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Department of Certification and Staffing

Mr. Travis J. Wiebe, Director

Mrs. Maggie A. Jones, Coordinator
Mr. Tomas Rivera-Figueroa, Supervisor
Ella M. Jennings, Administrative Secretary III

45 W. Gude Drive, Suite 1100
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-279-3278
Fax: 301-517-5830

Need more information?

Our staff members in the Department of Certification and Staffing are happy to help you, below are the clusters they serve. Use the directory below or e-mail We look forward to hearing from you!

Teacher Staffing Team

Meredith Benning, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistant: Jessica Bryant

Clusters: Magruder, Springbrook, Walter Johnson


Katrina Brown, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistant: Maria Hawkins  

Clusters: Kennedy, Poolesville, Special Schools


Elizabeth (Grace) Chesney, Staffing Coordinator

  • Staffing Assistant: Matthew Diaz

Clusters: Churchill, Northwest, Richard Montgomery, Seneca Valley


Carolina Garcia-Ablanque, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistant: Nancy Kim

Clusters: Clarksburg, Paint Branch, Sherwood, Watkins Mill


Cinthea Neuheisel, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistant: Jessica Bryant

Clusters: Gaithersburg, Northwood, Wheaton, Wootton


Matthew Parker, Staffing Coordinator

  • Staffing Assistant: Venessa Figueira

Clusters: Blair, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Damascus, Rockville


Robert Watson, Staffing Coordinator

  •  Staffing Assistant: Venessa Figueira  

Clusters: Blake, Einstein, Quince Orchard, Walt Whitman

Supporting Services Staffing Team

Staffing Assistants: Yasamin Minayar, Mineva Strong

Phone: 301-279-3940


Karla Flores, Staffing Specialist

Clusters: Gaithersburg, Wheaton, Wootton, Special Schools


Wendy Grenidge, Staffing Specialist

Clusters: Blair, Einstein, Kennedy, Northwood, Poolesville


Maria Pineda, Staffing Specialist

Clusters: Churchill, Magruder, Richard Montgomery, Rockville 


Gina McEwen, Staffing Specialist

Clusters: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Northwest, Seneca Valley, Walter Johnson


Cherie (Tutti) Tessier, Staffing Specialist

Clusters: Clarksburg, Damascus, Quince Orchard, Watkins Mill


Rachel Shin, Staffing Specialist

Clusters: Blake, Paint Branch, Sherwood, Springbrook, Walt Whitman

Administrator Staffing

15 W. Gude Drive, Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-315-7390

Jason McCoy, Coordinator Staffing: Principal, Assistant Principal, Principal Intern, Assistant School Administrator, School Business Administrator


Bus Operators and Attendents: 301-548-4999

Substitute teaching questions:  301-279-3280 

Certification Requirements/Praxis Information:  Contact the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) 410-767-0412 

Benefits/Payroll Questions:  Contact the Employee and Retiree Service Center
(ERSC) 301-517-8100 

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