Helena Payne Chauvenet, Principal

Helena Payne Chauvenet (pronounced sho-vuh-NAY) became Principal at Maury in 2018. She began her career in education in 2006 teaching Grade 7 U.S. History at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia, where she taught for three years before transitioning to teach U.S. History, Civics, and Economics at Francis Hammond Middle School. Two years later, she became an […]

Carolyne Albert-Garvey, Principal

Carolyne Albert-Garvey became the principal at Maury Elementary School in 2009. The first eleven years of her career were spent teaching at the elementary level. Ms. Albert-Garvey taught in French language immersion programs in Maryland and Virginia. In 2000, she went to work for K12 Inc., an online curriculum company that focuses on virtual schools […]

Taeneress Griffin, Assistant Principal and Math Lead

Taeneress Griffin joined Maury as Assistant Principal in 2017 with over 10 years of experience in urban education. Ms. Griffin began her career in Prince George’s County Public Schools where she taught Grades 2–4 at Valley View Elementary School. She received the Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education Award from the Maryland State Department of […]

Patrick Koontz, Business/Operations Manager

Patrick Koontz brings a unique blend of skills to his position as Business/Operations Manager at Maury. In his previous life at Fannie Mae, he advanced through the ranks to a director-level position in Operations. He managed a multi-million dollar budget, working with everyone from small mortgage lenders to the major players on Wall Street, and […]

Nathaniel Rogers, Music

Nathaniel Rogers teaches Music at Maury. Mr. Rogers has designed the music program at Maury to provide students with an opportunity to experience both vocal and instrumental music, while teaching students how to listen, analyze, and evaluate music. Students have studies in music theory and music history, and have the opportunity to learn about the connections between […]

Ayinde Spradley, Assistant Principal

Mr. Spradley is a native New Yorker and has been exposed to education his entire life coming from a family of teachers and principals. He started his career in education as a substitute teacher in Brooklyn, New York. Once leaving New York City, Mr. Spradley relocated to Maryland where he taught second and fourth grade. […]