Meet the Administration
Robin is thrilled to be at St. Charles Early Childhood Education Center as the Director since 2021. She is originally from California but has lived in Northern Virginia for 30 years. She and her husband have two sons: One is a software engineer living in Arlington, and the other will be a sophomore at Bishop Ireton HIgh School. They have been parishioners at Blessed Sacrament for 25 years. Robin has served as a teacher and as a Preschool Director in the Arlington Diocese beginning in 2003 at St. Ann School and later at St. Thomas More Cathedral. She also taught in Alexandria City Public School for four years. Robin holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education from Westmont College in Santa Barbara; and a Multi-subject teaching credential from PLNC in San Diego. Robin especially loves leading at a Christ-centered school specifically geared for young children!
Sara has worked in education for six years and is very excited to begin her first year in the front office of St. Charles Early Childhood Education Center. Mrs. Appleby worked in the classroom as a Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher. Along with her full-time job, she currently coaches JV Volleyball at a local high school. She is looking forward to a great year with St. Charles!
Mrs. Margaret Leckey feels fortunate to be actively involved both in the preschool classroom and in the school office of St. Charles. Mrs. Leckey has graduate degrees in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley, and experience as an editor before coming to St. Charles. Her involvement in her own children’s schools and activities, however, led her to the world of early childhood education, where she is very happy learning and growing alongside the three- and four-year-olds. “I absolutely love this age,” she says of preschoolers. “I am constantly fascinated by these small people with their huge and completely distinct personalities.”