Resource Staff

Resource Staff

STAT Teacher: Mrs. Jacobs: [email protected]

Norma Jacobs began her career as an educator with Baltimore County Public Schools, after receiving her Masters of Arts in Teaching degree, from Coppin State University in 1998.  Her first assignment was at Winfield Elementary School, where she taught 2nd grade for 3 years and 5th grade for 4 years.  At the beginning of her 8th year, Norma helped open Woodholme Elementary School where she was a departmentalized 4th grade teacher of Gifted & Talented students in English Language Arts for 13 years. Before ending her time in the classroom at Hebbville Elementary, Norma taught 5th grade for 1 year.  Norma's gift for working with new teachers and staff throughout her career led her to become a Staff Development Teacher in 2016.  The best part of this transition was her return to where her BCPS career began, Winfield Elementary School.  She has now been sharing her repertoire of skills with the staff and students for the last 9 years.

Reading Resource: Ms. Neal: [email protected]

Chimère graduated from Bowie State University with a degree in English Literature. She then attended University of Maryland Baltimore County's School to University (STU) program, interning for a year in Baltimore City Public Schools and graduating with a master's degree in Instructional Systems Development. She worked in Baltimore City Public School System for one year in fourth grade before beginning in Baltimore County Public Schools at Winfield Elementary team-teaching ELA in third grade, then teaching second grade for a number of years. She then became the School Library Media Specialist, attending Towson University during this time, earning a master's degree in Instructional Technology with a concentration in School Library Media.

Chimère transferred to the school library at Wellwood International School (a French immersion magnet school at the time), supporting students through the curation and maintenance of English and French library materials and content before starting a position as a Library Media Resource Teacher in BCPS central offices.  In this position, she served as an instructional coach, wrote Library Media curriculum and led curriculum teams as well as designed and facilitated professional learning opportunities for Library Media Specialists, central office curriculum staff, and BCPS school stakeholders in digital content and databases, Open Educational Resources and copyright. After reorganization and staffing cuts in central office, Chimère returned to Winfield as a Reading Resource Teacher, working with Advanced Academics students, and now serves as an ELA instructional coach, providing professional learning to ELA teachers as well as working with small groups of students in intermediate grades. 

Math Resource: Dr. Trofort: [email protected]

Michelle Trofort earned a B.A. in Mathematics Education from Western New England College. She also earned an M.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. in Education from Walden University.  When she was a teacher, she taught middle school math for thirteen years. She has also worked as a math resource teacher for thirteen in two different elementary schools.  She worked for one year as virtual middle school teacher in 2003, writing curriculum and teaching students who lived in Colorado.

In her current role, she supports instruction at Winfield by providing professional development, coaching, and in classroom support. Her research interests are as follows: mathematics teaching and learning, student achievement, school improvement, retention, and brain-based learning. 

Math Resource: Mr. Schilling : 
[email protected]

York College of PA - El. Ed.
Notre Dame of MD - Leadership in Teaching:  Elem. Mathematics
Hernwood ES - 5th and 3rd
Battle Grove ES / Winand ES - 5th
Woodmoor ES - Math Resource Pre K-5

Member of the ILT (Instructional Leadership Team)

ESOL: Ms. Balogun: [email protected]

  • B.SC. Education University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • M.BA ( University of Lagos , Nigeria
  • 10 years teaching and school administration experience in Nigeria
  • Post Graduate Masters in Teaching ESOL (MATESOL) :Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • 12 years teaching experience with Baltimore County Public Schools
  • 6th year ESOL Teacher @ Winfield Elementary School

Korede graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a Bachelor's  in Education and a Master's in Business Administration. Her teaching career  started as a middle/ high school Science teacher in Nigeria, after which she diverted into Kindergarten and Elementary school teaching for about 5 years before she attained the position of a  head teacher/ principal.
However, her career as a teacher in the United States started in 2011 as a substitute teacher ( all grades) with the Baltimore County Public Schools. This continued for a period of about 7 years before she joined the Winfield Elementary School  family as the full-time ESOL teacher in 2018, a position she holds till date.

As a life-long learner, Ms. Kay believes that learning should never stop, and people should keep trying to improve themselves. In her commitment to learning, Ms. Kay currently has a Master's degree in Teaching ESOL (MATESOL) from the Notre dame University of Maryland and is working on a program in Urban Educational Leadership at the Morgan State University.

In her spare time, Ms. Kay loves travelling, reading, watching movies and interacting with people. 

Reading Specialist: Mrs. Rey: 
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  • Brianna Rey graduated from Towson University with a degree in Elementary Education.
  • She has been at Winfield for 9 years now teaching both fourth and first grade.
  • She taught first grade for 6 years.
  • While teaching, she earned her master's degree in Reading Specialist.
  • She is currently the Reading Specialist here at Winfield.  


Mrs. Banks:  Community School Facilitator: [email protected]

  •  B.S., Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University)
  • M.A. Nonprofit Management, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Post Baccalaureate Certification in Administration and Supervision, Towson University
  • Beginning my 24th year in Education
  • 20 years teaching in Baltimore County Public Schools (7 years as Department Chair and Magnet Coordinator)
  •  1 year teaching in Baltimore City Public Schools and 2 years as a
  • Teacher Specialist in Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • Community School Facilitator at Winfield Elementary School 


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