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Kathleen Petrey   Pre-K Lead Teacher  Mrs. Petrey has an extreme passion for teaching children and making education fun! She has an elementary certification (K-6) from Meridith College and a psychology degree for North Carolina State University. After graduating, she taught in various elementary and preschools. Later, she home schooled her daughter for 12 years.

Kathleen Petrey

Pre-K Lead Teacher

Mrs. Petrey has an extreme passion for teaching children and making education fun! She has an elementary certification (K-6) from Meridith College and a psychology degree for North Carolina State University. After graduating, she taught in various elementary and preschools. Later, she home schooled her daughter for 12 years.

Emina Kawakami   Assistant Teacher  Ms. Emi began as a volunteer with us for six month before she joined our team. She loves having fun with kids! While in Japan, she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education and is a licensed kindergarten and nursery school teacher (birth through K). Ms. Emi has a combined 16 years of experience with children, nine of which were working at a preschool in Japan.

Emina Kawakami

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Emi began as a volunteer with us for six month before she joined our team. She loves having fun with kids! While in Japan, she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education and is a licensed kindergarten and nursery school teacher (birth through K). Ms. Emi has a combined 16 years of experience with children, nine of which were working at a preschool in Japan.

Marina Panopoulos   Science Teacher  Ms. Marina was born in Greece and came to the U.S. as a student. She attended the University of Oregon, receiving a bachelor’s degree in child psychology and a master’s degree in special education. She is married and has one grown son.

Marina Panopoulos

Science Teacher

Ms. Marina was born in Greece and came to the U.S. as a student. She attended the University of Oregon, receiving a bachelor’s degree in child psychology and a master’s degree in special education. She is married and has one grown son.

Alice Holt

Family Ministries & Preschool Director

 
Laurie Brown Miller   2’s Lead Teacher  As a Virginia native, Ms. Laurie has a heart for the local community. She attends Arlington Community Church and serves in children’s ministries. Completing 2 years at Piedmont Community College, she worked at Rainbow Road Preschool as an Assistant Teacher for 4 years and has been a lead teacher here for 3 years. Her favorite color is blue and she loves sea turtles!

Laurie Brown Miller

2’s Lead Teacher

As a Virginia native, Ms. Laurie has a heart for the local community. She attends Arlington Community Church and serves in children’s ministries. Completing 2 years at Piedmont Community College, she worked at Rainbow Road Preschool as an Assistant Teacher for 4 years and has been a lead teacher here for 3 years. Her favorite color is blue and she loves sea turtles!

Janith Frazier   Assistant and Afternoon Teacher  Ms. Janith finished her Bachelor of Elementary Education in the Philippines. She has worked as a nanny in China, Hong Kong, and in Virginia. She is married and has 2 children. This is Ms. Janith’s 5th year at Arlington Community Preschool.

Janith Frazier

Assistant and Afternoon Teacher

Ms. Janith finished her Bachelor of Elementary Education in the Philippines. She has worked as a nanny in China, Hong Kong, and in Virginia. She is married and has 2 children. This is Ms. Janith’s 5th year at Arlington Community Preschool.

Sarka Harris   Assistant Teacher

Sarka Harris

Assistant Teacher

Teachers not yet pictured:

  • Vania Vallejos