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Welcome to Churchville Elementary School

Churchville Elementary is built on a rich foundation of history. For over 80 years, Churchville has been serving the community and generations of families. In 1932, the building first opened its doors and arms to students and families. The building originally opened as the Churchville Consolidated School, collecting students from one and two room school houses in the Churchville area. Throughout the years, the building has undergone additions and renovations which only added to its character. During these changes, the building maintained it original charm, but also the warm welcoming environment that is its hallmark.

Churchville is home of the, “Champion Chargers.” The teachers and staff work hand and hand with parents to support students. The mission of Churchville Elementary is, “Charging Towards Excellence.”   Teachers are critical to our mission as they work each day to make it a reality in every classroom ensuring that all students are college and career ready. They are passionate about student success and use a variety of strategies and resources to achieve their goals. Students have access to the latest technology to help them succeed in the twenty first century. Many different teams share the responsibility for monitoring and improving student progress while maintaining a safe, nurturing learning environment. It is no wonder students not only perform well on various state and county assessments, but also are warm, caring citizens

Churchville is grateful for the strong community and family based partnerships that support our entire staff. Students benefit from an extensive volunteer program, a highly active Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and a broad base of business and community partnerships.

We are proud of our heritage and achievements at Churchville Elementary School! Go CHARGERS!

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  Summer Hours:  Beginning June 20,  Mondays thru Thursdays 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Ms. Ashley Gereli announced as
HCPS Teacher of the Year for 2021-2022. 


Ashley Gereli, Special Education teacher at Churchville Elementary School with six years of teaching experience, was named the 2022 Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement at the 28th Annual Harford County Teacher of the Year event. This year, the virtual event included approximately 300 invited guests and was open to all community members to join in the celebration.


Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sean Bulson made the announcement Tuesday evening to guests from all over the county, including elected officials, school administrators, educators, students, family, friends, and community sponsors.


“This event provides an opportunity for the Harford County community to come together, to celebrate the teaching profession,” said Dr. Bulson. “We shine the spotlight on five outstanding finalists. Listening to their students share what makes them special is one of the highlights of the evening and truly a gift for each educator, as well as for each of us in attendance. Ms. Gereli illustrates the effect building relationships and creating a supportive environment has on encouraging and supporting students. I hope you follow Ms. Gereli’s blog on our website through the upcoming year, and I’m honored to announce Ms. Gereli as Harford County’s 2022 Teacher of the Year.”


Ms. Gereli completed the Teaching Academy of Maryland Program at C. Milton Wright High in 2012. She attended Harford Community College to study Elementary Education, Special Education, and Psychology, earning her Associate of Arts in 2014. Ms. Gereli completed her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education at Towson University in 2016. Currently, she is pursuing her graduate studies in Transformational Educational Leadership (M.A.) at Towson University. Ms. Gereli was nominated by the Barberry family.


“Ms. Gereli should be recognized as the 2022 Harford County Teacher of the Year because she integrates special education students alongside their typical peers so that everyone feels welcome and included. Her presence helps all the students, no matter how they learn,” said nominator Robyn Barberry. “Ms. Gereli isn’t just giving students an education; she is preparing them for a meaningful life. Not only that, she is educating our family on how to be there every step of the way for our child, just as she has been there for us.”


Enthusiastic support for her nomination came from Ms. Lisa Minutoli, principal of Churchville Elementary School.

“If you know Ms. Gereli, you love her! She is an inspiration to all that know her. She is an incredible human being that brings out the absolute best in every student she interacts with. Humility is one of her strengths and she is truly deserving of this award because she is every student’s advocate! Her passion, positivity, and dedication is contagious. We truly appreciate all that Ms. Gereli does for our students, families, staff and community!”


As the Harford County Teacher of the Year, Ms. Gereli received a free lease of a brand new 2022 Nissan Rogue for one year courtesy of Jones Junction; a Dell laptop; and a watch from Saxon’s Diamond Centers. In addition, she was awarded multiple gift certificates; local merchant gift cards; and $1,000 from HAR-CO Credit Union, which was provided to all five finalists.


Ms. Gereli will now compete for the title of Maryland Teacher of the Year to represent teachers across the state as an education spokesperson. We anticipate the state winner will be announced at the Maryland Teacher of the Year Event in October.



School Data

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (through August 19, 2022):
Monday through Thursday
7:00 a.m.-5 p.m.


Lisa M. Minutoli, Principal
Bobby Potestio, Assistant Principal

Facts & Figures
Facility Opened: 1931
Additions/Renovations:  1953, 1962, 1968, 1993, 1998 
School Capacity:  388
Total Enrollment:  393 (2018)
Classroom Teachers:  24 (2019)

Demographics & Assessments
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) provides school-by-school information on demographics and assessments on www.mdreportcard.org. This site is updated annually as data becomes available.

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