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Ann-Marie Lanius, Co-Director

Ann-Marie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Shippensburg University. In addition to her work at the preschool, Ann-Marie is an Assistant Professor at Northern Virginia Community College in the Early Childhood Department. She has two children. She enjoys reading, movies and playing games with her family.

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Julie Hellstrom, Co-Director

Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University. In addition to her work at the preschool, she is an Adjunct Instructor at Northern Virginia Community College in the Early Childhood Education Department. Julie has two children. She enjoys reading, relaxing in the sunshine and spending time with her family.

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Judy Keiper, Administrator

Judy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from East Carolina University. Judy has two boys. She enjoys going to the beach, walking and visiting the local wineries.

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Margie Mamrol, Administrator

Margie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Health Administration from Temple University. Margie has three children, two boys and a girl. She enjoys travel, reading, exercising and going to the beach.

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Sarah Newland, Lead Teacher

Sarah is a lead teacher in the Toucan and Lion’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Political Science from Fordham University and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education/Curriculum and Development from Columbia University. Sarah has four children, two boys and two girls. She enjoys running, reading, cooking, and goofing off with her family.

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Connie Snider, Assistant Teacher

Connie is an assistant teacher in the Toucan and Lion’s class. She has a Bachelor’s of Science with a dual major of Marketing and Management. She has three children ranging from age 19 to 26. Connie enjoys playing tennis and riding her new motorcycle.

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Meg Antwi, Lead Teacher

Meg is a lead teacher in the Eagle’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Sociology from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Education from North Carolina State. Meg has two children. She enjoys traveling, cooking and exercising.

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Ellen Vlcek, Assistant Teacher

Ellen is an assistant teacher in the Eagle’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Art History and a Teacher Certification in K - 6 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ellen has three children. She enjoys cooking, reading, and dog walking.

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Claire Tully, Lead Teacher

Claire is a lead teacher in the Robin’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Mary Washington and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from George Mason. Claire has three children. She enjoys walking her dog, going to the beach and watching movies.

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Amy Sucherman, Assistant Teacher

Amy is an assistant teacher in the Robin’s class. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Communication Art and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Amy has two children. She enjoys walks, movies, kayaking, drawing and vacationing with her family.

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Amy Plate, Lead Teacher

Amy is a lead teacher in the Cardinal’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Boston College and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from George Mason. Amy has two children. She enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family.

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Simone Hale, Assistant Teacher

Simone is an assistant teacher in the Cardinal’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Christchurch University College in Kent, UK. Simone has two children. She enjoys tennis, barre class, art, and she loves dogs.

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Michelle Kennedy, Lead Teacher

Michelle is a lead teacher in the Monkey and Zebra’s class. She has a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from New Jersey City State University. Michelle has four children, two boys and two girls. She enjoys reading, walking the dog and spending time with her family.

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Lori Cerny, Assistant Teacher

Lori is an assistant teacher in the Monkey and Zebra’s class. She studied Public and Corporate Communications at Butler University. She has two children. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Beth Brown, Lead Teacher

Beth is a lead teacher in the Dragonfly’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Winthrop University. Beth has three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and sewing.

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Kaija Johnston, Assistant Teacher

Kaija is an assistant teacher in the Dragonfly’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from James Madison University. Kaija has two children, a daughter and a son. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching her kids play sports, and spending time with family and friends.

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Debbie Ryan, Lead Teacher

Debbie is a lead teacher in the Turtle’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from James Madison University. Debbie has three children. She enjoys reading, traveling with her family, and volunteering at the animal shelter.

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Marie Nelson, Assistant Teacher

Marie is an assistant teacher in the Turtle’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Sociology from James Madison University. Marie has four children. She enjoys baking, reading, refurbishing furniture, and spending time with her family.

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Dawn Steinbauer, Lead Teacher

Dawn is a lead teacher in the Duck’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and specialized in Early Childhood. Dawn has two boys, both of whom attended St. David’s Preschool. She enjoys baking, attending her children’s sporting events and spending time with her family, both near and far.

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Jennifer Nash, Assistant Teacher

Jennifer is an assistant teacher in the Duck’s class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Virginia Tech. Jennifer has three children, all of whom attended St. David’s. She enjoys running, reading, watching her children’s sports, and walking her chocolate lab, Bear!

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Sarah Posid, Lead Teacher

Sarah is a lead teacher in the K-WILD class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Recreation with a focus in Environmental Education from Virginia Tech. Sarah has two children. She enjoys being outside and spending time with her family.

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Jen Smirnoff, Assistant Teacher

Jen is an assistant teacher in the K-WILD class. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master’s Degree in Literacy/Reading from University of Dayton. In addition, she is a certified Virginia Master Naturalist. She enjoys hiking, gardening, exploring nature and volunteering at her boys’ schools.

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Adell Panetta, Music Teacher

Adell has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from St. John Fisher College and is currently taking classes in Early Childhood Education at Northern Virginia Community College. Adell has two children. She enjoys traveling, reading, music and coffee!