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School Staff



Director (Interim)

Dory Herman-Sample is the Director of the school. She has been in Preschool education since 1972, starting as an undergraduate in a university preschool as a student intern, graduating with a BA in Psych/Education. She has an MA in Family Counseling, and has taught preschool, middle school, and college students. She definitely prefers the preschool world. She has been a member of our staff since 2005.


School Administrator

Evangeline "Lynne" Gravina is the Administrator of the School. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Home Economics major in Food and Nutrition. Before being named as the admin for the school, Lynne worked for almost two decades in Episcopal church as the Operations Assistant at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square in Washington, DC. She was responsible for the many aspects of the parish operations that gave her the ins and outs of the Episcopal Church. Lynne is known for being self motivated and prides herself on the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. She is dedicated to her work, her peers, and brings such joy with her contagious smile!

Lynne's past-time is walking her dog Clyde, and taking yoga and Zumba classes.

                               Teaching Staff

Green Room ~ 5 Year Olds

April Stewart is our Green Room Lead Teacher. April has been with our program since 2005.  She is well known for creative job charts and "world famous" vegan chocolate chip pancakes!




Red Room ~ Older 4 Year Olds

Sarah Iturregui is our Lead Teacher in the Red Room. She is from Lima, Peru and has 3 daughters. She previously taught at Emmanuel Preschool for 12 years.  Contact:


Yellow Room - 4 Year olds

Pilar Fernandez is our Interim Lead Teacher in the Yellow Romm . She has been with our program since 2007. Pilar has a CDA and years of experience working with young children. She is a native of Chile.


Orange Room ~ 3 Year Olds

Heather Wald is our Lead Teacher in the Orange Room. Ms. Heather has been working in child care for eight years now. She is trained in Montessori and is currently in school for her Bachelors Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology.  Contact:



Purple Room ~ 3 Year Olds

Maria Medrano is our Lead Teacher in the Purple Room. Ms. Medrano has been with our program since 1994. She is a native of Mexico and has a BA in Early Childhood education. Ms. Medrano is also the Lead Teacher for our After Care program. Contact:


Blue Room ~ 2.5 Year Olds

Christine Walley is our Lead Teacher in the Blue Room. Christine taught kindergarten for many years and is very excited to join the Saint Clement School community. She loves reading books with children and helping them discover the wonderful world of learning. She has two children and one of them is Jax in the Orange class.


Tuangrat McMaster is our Green Room Assistant Teacher. Ms. Tuangrat was a parent in our program; both her boys are graduates of Saint Clement. She is a native of Thailand. Ms. Tuangrat has been with the program since 2008. She has her CDA and an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, and is also a licensed massage therapist. Contact:




Caroline Hirt is our Orange Room Assistant. She has been teaching preschool since 2017. Caroline is excited to be back in her hometown of Alexandria after spending last year in New Mexico. She is also a PADI Advanced Open Water certified scuba diver. Contact:



Gabi Salas is our Yellow Room Assistant Teacher. Ms. Gabi is working side-by-side with teachers and children to improve their artistic skills. Contact:







Maria Pineda is our Blue Room Assistant Teacher. Maria is a native of Peru and has been on staff at Saint Clement since 1997. She is the proud grandmother of two little girls. Contact:




Wendy Hernandez is our Purple Room Assistant Teacher. She takes pride in tailoring everything that we create to the unique needs of the classroom.  She loves spending time with the children.