Elizabeth Conlon joined the Young School in the summer of 2018. She comes to the school with 23 years of experience in the field of education. Her experiences include teaching in a Reggio inspired preschool, science department chair for an International Baccalaureate School, developing a preschool summer camp, writing curriculum for Baltimore County Public School and teaching and mentoring student teachers as an Adjunct faculty member and University Supervisor at Johns Hopkins University. Elizabeth graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in engineering, she also holds a Master of Arts in teaching from Johns Hopkins University. Her career quote is from teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe, “I touch the future, I teach.”
Besides education, Elizabeth’s other passions include the environment and nutrition. Born and raised in Towson, Maryland, she is active in a neighborhood book club, teaching church school and volunteering with the music programs at her children’s schools. Elizabeth and her husband have lived in Baltimore, Cleveland and Savannah and were thrilled to move back to Maryland. They live in the Annapolis area with their two children. They enjoy ballroom dancing, aeroponic gardening, family hiking adventures and spending time in Ocean City, Maryland.
Termika Patterson is the assistant head of school at the Young School’s Waugh Chapel location. She began working at the school more than 10 years ago and previously served as a cottage director.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, she and her husband are the parents of two daughters. Their journey together began when her husband’s military career took them to live in Germany for six years. Termika’s interest in early childhood development grew from raising her own daughters. She knew that the many changes brought about by moving to different places, along with her husband’s deployment, could have an emotional and social impact on young children. This awareness drew her to work in child development centers on military installations. Her heart and passion guided her to further her career in early childhood development, and today she strives to make a positive influence on the lives of children at the Young School.