Amy McConaghie, Interim Director and Lead Teacher
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 volunteers at the Fairfax County Public Schools and manages a soccer team. Amy joined CPCP in 2014 and is our Interim Director and the lead teacher for the 3’s M-F class. Amy has three teen boys, all whom attended CPCP.
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 4/5’s class. Jen has two children.
Anne McKinstry, Lead Teacher
Anne has been providing Music Enrichment for CPCP for many years and joined CPCP's teaching staff this fall as the lead teacher for the 3's M/W/F class. She received her BA from BYU. She 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.
Emma Stern, Lead Teacher
Emma grew up in Fairfax Station and attended Clifton Elementary and Robinson H.S. She received her BA from GMU and plans to complete her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from GMU next spring. Emma is passionate about early childhood education and hopes to make a positive impact in her students' lives. She enjoys singing, writing, photography, yoga and being outdoors with her dogs. Emma was a substitute for CPCP last year and joined CPCP's teaching staff this fall as the lead teacher for the 2.5's class.
Kathleen Cipolla, Assistant Teacher
Kathie and her husband Mike of 30 years have resided in Clifton for 25 years; three of their four children attended CPCP. Kathie received her 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.
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 as our assistant teacher for the 4/5’s class.
Jayme Longerbeam, Assistant Teacher and Afternoon Caretaker
Jayme was born and raised in Clifton. She now raises her family in the Clifton/Fairfax Station area. Jayme attended CPCP when she was younger. She has 3 children and actively volunteers in their school community and with Girl Scouts. She has previously taught 2-5 year olds and has a background in customer service/office administration. Jayme joined CPCP in 2017 and is the assistant teacher in the 2.5's class and is an Extended caretaker in the afternoons.
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 this fall and is the assistant teacher in the 3's M/W/F class.
Ann Sheard, Afternoon 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.
Cindy Fedder, Preschool Administrator
Cindy received her Associates Degree from Bloomsburg University, PA. She moved from PA to VA in 2014. Cindy has many years of experience working with children as she owned/operated her own preschool, was a Title One Reading Assistant in PA and is a certified-KAY Yoga Instructor. She is providing Yoga as an extra-curricular activity for CPCP. Cindy has recently joined CPCP as the preschool adminstrator. She and her husband, Tim, have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.