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Our Staff

Our teachers and staff members are enthusiastic about children and teaching! The interaction between children and adults is positive, warm and nurturing, with lots of attention to each child's needs. We find that our teachers are happy here, with many of our staff remaining for a number of years.
Lisa Buchy,

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the owner of both A Child’s Garden and Wee Lad & Lassie Early Learning Center beginning in 1985. I am especially proud of the program's Level 5 rating in MD EXCELS which is evidence of dedication to high quality early childhood education and care. Our guiding philosophy is to meet the needs of each child and family through the application of best practices in early education and knowledge of child development.


I completed my undergraduate education at Penn State University in Biology with an Early Childhood Education minor, followed by a Masters in Early Childhood Education at Towson University.  In 2016 I earned my doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in Education with a specialization in Entrepreneurial Leadership. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to support our staff as they prepare young children for success in school and in life!

Lindsay Dumbrowsky, Toddler Lead Teacher

I am so happy to be part of the wonderful team here at A Child’s Garden! I come with several years’ experience and have enjoyed my time as an Infant teacher, toddler teacher, and two’s teacher. I am Infant/Toddler and Preschool teacher certified and will be in our Toddler/2’s class as well as leading our afternoon extended care program.

Maddi Adams, Toddler Assistant Teacher 

It has been really rewarding being here at A Child’s Garden! I was working with special ed in public elementary schools before this, and I am looking forward to learning more and continuing my education in Childcare! I love being crafty, baking, and being outdoors! I’ve lived in Maryland my whole life! And I cannot wait to watch your children grow into little humans! “ 

Mariah Mister, Two's Lead Teacher

I find so much joy working with two- year-olds. I love watching each child grow and being there to help them along the way.  I am so glad to be part of A Child's Garden. 

Lexi Fleshman, Two's Assistant Teacher 

I am still in my initial years of education in Early Childhood Development. I look forward to growing in my career and helping 2 year-olds be amazing students. I love getting to know the students in my class and hearing about their out of school hobbies. Some of my hobbies include dog training and boating.

Grace Johnson, Director/Three's Lead Teacher

I began teaching at A Child's Garden in 2021.  I recently joined the administrative team as the program director. I graduated from Loyola University with a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2018. I have lived in Severna Park my whole life, so I love being able to work in this awesome community! I've worked with children for most of my life.  I've been a nanny, interned in an elementary school,  a camp counselor and more! I love spending time with my family and friends, cooking and traveling. My favorite thing is to see children come into their own personalities. I look forward to meeting your children and watching them grow and learn.!

Zoey Groves, Two's Lead Teacher

I worked in the twos class this past year and look forward to leading the class this year! I have enjoyed my time in the early childhood education field and look forward to the years ahead.

Maranda Groves, Two's Assistant Teacher 

I enjoy working in the young 2's class. Getting to watch them grow and accomplish their goals is truly rewarding.

Tracy Deckman, Three's Assistant Teacher

I have always loved working with children and I am so grateful to be part of the team at A Child's Garden.  I love being able to learn every child's name and spending a little bit of time with each one of them.  I was born and raised in this area and I'm so happy to be back in Annapolis with my husband and three dogs.  


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