• Our Staff

    • Stacey Snow, Director
      Stacey has been married for 35 years, and her husband Eric is a physicist at the Naval Research Lab. They met in college at Wake Forest University, and they attended graduate school together at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill when we were first married. They have two [...]
    • Lori Schmoyer, Office Manager
      Lori grew up a South Florida girl and made her way to Northern Virginia with her husband and two children in 2014. She has a background in communication, marketing, and public health and started her career working in federal government and academic settings.  Both of her children attended BPC Preschool [...]
    • Nancy Rosene, Treasurer
      Nancy, a research demographer, has served as the preschool Treasurer/Budget Analyst for 14 years. She is delighted to use her passion for data analysis (yes, really!) to support a church community and ministry that has meant so much to her family. Through the preschool, her family joined BPC, which is [...]

    Our Teachers

    • Debra Cardaci, Ladybugs Teacher
      Debra has been teaching at BPC Preschool since 2009. Her son Colin attended BPCP when he was three years old (he is now 14 years old!). Debra has two grandchildren, Kolten (age 5) and Callie (age 2). Debra enjoys reading, going to the gym and walking/hiking with friends, entertaining with [...]
    • Kristin Cashman, Curriculum Aide and Science Teacher
      Ever since Kristin was a young girl, she enjoyed working with children — from babysitting and camp counseling to being a full-time fourth grade teacher and mom, there was never a dull moment.  Kristin began teaching science at BPC Preschool in 2016 and had a blast.  Science has always been [...]
    • Arlene Decina, Chapel Teacher
      As the Church’s Director of Spiritual Growth Ministries, Arlene joined BPC in 1995 along with her husband and two young children. After teaching high school science in Fairfax County Public Schools for 10 years, she made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom and became more and more involved in the life [...]
    • Anne DeVaughn, Butterflies Assistant Teacher
      Anne has two daughters in elementary school and her husband is in tech support for The U.S. Air Force Band. Her daughters, Abbie (age 8) and Ellie (age 5) are both BPC Preschool alumni! Anne loves theatre, music, and baking. A fun fact about Anne is that she used to [...]
    • Cathy Fazio, Monkeys and Book Worms Assistant Teacher
        Cathy and her family have lived in Springfield for 18 years. She was born and raised in Fairfax. Cathy enjoys spending time outside. She loves to garden and get her hands in the dirt. Cathy especially loves the beach and getting her toes in the sand as much as [...]
    • Ruth Hall, Book Worms and Book Bugs Assistant Teacher
      Ruth and her husband Russ have been married for 44 years. They are a military family and retired in Fairfax in 2002 after serving 32 years in the Air Force. Ruth worked at BPC Preschool 15 years ago and is so glad she is returning to a great community. Ruth [...]
    • Georgia Hojnicki, Teddy Bears Assistant Teacher
      Georgia and her husband Lee have raised two sons and one daughter.  Their sons are both married and they have one granddaughter, Olivia.  Their daughter Rachel just finished her Masters Degree and started working in her new profession. Georgia loves taking pictures and working on photos.  She loves reading and going to movies.  [...]
    • Sue Hyjek, Ladybugs and Fish Assistant Teacher, Aide to Director and Staff
      Sue has been teaching at BPC Preschool since 2012 in the Ladybugs and Fish classes. Before teaching, Sue was a board member on the BPC Preschool Teacher Appreciation and Fundraising Committees. She has three sons, ages 17 years, 15 years, and 10 years old.  All three of her boys are [...]
    • Kaitlin Kroptavich, Bees Teacher
      Kaitlin began teaching at BPC Preschool in 2018 and is very happy to have stepped foot into an amazing community. She came to us with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from The University of Scranton, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Seton Hall University, and a [...]
    • Shannon Long, Monkeys Teacher
      Shannon grew up in Burke and taught first and second grades in Fairfax County for 16 years prior to joining BPC Preschool in 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and early childhood education from James Madison University as well as a master’s degree in special education from the [...]
    • Glenda Lynch, Stars and Spanish Teacher
      Glenda has been in education for more than 28 years and has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/elementary education from USC/Coastal Carolina.  She started teaching at BPC Preschool in 2005.  During her time here, she taught the middle 4’s class, Spanish classes, and currently is serving in her 10th year [...]
    • Ellen Poussard, Teddy Bears Teacher
      Ellen and her husband Ron are from the Boston area.  They have three children — two boys and a girl — Michael, Leanne and Kevin.  All three of their children went to BPC Preschool, and Ellen began teaching here in 2005.  She says it’s a party every day in the [...]
    • Meg Ross, Butterflies, Book Bees, and Chapel Teacher
      Meg and her husband Bruce are both originally from California. Bruce is retired from the Navy, and so they lived in many different places during his career including six years in Japan.  They have two boys (ages 27 and 25) and two girls (ages 20 and 15).  Their family also includes [...]
    • Courtney Scherber, Bees and Book Bees Assistant Teacher
      Courtney has been teaching at BPC Preschool since 2014.  Her favorite children’s books are the Piggie and Gerald series and Froggy books. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and relaxing with friends.  She also loves to travel to new places and explore them.
    • Lisa Tempalski, Stars Assistant Teacher
      Lisa has been teaching at BPC Preschool since 2010.  She started in the Butterflies class and then moved to the Stars class where she has been ever since.  Lisa also served on the Teacher Appreciation Committee for a number of years.  She loves getting to know each child, watching them grow and learn throughout [...]
    • Jennifer Tisler, Fish, Book Bugs, and Book Worms Teacher
      Jennifer is a wife and mother of three children. One of her sons went to BPC Preschool and is now in high school.  Jennifer has been teaching at BPC Preschool since 2006 and has many favorite books – that’s why she enjoys teaching the Book Worms and Book Bugs classes [...]
    • Tanya Willoughby, Music Teacher
      Tanya started teaching music at BPC Preschool in 2017. Her favorite thing about working with children is that it’s like a ministry. She loves to sing songs with the kids in a Christian environment and teach them about Jesus. She has just as much fun as they do! When she’s [...]
  • Our Pastors 

    • The Reverend Jarrett McLaughlin, BPC Head Pastor
      Jarrett grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina where he had a pretty regular childhood – riding bikes around the neighborhood, muddling through school, trying to play various sports (emphasis on try), going through a phase of wearing lots of black in high school, and through it all, always finding a [...]
    • The Reverend Meg Peery McLaughlin, BPC Head Pastor
      Meg Peery McLaughlin is delighted to be serving as Co-Pastor at Burke Presbyterian Church, alongside her husband, Jarrett. Meg feels called to share good Gospel news–in word, in deed, in silence, in all things–to all of God’s beloved children. She is a native of North Carolina, graduated with a Bachelor’s [...]