Art, Music, and Drama
Mr. Raymond Chaney, Band and Orchestra - email
Mr. Chaney has been teaching at Briggs Chaney Middle School for fourteen years. Before coming to BCMS, Mr. Chaney was a high school band director in Washington County, Maryland for eight years. Mr. Chaney earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Shepherd University, and a Master of Music Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Bands and orchestras have consistently received high ratings at district and state music festivals under Mr. Chaney's direction. Many of his students have been selected into honors and all-state ensembles, and several have become music performers and educators themselves.
Ms. Megan Fitzharris, Choral Director - email
This will be Megan Fitzharris's eighteenth year teaching middle school choral music. Prior to coming to Briggs Chaney MS. three years ago, she taught in public schools in Massachusetts and at the Maret School in Washington, D.C. Ensembles under her direction have received the highest awards given at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association festivals, the Great East Festival, and Music in the Parks Festival. Her middle school choruses have been selected to perform at the White House, the Massachusetts MEA All State Conference, and Symphony Hall in Boston as well as other venues. Ms. Fitzharris received her Bachelors of Arts in Music from Salisbury University and her Masters of Music Education from Gordon College in Massachusetts. She is the Middle School/Junior High Repertoire and Resource Chair of the MD/DC Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Ms. Hannah Hartman, Drama - email
I am Ms. Hartman and this is my seventh year at Briggs Chaney. I currently teach English 6 and Awareness of Language and Culture. My idea of a perfect day includes snow, plenty of good books, and lots of coffee! While my favorite books are constantly changing, some of my recent favorites include The War that Saved My Life, When Friendship Followed Me Home, and Mockingbird. I live in Columbia with my two remarkably fluffy cats, Calvin and Hobbes.
Mr. Tyler Rosenberger, Art - email
My name is Tyler Rosenberger and I am the art teacher here at Briggs Chaney Middle School. Before I was at Briggs Chaney, I taught art for 2-4 year olds, pre-school, elementary school, middle school, & high school. At the high school level I even got to teach 3 different photography classes (film & digital). I earned my bachelor's degree in two majors; Art Education & Visual Arts. My goal is to create a positive, productive, & safe environment for your child to learn how to use their voice to express themselves through art & respect the voices of others.