Meet the CALS Teachers

Yana Gurova

I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and moved to the Ms. GurovaUnited States with my parents when I was 5 years old. Ever since then, I have lived in Baltimore, Maryland and loved every minute. I am a proud product of Baltimore County Public Schools, and couldn’t be happier that I can work in the same school system that made me love learning. I graduated in May 2017 from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, and am so excited to begin my teaching career at Timonium Elementary! I have volunteered at an art therapy program for children and young adults with disabilities for several years, and attribute much of my passion for special education to this experience. It has taught me about creativity, flexibility, and that light (and some humor!) can be found in any given situation. I strongly believe in student-centered learning and a positive classroom environment, and I can’t wait to learn from my students just as much as they learn from me! 

Brittany Klinger

Ms. KlingerI have lived in the Baltimore area my entire life. I have been with Baltimore County Public Schools since 2015 and have worked with students with special needs since the beginning. I graduated from Towson University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education. I have a variety of experiences ranging from Kindergarten, 1st grade, and high school. I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with students with disabilities and started out by teaching swimming lessons all through high school and college. I am so excited to be a part of the Timonium Elementary community and make a difference to my students and their families. In my free time I like to go to the beach, be with my family, and travel to different areas.

Rachel Sochurek

I was raised in Harford County and have lived Ms. Sochurekthere most of my life. Since I was very young, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I taught preschool in Harford County for a couple years then decided that I wanted to dedicate my career to working with children with special needs. I moved on to teaching for a BCPS literacy program that included ESOL students and children with special needs. Shortly afterwards, I graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. In 2016, I started working at Timonium Elementary and absolutely love it!

Lora Rendulich-Klipper

Ms. RendulichI’ve been teaching in Intermediate CALS classroom at Timonium since the 1997-98 school year.  It’s been a fabulous learning experience to teach students with such diverse needs while keeping up with the latest research and strategies in the field of autism.  Of course, I’ve learned the most from my students over the years since each student has unique needs and learning styles.  I grew up in Western Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh (so please forgive my Steelers jerseys…it’s just in my blood).  I decided to become a teacher after working on a research project in education and a group home while working on my Bachelors in Science.  I then went on to receive my Special Education certification and Masters in Education at the University of Pittsburgh. I moved to Baltimore after accepting a teaching position at Duckworth School in Prince George’s County.  Since I enjoyed living in the Baltimore area, I decided to live and teach in Baltimore County and have been here ever since!  I couldn’t be happier with my decision to teach in such a supportive and wonderful school like Timonium Elementary!