President - Mrs. Ana Peters

Ana Peters is our President for the 2021-2022 school year. A native of Colorado, Ana has lived in the DMV area for ten years and recently retired from the U.S. Courts as a Judicial Assistant to a U.S. Circuit Judge. Since then, she has jumped head-first into volunteering for both Crofton Nursery School for her son, Everett (4s), and as President of the Crofton Elementary School Parent Teacher Association for her daughter, Carmen. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Colorado State University, a Master’s in Legal Administration from the University of Denver, and over 12 years of experience in appellate case management, Ana brings detailed organizational and documentation skills to CNS. In her free time, Ana enjoys taking Pure Barre classes, crafting, and usually will have a Bravo show or true crime podcast playing in the background.


Four's Teacher - Mrs. Catherine Scott-Kem

Catherine began her tenure as the 3’s teacher at Crofton Nursery School in 1992. In 2007, she took on the role as our 4’s teacher. She holds a degree in Recreation Management and continued education in Early Childhood Education. She has a great passion and love for teaching and working with children and their families. Her family has lived in the Annapolis area for many years and is originally from Minnesota. She is the proud mother of two grown children.

Catherine has also been a sponsor Mom for midshipmen at the Naval Academy since 1995. Since she was a teenager, she has worked with children in a variety of recreational and early childhood programs. She has coached swimming at the U.S. Naval Academy for the past 18 years. Catherine spends her summers teaching swim lessons, often for CNS families. Her hobbies include (when she has time!) golf, skiing, and walking her two dogs; Pete, an 10-year-old Golden Retriever and Cody, a 5-year-old brown Newfoundland.


Three's Teacher - Mrs. Tara Johnson

Tara has been with Crofton Nursery School since 2011, when she started as a co-op parent. She served as CNS President for 2 years in 2014-2016 and started teaching the 3’s classes in 2018. Tara is a 2001 graduate of the University of Hawaii and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English. She left Hawaii for Maryland 10 years ago and took time off to be home with her two girls, Katie (10) and Natalie (7). Tara spent the past 2 years working in Elementary Education, specifically working with the Special Education department at Millersville Elementary.

Tara lives in Crownsville with her husband, Ken, two girls, two cats, one guinea pig and eight chickens. In her free (!) time, you’ll probably find Tara at the horse barn where Katie and Natalie ride competitively.

Current Board


Our Officers are elected each year from and by the active membership. The Officers include the President, First Vice-President of Health & Safety, Second Vice-President of Membership, Secretary and Treasurer. The chairpersons are then appointed by the officers.

Board Officers

Ana Peters, President

Keiko Fukasawa, 1st VP of Health & Safety + Licensing

Celeste Kozlovsky, 2nd VP of Membership

Abby Hailey, Secretary

Lauren & Stephen Herman, Treasurer

Jody Balter, Assistant Treasurer