2017-18 Teaching Staff

Two year-old program

Teacher - Kimberly Zeller
Kimberly holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Carroll Community College. She has also completed the 90 clock hour certification to be senior staff in a childcare facility, and the 45 clock hour certification to be senior staff in an infant and toddler classroom. While still in high school, Kimberly took childcare classes, and taught at the schools on-site Early Childhood Learning Center. She has worked with infants, toddlers, pre-school aged, and school aged children. She has over 20 years of teaching experience.   Kimberly enjoys her work with children! She has been working at St. Thomas Parish Day School since 2012. When she’s not at work, she spends her time with her husband, 2 children, friends, and many pets. Kimberly likes to take her family hiking, biking, camping, swimming, and anywhere that they can enjoy being outdoors! She also likes visiting art museums, wildlife parks, the aquarium, and historic sights. Kimberly is an active volunteer at her children’s schools, and participates in “Jumprope for Heart”, and “The Linus Club”, where she helps the students make blankets for children who are hospitalized. She also attends her children’s field trips, and helps their teachers with classroom duties. Kim is also the classroom assistant in the 3s class.   

Classroom Aide - Jamie Widerman

Jamie earned a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Stevenson University and a Masters of Education in Math from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She taught for Baltimore County Public Schools for nine years before becoming a stay at home mom to identical twin boys. Jamie played four years of college softball and currently coaches the varsity softball team at Franklin High School in Reisterstown. She lives in Owings Mills with her husband Brett, sons Declan and Benjamin, and two shiba inus.

Three year-old program

Teacher - Teacher Liason - Sue Copenhaver

Sue received her Early Childhood Teaching Certification through First Connection.  She has been working with children from a young age.  Before having children, Sue was a nanny first to a child with severe autism and then to newborn twins.  After the birth of her first child she became a stay at home mom. As her child was getting ready to head off to school, a spot opened up for her to work as an aide at St. Thomas. Sue has been teaching at St. Thomas since 2003.  In addition to teaching the 3’s class, she has been a teacher’s aide, kindergarten assistant and is currently the Lead Teacher at St. Thomas.  In addition to teaching at St. Thomas, she has been working as a substitute teacher at the local elementary school since 2005.  In her spare time, Sue enjoys spending time with her family, serving on her children’s team parents organization, cheering on her children’s sport teams, shopping with friends and traveling.

Classroom Aide - Kimberly Zeller

Four year-old program

Teacher - Lisa Lemken Lebow

Lisa graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  She worked as an accountant in the Washington, DC area for a CPA firm and a government contractor. In 1995 she returned to her hometown of Baltimore and started teaching at Hunt's School after the birth of her son in 2000.  While at Hunt's school she taught the 2's and 3's class.  Lisa came to St. Thomas in 2008 where she is our 4s teacher.   Lisa was a scholarship tennis player in college, and enjoys sports of all kinds. She also loves cooking and spending time with her husband, son, and friends. Lisa has an identical twin sister and was born on Leap Year.

Classroom Aide - Shannon Clements

Shannon is a Reisterstown native who studied Architecture before receiving her Associate of Interior Design degree.  She has spent the last 20 years working in the design and administrative sides of the construction industry.

Shannon lives in Finksburg with her husband, her 2 daughters and her fur baby Blue.  She fills her time with her family and friends, supporting her youngest at dance recitals and being the loudest mom at her oldest daughter's softball & soccer games.