Meet our Staff!!
Gretchen Reamy, Administrative Director
Gretchen received her B.S. from the University of California, Davis. She has resided in Centreville with her husband since 1989 and volunteered for many years in her 3 children's schools. Gretchen has worked at the preschool since 1995 and is in charge of the administrative duties of the preschool.
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.
Mary Jo Kaczmarek, Teacher Assistant
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 Liberty Middle School, CVHS and St. Andrew the Apostle Church. She and her husband, Mark, have five children, four of whom attended CPCP. Mary Jo joins CPCP this fall as our assistant teacher for the 4/5’s class.
Amy McConaghie, 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, in the nursery at her church, manages a soccer team, and volunteers for her sons' local Boy Scout troop. Amy joined CPCP in 2014 and is the lead teacher for the 3’s class. Amy has three boys, all whom attended CPCP.
Kathleen Cipolla, Teacher Assistant
Kathie and her husband Mike of 27 years have resided in Clifton for 22 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 class.
Judy Howell, Lead Teacher
Judy has lived in the Centreville Area for 26 years. 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 is the lead teacher for the 2.5’s class. Judy has 2 daughters.
Leah Milla, Teacher Assistant
Leah moved to NOVA in 2001 after completing her Bachelor's degree at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has been a substitute teacher at CPCP and an active volunteer at Union Mill Elementary School and the PTA. Leah has two children who have both attended CPCP. Leah joins CPCP this fall as our assistant teacher for the 2.5’s class.
Jayme Longerbeam, Afternoon Caretaker, Admin Assistant
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 activily 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 joins CPCP this fall as our Extended caretaker/Admin Assistant.
Amy Howell, Afternoon Caretaker
Amy graduated from Christopher Newport University in December of 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and minored in Childhood Studies. Her experience includes working in a daycare center and being an Assistant Teacher in other preschools in Fairfax County. Amy joins CPCP this fall as our Extended caretaker.