Our Story

Transforming Lives,
Every Step of the Way

Our Mission

To assist in the education of students of all ages, seniors, their families and the community. Our programs and services empower the MUG participant to disciplined, definitive success in all phases of his/her life’s journey.


Our Staff

The Pilots

Carol McCreary-Maddox

Carol McCreary-Maddox is a founding principal of The Maryland Umbrella Group. A former federal employee, she was the Administrator for two Independent Counsel Investigations: the Iran/Contra Investigation and the Mike Espy Investigation. She is a vetted trainer with more than 20 years experience teaching leadership, time management, office management, briefing techniques, communication, statistics and project management.

A scholar practitioner, she is completing her Doctorate in Education, Leadership and Change with Fielding Graduate University. Much of her study has focused on the value of standardized assessments, the majority/minority test gap and systemic inequality. Her instruction and coaching are formed by her awareness of those systemic inequalities and her desire that each student/client be minimally impacted by those inequalities. She holds a BS in Statistics and a graduate certification for teaching in a virtual classroom.

Christal P. Batey

Christal Batey is a founding principal of The Maryland Umbrella Group. With over 30 years of experience in Aging Service ranging from Retirement Communities- Medical Adult Day Care Centers, and program design and implementation in executive leadership capacities. Mrs. Batey has served on the Aging Advisory Committee for Congresswoman Donna Edwards, is the current Chairperson for the Advisory Committee on Aging for Prince George’s County and is the North County Sector Lead for Dementia Friendly Prince George’s County. For the last 14 year she has been the Community Resource Advocate for the City of Greenbelt, MD and has developed an award winning Assistance in Living Program.

But for the last 10 years in the evening and on the weekends Mrs. Batey works with the other end of the age spectrum providing one on one tutoring services for school age students to adult learners. Specializing in elementary and middle school mathematics, Mrs. Batey meets each student where they are academically. Her favorite analogy is that each child is like a rubik’s cube with their unique challenges. Sometimes it takes a series of different moves to help a student solve the problem. It is our role at MUG to figure out the moves necessary to help each student meet their academic goals.


Board of Directors

Mrs. Kathy Anderson

Employment affiliation: Army Corps of Engineers

Ms. Luci Bass

Employment affiliation: Andrews Federal Credit Union

Ms. Courtney Glass

Employment affiliation: City of Bowie, Government

Ms. Evelyn Kenley

Employment affiliation: Giant Food Inc., Retired

Ms. Allyssa Maddox

Employment affiliation: National Institutes of Health

Mr. Darryl Stevens

Employment affiliation: En Solutions Inc.

Mr. Al Tyree

Employment affiliation: The Graduate School USA