About the Teachers


20160623_184558  Ms. Rhodes

This is my fourth year teaching in Prince George’s County Public Schools.  I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful school, Chesapeake Math and IT Elementary.   I graduated with my B.A. in Elementary Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University.  I am currently studying for my Master’s of Arts in Leadership in Teaching at Notre Dame of Maryland University.  I enjoy my family, watching football (Go Redskins!), shopping, cooking, and baking.


20170714_154149 Ms. Smiley

My name is Jasmine Smiley. I am from Rochester,NY born and raised. I moved to North Carolina in 2007 to attend the wonderful North Carolina A&T State University. AGGIE PRIDE! I obtained both my bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education as well as my Masters degree in Reading Education K-12. This will be my 6th year teaching but my 4th year with my first grade babies. I am new to the Maryland area and I am looking forward to seeing what the DMV area has to offer me. In my spare time I enjoy reading, movies, bowling, and football GO COWBOYS!! I am excited to have CMIT as my new school home and I cannot wait to see the students ROAR!


IMG_2229 Ms. Psyhojos

This will be my first year teaching in Prince George County Public Schools. I graduated from Loyola University Maryland with my degree in elementary education. I grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I am an avid Boston sports fan, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, and traveling. I’m so excited to be working with your children this school year!


IMG_0410 (1) Mr. Brillantes

Philippine School of Business Administration
B.S. Business Administration , Major in Management Information Systems


Color: Green
Food: Steak
Movie: Forrest Gump
Book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Favorite Song: September by Earth, Wind, and Fire

Hello. My name is Mr. Brillantes. This is my second year of teaching in CMIT and I’m really excited and happy to work with the technology-savvy 1st grade students. I worked with Information Technology companies mostly in sales, business development, and marketing. I love to teach to build knowledge to children and give them tools to be ready for a technology-filled future. I look forward to a very exciting, interesting, and fun-filled school year of 1st grade.