Perry Hall Children’s Center is fortunate to have two very talented and passionate teachers guiding our classrooms.



Lucy Elder is our preschool director and continues to be the teacher for the 4 year old class. She has a teaching degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University and a Master’s Degree in Reading from Johns Hopkins University.

She has been teaching at PHCC for 20 years. She is an attentive, caring, and structured teacher, who is focused on preparing our students for kindergarten, while allowing them to learn through play.

Lucy Elder




Chrissy McHugh is excited to be teaching her second year as the 3’s teacher! She and her husband both attended PHCC. The McHugh’s sons, Jack (9) Charlie (6) are PHCC graduates. Ben (3) is attending the 3PM class this year.

Mrs. McHugh has her degree from The College of Notre Dame of MD in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Her Master’s Degree is from Towson University in School Library Media and Technology.

Chrissy’s many teaching experiences through HCPS, BCPS and Gymboree Play and Music Program have prepared her to help your children learn through play and provide your children with a variety of learning experiences. She is truly honored to be your child’s first school teacher!

Chrissy McHugh