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Meet our International Baccalaureate Team!


 Melissa Banister Melissa Banister, IB Resource Teacher
mbanister@bcps.org
Kimberley Harris-Simms Kimberley Harris-Simms, IB Resource Teacher
kharrissimms@bcps.org
Chanell Owens

Chanell Owens Johnson, Magnet Coordinator 

cowens2@bcps.org
I am a Baltimore native who attended Wellwood Elementary and Pikesville Middle schools before graduating from Randallstown High School. I graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. I continued my passion for learning by receiving my master’s degree in Physics from Loyola University.

I began my teaching career in 1998 at Owings Mills High School as a chemistry and physics teacher. I joined the New Town family in 2005 and served as the science department chairperson. My current role is Magnet Coordinator. I am excited to explore the opportunities of our International Studies Magnet Program and academic achievements of our magnet students.

I like to travel and explore new places. I spend my summers in Spanish speaking countries sharpening my bilingual language skills. My husband and I are the proud parents of 4 amazing children.