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Meet the Administration


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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 junior 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!


Communications Director

Sara Appleby

Sara has worked in education for six years and is happy to be serving as Communications Director since 2022. Mrs. Appleby worked in the classroom as a Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher. She is looking forward to another great year with St. Charles! 

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Assistant Director

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.” 

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Office Manager

Maureen Egan Is the Office Manager at St. Charles Early Childhood Education Center.

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