Fairfax County Award Winning Preschool!

Our preschool is recognized as an "Exemplary Community Early Childhood Site" for our expertise in including all children, by meeting individual needs.

Amy McConaghie

Amy McConaghie, Director

Amy was born in Washington, DC and raised in the Clifton area.  She graduated from Virginia Tech in 1995 and worked at AMS/CGI in Training and Finance.  She has volunteered at Fairfax County Public Schools, with Cub Scouts, local VBS and managed local soccer teams.  Amy joined CPCP in 2014 and has worked in Extended Care as both the Assistant and Lead Teacher for the 3’s class. This year she will be the Dirctor of CPCP. Amy has three teen boys, all whom attended CPCP.


Jen Radcliffe

Jen Radcliffe, Lead Teacher

Jen received her BA in Early Childhood Education from Hood College in Frederick, MD and has lived in Clifton since 1994.  She has been an active volunteer in her children’s schools in Japan, Monterey, CA and Fairfax County.  Jen joined CPCP in 2008 and is our Lead Teacher for the 5 day 4/5’s class.  Jen has two children.


Mary Jo

Mary Jo Kaczmarek, Assistant Teacher

Mary Jo Kaczmarek received a B.S. in Education from the University of Virginia.  She taught first grade and kindergarten in Fairfax County for 9 years and homeschooled her children for 13 years.  She volunteers at CVHS and St. Andrew the Apostle Church.  She and her husband, Mark, have five children (and 1 grandchild), four of whom attended CPCP. Mary Jo joined CPCP in 2017 and is our Assistant Teacher for the 5 day 4/5’s class.  



Amy Glaze, Lead Teacher

Amy was born and raised in Fairfax City. She received her BS in Education from Virginia Tech. This is Amy's first year at CPCP but has taught preschool all the way through high school in the past. Amy has four children, sending her first off to college at JMU this fall, along with an eleventh, eighth and first grader. Amy currently lives in Manassas on the Occoquan Reservoir. She is the Lead Teacher for the 4 day 4/5's class.



Judy Howell, Assistant Teacher

Judy has lived in the Centreville area for 30 years but recently moved with her husband to Chantilly. She received her BS Degree in Communication Disorders from James Madison University. She taught Speech Therapy in both Rockingham and Prince William Counties. She also has taught 2 and 4 year olds at a previous preschool for many years. She joined CPCP in 2016 and was the Lead Teacher for the 2.5's class. She is the Assistant Teacher for the 4 day 4/5's class. Judy has 2 daughters.


Anne McKinstry

Anne McKinstry, Lead Teacher

Anne has been providing Music Enrichment for CPCP for many years and joined CPCP's teaching staff in the fall of 2019. Anne will be the Lead Teacher for the 3's class on T-F this year. She received her BA from BYU. Anne and her husband Ryan have 9 children, 8 of whom have attended CPCP. Anne coaches basketball and volunteers in her children's schools. She is also actively involved in many church responsibilities.



Kathie Cipolla, Assistant Teacher

Kathie and her husband Mike of 31 years have resided in Clifton for 25 years; three of their four children attended CPCP. Kathie received her Paralegal Associates Degree from NOVA.  Kathie embraces early childhood education and teaches figure skating, hockey and dance with many years of experience with children.  Kathie joined CPCP in 2016 and is the Assistant Teacher in the 3’s M-Fclass.



Kate Trussell, Lead Teacher

Kate is a proud Army Brat and spent her younger years moving around, including living in Germany for 4 years. She graduated from Purdue University with a BS degree in Management and minor in Human Resources, and was a Recruiter and managed HR departments. She has volunteered and substituted in Fairfax County Public Schools, and has been a proud supporter of her daughter's competitive and high school dance teams. Kate and husband Jeff moved to Clifton in 2005, and have one daughter who also attended CPCP. This is Kate's first year as a Lead Teacher at CPCP, and is teaching the 2.5 year old class.


Barbara Richards

Barbara Richards, Assistant Teacher

Barbara has lived in Northern Virginia since 1981. She has lived in Clifton since 1995 with her husband and two daughters. She has volunteered and taught 3-5-year olds and has a background in office administration and customer service. Barbara joined CPCP in the fall of 2019. She is the Assistant Teacher in the 2.5 T/W/Th class.


Ann Sheard

Ann Sheard, Extended Caretaker

Ann has lived in Northern Virginia for her entire life, moving to Clifton in 1997 with her husband Rob and two children. Ann worked for 33 years for Fairfax County before retiring in 2014 and then working for a non-profit. Ann joined CPCP in 2018 and is an Extended Caretaker in the afternoons.

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