School Board

  • The School Board of Burke Presbyterian Church is made up of dedicated educators and skilled professionals who care deeply about ensuring that every student at BPC Preschool has the very best early childhood education experience. 

    The Preschool Board would love to hear from you!  To share your questions, comments, and suggestions, please email them at


    • Anne DeVaughn, Board Chair
      Anne DeVaughn is a theatre educator at heart but has had her hands in many classrooms from preschool to high school. She holds degrees in theatre and English as well as a master’s in secondary English education. While taking time off to be a mom she also served on the [...]
    • Beth Ann Clare
      Beth Ann Clare is a musician by training and a teacher at heart. She holds an undergraduate degree in music education and a master’s degree in bassoon performance. In previous chapters of her life, she coordinated a nonprofit reading program, taught bassoon at Gettysburg College, and was the “garden mom” [...]
    • Megan Salyer Freund
      Megan Salyer Freund has been a Registered Dietitian since 2005 and earned bachelor’s degrees in sociology and anthropology as well as dietetics. Her professional experience includes in-patient clinical nutrition at various hospitals and also as a Public Health Nutritionist with the Fairfax County WIC Program. Megan currently serves as an [...]
    • Katie Kaminsky
      Katie Kaminsky is a former PreK-6 educator with a certification in advanced academics. She has experience working in the Montessori preschool setting prior to teaching elementary school for Fairfax County Public Schools. She has worked as a first and second grade teacher, as well as an Advanced Academics Resource teacher. [...]
    • Margaret Pontzer
      Margaret Pontzer came to teaching after studying art history in college. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art history, master’s degree in teaching in elementary education, and a special education certification. She has taught in various grade levels but prefers 4th and 5th grade. Both of her daughters attended Burke [...]
    • BJ Sadtler
      BJ Sadtler is a retired educator with 14 years of preschool teaching, 20 years of secondary education teaching, and has worked for George Mason University as a university supervisor of student teachers. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilson College, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns [...]