Ms. Toni Fajemisin - Kindergarten
Ms. Fajemisin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of Maryland College Park and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of District of Columbia. Ms. Fajemisin's first job working with children was with the Museum of African Art. Later, she worked at a Boys Club teaching art to boys age six years to eighteen years old. But the bug for teaching in early childhood education didn't bite until she started working at her neighborhood church as an aide reading, telling stories and conducting art classes. She loves discussing the Bible stories and exploring social studies lessons, and watching and hearing children explore, apply and recite what they have learned. Ms. Fajemisin has been employed in the capacity as a lead teacher, program coordinator and director in early childhood centers and loves working in faith based environments the best! Her hobbies include reading, visiting bookstores and watching foreign movies. Her favorite Bible verse is Phillipians 4:6 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God."
Ms. K-Leigh Marbury - PreKindergarten
Ms. K-Leigh Marbury is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College, where she majored in Humanities, focusing on languages and culture. Ms. K-Leigh has always enjoyed working with young children and after college, completed an internship in academic therapy. Her hobbies include biking, reading, watching movies and spending time with friends. She comes from a family of educators and feels at home in the classroom. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 1:5-10 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." Then said I: "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth." But the LORD said to me: "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you," says the LORD. Thn the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant." Ms. Marbury says this is her favorite verse because "God not only believes in me but gives me the tools to act out his will."
Mrs. Vanessa Hymes - Pre-Kindergarten
Mrs. Vanessa Hymes went to St. Louis University where her major was math and computer science. Mrs. Hymes was inspired to become a teacher because she loves to see young children learn new and exciting things. She has tutored students in math, her favorite subject, for over 4 years. Mrs. Hymes’ hobbies include swimming, jogging and spending time with her husband of 18 years. Mrs. Hymes has been teaching at MJCS for 1 year and her favorite activity with the kids is number Bingo! She finds her strength and wisdom from her favorite verse Phillipians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Mrs. Menia Pearson - Administrator
Mrs. Pearson attended the University of the District of Columbia where she majored in Business Administration. She has been employed with Mt. Jezreel Christian School since it opened it's doors in September 2005. She has served in many capacities at the school which includes she teaching Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. Mrs. Pearson has completed the Childcare Development Certification which is recognized by the Council for Professional Recognition and continues education coursework with the Association for Christian Schools International. She is currently serving as the Administrator of the school in addition to serving as the Vice Chairman on the Mount Jezreel Christian School Board. She loves seeing children learn to read because it opens up a new world for them! Mrs. Pearson enjoys singing, reading, watching movies and spending time with her son and husband of 28 years. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct your paths."
Meet Our Staff at MJCS
Mount Jezreel Christian School
Ms. Taryn Vail - 1st -3rd grade
Ms. Vail obtained her degree in Elementary Education from Morgan State University. She likes working with numbers so, in school, her favorite subject was math. When she was young she wanted to be a teacher so she could write on the chalkboard! As she got older she enjoyed watching children learn new things and wanted to be a part of that and have an impact on their lives. She has taught for 15 years in daycare, public school and tutoring. She loves incorporating real life events in her teaching for the children to get a more thorough understanding. Ms. Vail’s hobbies are bowling, taking weekend adventures with her 5 and 13 year old daughters and painting their nails. her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 54:17 "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me." This reminds her that no matter what is thrown her way it will never win over her.
Ms. Connie McRoy - Preschool
Ms. Connie McRoy has attended both Walden and Strayer Universities where her major is Business Administration. She became a teacher after working at a daycare center and obtaining her CDA. She has always enjoyed being around children and seeing how eager they are to learn or try new things. She has been teaching for 6 years working with the preschoolers at MJCS. Her favorite things to do with the kids are arts and crafts because each final product is different and it shows the children's personality! Ms. McRoy’s hobbies are trying new recipes, reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding." She loves that verse because "Even though I might not understand everything that happens in my life I trust that God will always lead me in the right direction."
Dr. Tracey Holoman – Lead Teacher and Director of Curriculum (4th-6th Grade)
Dr. Tracey Holoman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry from Norfolk State University, and a Bachelor of Science, a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Maryland. She has also continued her pursuit of elementary education coursework at the University of Phoenix. Dr. Holoman enjoys reading, learning as much as possible, and researching, in addition to spending time with her family. She has been teaching for many years in many different capacities: Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Maryland, Teacher Training Institute, tutoring, Bible Institute and Children’s Church at Mount Jezreel Baptist Church, just to name a few. Dr. Holoman has served as Head Teacher and been teaching students from preschool-6th grade at MJCS for the past 7 years. Dr. Holoman's favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose."