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CrossRoads is a year round developmental child care program for Preschool through School Age children, ages 2 years to 15 years in the historic CrossRoads community of Davidsonville, Maryland.

Meet Our Teachers

The members of our teaching team are both professional and supportive of Christian values. 
They strive to create a loving, enriched atmosphere for children and to personify religious principles in their relationships with children.
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Our teachers strive to provide a welcoming environment where children learn and grow through hands-on exploration.  Learning is accomplished through a combination of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities.  The whole child is nurtured through the use of individually appropriate activities, materials and equipment.  It is important that time is taken to observe and to get to know each child in order to respond to individual needs.  This is accomplished by providing appropriately challenging activities, allowing the children to feel good about themselves and to get along well with others. 

  Marilyn Lindskold

Director

MARILYN LINDSKOLD is the  director at CrossRoads. Marilyn holds her Bachelors Degree, which she earned in the Philippines. Marilyn has been teaching our Pre Kindergarten Class for more than 12 years before she became the new director of CrossRoads. She also holds both her 90 hour Early Childhood Education Certificate and her 45 hour School Age Certificate! She loves working with children of all ages and prior to working at CrossRoads, she was both an Assistant Director and Director for another center! Marilyn has two children of her own and both are CrossRoads graduate! Marilyn loves to play the guitar with her daughter who plays violin. She also enjoys photography, crafts related to nautical theme , art, interior designing and landscaping.

Patricia Sellman

Assistant Director

PATRICIA SELLMAN is the Assistant Director. Ms. Patricia has been married for 20 years and has 2 children and 2 granddaughters. She is a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and has been a member for over 30 years. She enjoys singing with the church choir and working with the youth. Ms. Patricia’s hobbies include: reading, serving in the community and most importantly, spending time with her family!

  Barbara Stecher

   Preschool Prep Teacher

   Sarah Kreiner

     Preschool Prep Teacher

  Winsome McKenzie

Pre-K Prep Teacher

BARBARA STECHER teaches in  our preschool prep classroom. She was born in Wisconsin and graduated from Wisconsin State University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Barbara taught in Illinios, Okinawa, Japan, Wisconsin, Rockville, Maryland and Virginia. She has three grown daughters and two grandchildren. Barbara has lived in Davidsonville since 1985 and been a member of Davidsonville United Methodist Church for 27 years. She has been with CrossRoads since we opened in August 2007! Her hobbies include: traveling, gardening and cross stitching.

WINSOME MCKENZIE teaches in our Preschool classroom. She was born in 1950 on an island called Jamaica, She grew up in an orphanage where she was taught love and respect. She was raised by a nurse and wanted to be one, She is very proactive child and had made a lot of friends.  Her first job was working in a preschool and was married and a mother of eight children and sixteen grandchildren. Winsome loved her family. Winsome attended Sam Sharpe Teacher's College and earned her diploma in Primary Education and she also earned her degree in Primary Education at Northern Caribbean University. She loved pink and lime green and enjoys reading. She also love meeting and interacting with people of different ethnic background.

SARAH KREINER is our Teacher for the Preschool Prep. Ms. Sarah is a graduate of South River High School and currently attending Anne Arundel Community College to study Pediatric Nursing. Ms. Sarah holds her 90 clock hour certification through her Child Development Program at South River High School. She has join the RN program at Anne Arundel Community College.

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Carlene Holley

Teacher Pre K Prep

Carlene Holley is our  Pre K Prep Teacher.  Ms. Carlene came from Jamaica and a relative of our very own Ms. Winsome.  She has attended St. Joseph's Teacher College and The University of the West Indias and earned her Degree in Teaching.  She has taught for Preschool to 4th Grade for over 30 years.  She is passionate about teaching children and help them grow.

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Janet Schmidt

Preschool Prep  Teacher

Ilean Cook

School Age Teacher

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Tiffany Lee Porter

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Esa Rudder

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Janet Schmidt is one of teacher in our Preschool Prep class.

Ms. Janet has worked at the Department of Agriculture for the past 30 years and retired.  She has her 90 clock  hours for Child Development and an Assistant Lead Teacher in our Preschool Prep class.  She attends Friendship United Methodist Church.

Ilean Cook  is our School Age Teacher.  Ms. Ilean is a retired Federal Government employee.  She also worked at Clinton Christian School, Rock Creek Christian Academy and Prince George's School. Ms. Ilean loves to travel and has been to many places . She is also an active member of her church. Ms. Ilean earned her 45 clock hours for School Age program.

Tiffany Porter is our Assistant Teacher  for our Preschool Prep.  She is currently attending Bowie State University.  She loves working with young children and wanted to be a Pediatrician someday.  

Esa Rudder is our Assistant Teacher in our Pre Kindergarten Class.  She is currently attending school who is studying to one day become an English Professor. She just recently joined our team and honored to be able to embark this journey with us.  She love working with children and believe that they are the future of the world!

Jordan Whittington

School Age Asst. Teacher

Jordan Whittington  is our School Age Assistant teacher.  Mr. Jordan has been working for us every summer as our Summer Substitute. He is currently studying at Towson University to become an IT.

Leah Jamison

Assistant Teacher Preschool

Leah Jamison is our Assistant Teacher in our Pre K Prep class. Ms. Leah is a graduate of "Bible Faith Global University" class of 2021.  She also hold a diploma of Practical Theology and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling. Her philosophy in life is to "Live and Love God-Live and Love Others."  Ms. Leah wants to become both a Christian Counselor and Guidance Counselor

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