Meet the Resource Teachers

Anne Matov

I grew up in Erial, New Jersey. I received Mrs. Matova Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, and American Studies from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I later earned my Master’s degree in Reading from Towson University. Teaching has been a calling ever since I was very young.  I began my career as a special education teacher for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the Philadelphia School District. Four years later, I moved to Baltimore, where I continued teaching middle school students Reading and Language Arts at Pikesville Middle School.  This is my second year teaching at Timonium Elementary School as a Resource teacher. Last year, I had a wonderful school year, and I look forward to seeing my students again after the long summer break! I am married with one child. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, working out, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Christine Morrissey

Mrs. MorrisseyI grew up in Baltimore County.  I went to college at Cabrini University in Pennsylvania and received my B.S. in Special Education and Elementary Education.  I received my M.Ed. from Loyola University of Maryland in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Mathematics.  I started my teaching career in 2001 as a self-contained special education teacher.  I later went into an inclusion teacher role where I worked with intermediate students.  I then left special education to teach 5th grade for six years.  I am excited to return to special education field and work with the students and families of Timonium Elementary!  I am married and have a four year old daughter who keeps me busy!  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and going camping.

Christie Miller

It has always been my passion to create a Millerquality public school environment, where students feel safe, appropriately challenged, and they value learning.  I attended Penn State University to earn my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and had the unique experience of student teaching in Bognor Regis, England. I worked for Montgomery County Public Schools as a second-grade teacher in my hometown of Rockville, MD for four years, then decided to make the move to Baltimore County and start a family with my husband who was born and raised here.  We have two kids in BCPS, and we spend our weekends outside, exploring this beautiful area with them.

Teaching at Timonium has given me the opportunity to build on my instruction of reading at various levels within elementary school.  I taught fifth grade for four years, then made the jump to first grade for another four years. In 2017, I was grateful for the opportunity to move into the role of Reading Specialist after earning my Masters in Reading from Loyola University.

I love working in an environment with motivated educators who value collaboration and reflection.  The students here constantly push me to evaluate best practices and challenge me to think about literacy in new ways!

Diane Berry

Hello.  My name is Diane Berry and I Mrs. Berryam a Paraeducator here at Timonium.  I started working for Baltimore County Public Schools in 2006 as the Kindergarten Assistant at 7th District Elementary School (Yes, in the Hereford Zone. Loved those Hereford Zone closings!!).  In 2013, I was hired as a Paraeducator to work with students with special needs.  In 2015 I was transferred to Timonium Elementary and I have to say “This school has amazing children, parents and an energetic staff.”

I have 3 wonderful children (actually young adults) who are working towards their degrees in college. I like to stay busy and have several part time jobs and volunteer at an animal shelter.  I enjoy the beach, trying new recipes, going to church, spending time with loved ones and when I have time reading a good book.  I am so blessed to be here at Timonium and look forward to another school year. 

Grace Ju
I was born and raised in Maryland. I graduated Grace Jufrom Liberty University in VA. I am thankful and beyond blessed to work at Timonium Elementary School ever since 2012. I have worked within the General Education and CALS program. I love working with students of all ages, seeing them strive to do their best, helping each child reach their full potential and reaching their goals.

When not in the classrooms, I enjoy reading, baking, going to the beach, taking walks around the lake and going on adventures. From hiking to bungee jumping, indoor/ outdoor skydiving, and love spending time with my family also.  

Colleen Harle

Mrs. HarleI earned my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University and completed my Master’s of Education in Reading from Loyola University. I also received a certificate in Educational Technology Leadership from Johns Hopkins University.  I am a certified Reading Specialist which enables me to work with children from grades K to 12 but I truly enjoy working with our county’s youngest students.   I have a lifelong love of learning and I hope to pass this passion onto the children who I work with every year.

I have been teaching since 1994. Before starting here at Timonium, I worked at Battle Grove Elementary.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three daughters and when time allows, I enjoy knitting, sewing, and quilting.