Helena Payne Chauvenet, Principal

Helena Payne Chauvenet (pronounced sho-vuh-NAY) joined the Maury Elementary community as principal in 2018. During her time at Maury, she has led the transition into the modernized school building, the planning for increased student enrollment, and the exciting pandemic school years. The talented Maury teachers and students were honored as a National Blue Ribbon School […]

Andrew Lardell, Assistant Principal

Andrew Lardell is in his first year as Assistant Principal at Maury Elementary School. He began his education career nine years ago in Anne Arundel County Public Schools where he taught Grades 1, 2, and 5. Over the last three years, he taught Grade 1 and Grade 2 Math and Science in Montgomery County Public […]

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 […]

Patrick Koontz | Business/Operations Manager

Patrick Koontz (aka “Mr. Patrick”) has been the Operations Manager at Maury since 2016. He has a unique blend of skills that have benefited the school’s operation. Mr. Patrick grew up in Hagerstown, Maryland, and graduated from Towson University. His last corporate position was at Fannie Mae where he advanced through the ranks to a […]

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. […]

Colette Marchesini | Administrative Assistant/Registrar

Colette Marchesini (aka “Miss Coco”) first came to Maury as a full-time substitute teacher in 2014. She became the Office Administrator in 2016. She loves the challenge of the job, the sense of community at Maury, and most of all—the kids. Miss Coco is originally from southwestern Pennsylvania and is a diehard Steelers fan. She […]