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.
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 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 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!
Preschool 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.
Pre Kindergarten Teacher
REBECCA SELLMAN is our Pre Kindergarten Teacher. She enjoys working closely in her young adult ministry at her church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Her hobbies are reading, drawing, and playing video games. Rebecca obtained her 90 clock hour certificate in 2013 while pursuing her career in Education. While teaching here for four years her passion for Psychology and the clinical spectrum begin to grow, so she went on to McDaniel College and received her Bachelor's in social work, minoring in Sociology and Psychology. She has also been accepted in the Alpha Kappa Delta Society. She has worked closely with the other teachers and families to incorporate helpful developmental tools for the children. Rebecca hopes to continue growing and receive her Clinical License in Social Work. By doing she will have the ability to diagnose and treat children, adolescents with therapy and interventions who are experiencing various mental health conditions. Her long-term goal is to open her own private practice working with children, adolescents, and families.
Preschool and School Age Teacher
Pre-K Prep Teacher
PATRICIA KELLY teaches our Preschool Prep classroom. She was born in Oakland, California and lived in different countries and States with her father being in military. Patricia is the oldest of 3 siblings. She earn her Bachelors Degree in Organizational Behavior at the University of San Francisco. She belongs to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Largo, MD, teaches Cathechism and a member of Good Samaritan, an organization that helps children in need. She is a volunteer at St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church for their food pantry. In her down time she enjoy reading, jazzercise, going to museums, travelling and walking. Patricia loved teaching and being around with children. Patty is currently working on getting her 90 clock hours for Child Development.
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.
Pre K Prep and School Age Teacher
JADE FRIDELL teaches our Pre K Prep and School Age classroom. Ms. Jade holds her 90 clock hours for Child Development and 45 clock hours for School Age Program. Ms. Jade loves spending her free time with her nephew and her dog Pennydoodle.
Preschool Prep Teacher
MARY SMAW is our Preschool Prep Teacher. Mary has taught Middle School in Connecticut prior to moving here in Maryland. She also taught Bible Study for 4-5 years old at her church in Glenarden, Upper Marlboro. Mary is an active member of their church and volunteer with their outreach ministry, Women's Ministry and Wives Support Ministry. Ms. Mary just earned her certification for Child Development Program.
Preschool Prep Teacher
SARAH KREINER is our Teacher for the Preschool Prep and also school age class. Ms. Sarah is a graduate of South River High School.Ms. Sarah holds her 90 clock hour certification through her Child Development Program at South River High School. Ms. Sarah attends Anne Arundel Community College to study Pediatric Nursing and plan to join the RN program in Fall 2020.
School Age Teacher
Teacher Pre K Prep
MERRILY SUING is our School Age classroom teacher. Ms. Merrily is a graduate of South River High School. She attends Anne Arundel Community College to study Elementary Education and will further her studies in a University eventually. Ms. Merrily would like to teach Kindergarten or First Grade. She likes to read in her free time as well as spend time with her family. Ms. Merrily is earned her 90 clock hours for Child Development.
Sarah Roderick is our School Age Teacher. Ms. Sarah received her 90 clock hour certificate through the Child Development Program at South River High School. She also received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Frostburg State University in the spring of 2019. She plans to continue her education by getting a Masters Degree in Literacy Education. Ms. Sarah's hobbies include reading and baking.
Alexandra Hockenberry is our Assistant Teacher here at CrossRoads. Ms. Lexi works in different classroom as a floater. She attends Penn State University. She enjoys working with children. Ms. Lexi is currently working on her Child Development certification.
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.
Carlton Burns is our School Age Teacher. He graduated and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Communication at Salisbury University. Mr. Carlton has been involved with youth program since 2012. He has work as an Assistant Teacher at Francisco Scott Key Elementary School in San Francisco, California . Mr. Carlton enjoys reading, creative writing, live music, traveling and exploring outdoors.