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

Rebecca Farrier

2 & 3 Year Old Teacher

Rebecca has been working with children for 17 years in England, Georgia, Hawaii, and Maryland from ages 6 weeks to 17 years old.  She joined the St. Peters family when her daughter attended two years ago. She has received extensive training from the State of Maryland (receiving her Certificate in Preschool Curriculum and Early Childhood Development) and the US Government.

Lynn Elliot
2 & 3 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. 

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!

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.

Annie Hau-Chen

2 & 3 Year Old Teacher Aide

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.

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!

St. Peter's Episcopal School
3695 Rogers Avenue.

Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410-461-7283
director@stpeterspreschool.org

License #: 162696

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