The White Marsh Rec. Dance Program’s staff includes the program's director, Jen Morris, two volunteer chairpersons, experienced lead instructors and assistant instructors, student volunteers, and substitutes.  For more information on the program's staff, please read below.

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White Marsh Rec. Dance

Director/Lead Instructor: Jen Morris

Jen Morris, who has been dancing with the White Marsh Recreation Council since she was 4 years old (1986), originally began her career as an instructor for Towson Recreation Council’s Stoneleigh Dance Program in 1999 (she continued with the Stoneleigh Dance Program until 2007), and later became an instructor for the Chapel Hill Dance Program in 2000. Then, in 2005, Jen became the director of the Chapel Hill Dance Program, which became the White Mars. Rec. Dance Program in 2009.  Jen has always enjoyed working with children, and her career in early childhood started at a young age.  During her high school and college years, Jen was employed by daycare center as an aide/group leader, and also babysat/nannied for friends and family.  Additionally, Jen has a degree in Early Childhood Education and worked  as a Kindergarten teacher for Sparks Elementary School, located in Baltimore County, from 2004-2007.  Jen was a stay-at-home mom from 2007 - 2022, and during this time also babysit for friends and family on a regular basis.  Then, in January 2022, Jen started substituting for Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool (Bel Air), and became a preschool teacher for the school in September 2022.  Finally, Jen volunteers as choreographer for Bel Air High School's Drama Company, and also volunteers as a cat and kitten foster mom for the Humane Society of Harford County and Shadow Cats TRN.  Jen's creative nature and love of children both help in enhancing the nurturing environment provided for the students of the White Marsh Rec. Dance Program.


Co-Chairperson: Pat Watters
Pat Watters, who has been the chairperson of the White Marsh Rec. Dance Program since 2009, was the chairperson of the Chapel Hill Dance Program from 1999-2009 and has been a member of the program's adult dance class since 2000. However, Pat has been involved with the White Marsh Recreation Council since 1986.  Besides volunteering as a chairperson, Pat was a Para-Educator for Baltimore County Public Schools for over 20 years, and is now retired.  As the program's chairperson, Pat administers the program and helps to keep an open line of communication between the recreation council, the instructors, and the parents.


Co-Chairperson: Katie Schauer
Katie Schauer, who started dancing at the age of 4, has always loved to dance!  As a child, she danced for 8 years, and in 2015 she became a member of WMRC Dance’s adult class.  Then, in 2021, Katie began volunteering as a co-chairperson for the program.  Besides volunteering as a chairperson, Katie works as a Digital Marketing professional in the industrial sector, and has been with the same company for the past 14 years.  As the program's chairperson, Katie administers the program and helps to keep an open line of communication between the recreation council, the instructors, and the parents.


Additional Information

For more information about the White Marsh Rec. Dance Program's instructors, assistant instructors, student teachers, and substitutes, please contact Jen Morris, the program's director.