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.
Carole Stover is our School Administrator and joined our staff in 2015. She retired from her professional career as an I.T. Director in 2013 and in 2014 worked as a Classroom Assistant at the Del Ray Montessori School. She has an M.F.A. in Acting from George Washington University and a B.A. in Speech & Drama from Catholic University. She has one son and her husband has retired from the National School Boards Association.
Silver Room ~ 2 1/2 Year Olds
Ellen Livingston is the Lead Teacher in the Silver Room. She graduated with an A.A. degree in Early Childhood Development from NOVA and has worked as a babysitter and nanny for several years. Last year she was a part-time teacher at Agudis Achim.
Maria Pineda is our Assistant Teacher in the Silver Room. 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.
Orange Room ~ 2 years 9 months to 3 years 2 months
Sarah Iturrequi is our Lead Teacher in the Orange Room. She is from Lima, Peru and has 3 daughters. She previously taught at Emanuel Preschool for 12 years.
Gabi Salas is our Assistant Teacher in the Orange Room. Gabi loves working with our little ones. She has been a member of our staff since 2014.
Gold Room ~ 3 Year Olds
Marian Galloway is our Lead Teacher in the Gold Room and began at Saint Clement in 2015. Ms. Marian is a native Virginian and has two daughters Jada and Vera.
Marie Zack joined our staff last year. She is the mother of five children, and plays soccer in her free time. She is also a soccer coach at TC Williams.
Purple Room ~ 3 Year Olds
Maria Medrano is our Lead Teacher in the Purple Room. Mrs. Medrano has been with our program since 1994. Mrs. Medrano is a native of Mexico and has a BA in Early Childhood education. Mrs. Medrano is also the Lead Teacher for our After Care program.
Linda Meadows is our Assistant Teacher in the Purple Room. She has been with our program since 1997. She is the artist responsible for the murals in the school library and over the water fountain in the main hallway. She and our Music Teacher created the beautiful stained glass windows on the end of each hallway.
Green Room ~ 4 Year Olds
April Stewart is our Green Room Lead Teacher. April has been with our program since 2005. April has recently completed her CDA studies. She is well known for creative job charts and "world famous" vegan chocolate chip pancakes!
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.
Red Room ~ Older 4 Year Olds
We welcome back Susie LaValle as the Lead Teacher in the Red Room. Susie started as an Asst. Teacher at St. Clement from 2005 until 2008-2009 and promoted to teacher in 2009-10 school year. She relocated out of the area after the 2015-16 school year, but has now returned and we are fortunate to have her back!
Pilar Fernandez is our Assistant Teacher in the Red Room. 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.
Blue Room ~ Junior Kindergarten
Alison Salanski is our Lead Teacher in the Blue Room. She has been with our program since 2008 when the Blue Room was first begun. Alison has an MA in Education. While her classroom is the smallest in the school, it’s full of big ideas!
Amanda Ruff is our Assistant Teacher in the Blue Room and joined our staff in 2015. She is also the mom of three active boys.
Ann Williams is our Music Teacher. She has been a staff member since 1995, and her children were also graduates of Saint Clement. Ann is also a certified Wildlife Rehabilitator, and brings in some of the squirrels who live with her permanently for the children to see. Ann is the artist who created all the stained glass windows in the classrooms.
Nikki Fielder is our Cooking Teacher and Librarian. She is a mother of two little girls. Two of her favorite pastimes are cooking and reading so she feels incredibly blessed to help instill the love of the kitchen and the library into so many little hearts and souls.