Carroll Community School. She also is an adjunct instructor for Carroll Community College and teaches classes at the Carroll County Arts Council.
This is Mrs. Roop’s first year at CLS. Since graduating in December of 2013, she has been substitute teaching for Carroll County Public Schools and has held two long-term substitute positions in physical education at the elementary and secondary levels. Her favorite ways to exercise are running, weight training, yoga, and high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT).
This is Mrs. Potito’s first year at CLS. She has spent the last 13 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.
Ms. Newton is a graduate from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History. Ms. Newton has a primary emphasis in painting and a secondary emphasis in drawing. In her free moments, Ms. Newton spends as much time with her family as possible. Along with this, she helps run a family owned business called Inspire Wedding Flowers.
This is Mrs. Martin’s second year at CLS. She loves teaching health to all of the wonderful students at CLS. Karen recently earned her 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Certification from Charm City Yoga in Baltimore, and is teaching yoga at Center Street Yoga. Karen and her husband, Kent, have 2 children, Madison and Nathan. The Martins have lived in Carroll County for 9 years.
Mrs. Brozik’s educational career was with Baltimore County Public Schools at Timber Grove Elementary and Franklin Middle School where she taught library media and special education for 24+ years. Mrs. Brozik team-taught in special education classes, was assistant librarian, and initiated the Black Eyed Susan Reading Program at Franklin Middle Library Media Center.
Keeley Carl begins her second year with the Carroll Lutheran Community. Prior to her time with Carroll Lutheran School, she went to College to get her Master’s at McDaniel and worked as an intern in both Frederick and Carroll County Public Schools. Keeley and her husband Tim, live in Taneytown, Maryland. They live with their dog, Shilo and cat, Fluffy.
Mrs. Gilbart has been the Resource Teacher since 2009. Her previous experience includes teaching first grade in Frederick County Public Schools and being the mentor teacher for student teachers at Hood College. Mrs. Gilbart provides reading, Fundations, and Wilson instruction to a wide variety of students at CLS.
Mr. Kane is in his second year at our school. He is a math geek and excited to share that with everyone around him. He 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. He belongs to St. Augustine Church in Elkridge.
Mrs. Jensen has returned to CLS in 2015 after a one year sabbatical. Mrs. Jensen earned her B.S. in Education Degree from Towson State University. She has taken many graduate level courses through Towson, Baltimore County Public Schools, McDaniel College, Carroll County Community College, and Carroll County Public Schools. She has her Master’s Degree Equivalency through Maryland State Certification.
Mr. Heacock is looking forward to his first year teaching at CLS. Previously, Mr. Heacock substitute taught for CCPS for three years where he held several long-term positions, he also worked for CCPS on a provisional contract for 4 years. During this time Mr. Heacock has taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science, as well as several high school science courses.
Mrs. Bowers recently received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from McDaniel College. Her experiences in the classroom include internships within the middle school and high school settings of Carroll County Public Schools. She continues working on her Master’s Degree through McDaniel. Samantha loves expanding her knowledge in every aspect of education, and strives and cares for the interest of the students.
Mrs. Segessenman has the pleasure of beginning her fourth year here at CLS. She has 27 years teaching experience. She started her career teaching third and fourth grade in Prince George’s County Public Schools. After that she taught second, third, and fifth grade for Carroll County Public Schools. Penny and her husband, Rob reside in Littlestown, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Perry graduated from Towson in 2005. She taught in North Carolina on a Cherokee Indian Reservation as a classroom teacher. She taught 4th grade for 3 years, kindergarten for 2 years, and 1st grade for 1 year teaching all content areas. When Ms. Perry moved back to Maryland 2 years ago, she worked with Carroll County Public Schools as a PAT (Parents as Teacher) Educator at the Judy Center.
Mrs. Miller received her Education Degree from Towson State University and more recently completed technology courses and a Reading Assessment course over the past two summers. She taught at Carroll Lutheran School as the 2nd/3rd grade teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. Mrs. Miller is the mother of four children who range in age from 6 to 18.
Mrs. Ferguson has taught in public schools in Baltimore City and Carroll County and in Christian schools in Carroll County and Adams County, Pennsylvania. She and her husband Steve also home-schooled their two sons for 8 ½ years. Her teaching certifications have been through the state of Maryland and through Association of Christian Schools International.
Mrs. Drozinski joins us for her fifteenth year at Carroll Lutheran School. Prior to CLS, Mrs. Drozinski was a teacher for Baltimore City and Carroll County Public Schools. She is an active member of Grace United Methodist Church/NCCP where she serves as mission chair and helps with Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. Mrs. D. lives in Hampstead with her husband Rick, son Mark, and Lois, an aquatic turtle.
Mrs. Karen Ganjon joined our Carroll Lutheran School learning community as our school administrator on July 1, 2013. Her educational career has included work in Howard and Carroll Counties and the Maryland State Department of Education. Mrs. Ganjon has served in various positions throughout her public educational career including elementary teacher, resource teacher, principal, supervisor.
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We, as Disciples of Christ, will create a quality education in a Lutheran environment where the love of Christ will be proclaimed through the integration of faith and life.
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