Ms. Kaitlin Cavanagh | Ms. Irena Hall | Ms. Laura Mars | Mr. Chris  Fidotta

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About Our Fifth Grade Teachers 

Mr. Chris Fidotta 

Hey Bullfrogs! I'm Chris Fidotta, this will be my 5th year at GSCES and 8th year in MCPS. I am originally from New York. I graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in Elementary Education. When I am not teaching I enjoy playing hockey, watching football, and spending time with family and friends.

Ms. Irena Hall 

Hi! I'm Irena Hall and I am thrilled to be teaching fifth grade at The Creek! This will be my third year at Great Seneca Creek ES and my seventh year teaching! I received my Bachelor's degree at University of South Florida. I am also certified in ESOL with a Gifted endorsement. I'm currently continuing my education by earning a Master's degree in Educational Leadership at Hood College. I previously taught at Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade during my career. My husband and I live in Clarksburg MD with my twin daughters, Jasmine & Hailey, and our son, Alex. When I am not at school I enjoy traveling, hiking, concerts, and spending time with my family.

Ms. Kaitlin Cavanagh

Hello! My name is Mrs. Kaitlin Cavanagh and this is my 8th year here at the Creek teaching fifth-grade mathematics. I graduated college from Salisbury University with a degree in Elementary Education and from Hood College with a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. When I am not teaching, I love traveling, staying active, and spending time with my family, friends and my dog, Woody. I am excited for another wonderful year with our Bullfrogs!

Ms. Laura Mars

Hi, Everyone! I'm Ms. Laura Mars and this is my 8th year teaching, but my 1st year here at the Creek! I received my bachelor's in Elementary Education from Salisbury University and my master's in Education, Leadership, and Change from Antioch University in LA. I 've been so lucky to have taught in Maryland, California, New Zealand, and Benin! As you can probably tell, I love traveling. My other hobbies include hiking, crocheting/knitting, and baking. I'm so excited to join the Creek family and am looking forward to an excellent school year together.