Rita Dai Wang

Director

B.S. in Psychology from Harvard University and Master's Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Rita has had 9 years of teaching experience in first, second, and third grade in Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia. She has her National Board Certification in Early Childhood Education. In addition, she is an active volunteer in her children’s schools and home-schools her kids in Mandarin Chinese. Prior to becoming Director, Rita taught the 2, 3, and 4 year old class at St. Peter's for 6 years.

Meet Our Teachers

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Jennifer Apahnis

4 Year Old Teacher

BA in Sociology and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. With nearly 20 years of experience with young children, Jen has worked as a paraeducator, taught first grade and preschool, substituted, directed summer camps, and worked with children exhibiting all levels of ability. She was the previous 4's teacher and director at St. Peter's and can hardly contain her enthusiasm to be back in the classroom leading the 4's again with Ms. Brenda! Jen is the Program Director and Lead Teacher for I'm the Chef Too! in her free time. She loves to garden, get creative, exercise, and spend time with her family.

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Christine Gemi
2 Year Old Teacher

After spending her first two years of college at Mount Saint Mary's University, Christine transferred and obtained her B.S. in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo and her Master's Degree in General and Special
Education from LeMoyne College. Christine has nine years of teaching experience in Kindergarten through 5th grade
in HCPSS and 1 year in BCPSS. She has her Administrator 1 Certification for Supervision in Instruction from McDaniel College. Christine has two children, Avery and Sydney.  Sydney attended 4 years at St. Peter's Preschool.  Both of
her children now attend elementary school in HCPSS.

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Melissa Kahl
3 Year Old Teacher Aide

Melissa, a native Long Islander, has a BA in Sociology and a Masters in Teaching from Towson University. She comes to St. Peter’s with years of experience teaching in a non-public school setting, most recently teaching as a special educator in Baltimore County Public Schools. She lives in Catonsville with her husband and three kids, all of whom attended/currently attend St. Peter’s. She loves the beach,
reading, and running.

Annie Hau-Chen
3 Year Old Teacher

B.A. Business Management. Annie has worked as a volunteer and served on the Board of Directors at a co-op nursery school in Columbia, MD.  She also serves on the PTA Board of Directors at Bushy Park Elementary School and is an active volunteer in the community. Annie speaks Mandarin Chinese and English. She and her family live in Woodbine, MD.

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Lynn Elliot
2 Year Old Teacher Aide

B.A. from Connecticut College and Master’s in Social Work from the University of Chicago.  Lynn has been working with children and families for over 20 years in Chicago, Washington DC, and Baltimore.  Her daughter attended St Peter’s for 3 years, during which time she was able to volunteer at the school. Lynn is thrilled about the opportunity to be here on a more consistent basis.Lynn enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and spending time with family and friends. 

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Brenda Culp

4 Year Old Teacher Aide

Brenda has been affiliated with St. Peter's since 1995, with 2 of her 3 children attending school here. She initially volunteered in the preschool and became an official Teacher Aide in the 2's and 3's classes in 1997. She currently works with the 4 year olds and loves it because she is always learning something new from them!

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Mina Uhl

Volunteer

Ms. Mina is a treasured volunteer at St. Peter’s. She has been volunteering at the school since 2000. She is a retired pediatric nurse practitioner and a member of St. Peter's Church. Ms. Mina helps comfort children who are sad or hurt. She is an all around wonderful surrogate grandma as well as a helping hand to the teachers. We are blessed to have her!