Meet The CKCP Staff

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Ms. Kim – Director of Community Kids

Ms. Kim is honored to be the Director of Community Kids Christian Preschool. She is a native of Sterling, Virginia. Although you might hear the word y’all slip once or twice since her birthplace is Dallas, Texas, where she lived until the 5th grade.

She has personally achieved the Educational/Experience qualifications as a Program Administrator/Director position with NAEYC requirements under the Alternative Pathways. In 1981, she received her formal education AA Degree in Early Childhood from Ferrum College. In 2011, Ms. Kim’s relevant training and credentials were met with the 120 formal hours for her Child Development Associates (CDA) Certification from Penn Foster. In 2013, Ms. Kim received her Preschool Credential in the CDA National Credentialing Program, from the Council for Professional in Washington, DC. Ms. Kim’s past experience was being a Children’s Director at another church for over eight years. She took several child development classes from NOVA. Ms. Kim graduated from Park View High School in Sterling, Virginia. Her experience included the opportunity of volunteering her time at the daycare inside the high school while attending high school.

Ms. Kim’s true calling from God is working with children for over 40 years. She is passionate about seeing every child succeed and helping families. Her go-to activities range from being in a safe environment to preparing a child for school with social and academic skills. She loves seeing every child’s huge smile and excitement on their face after accomplishing something. She loves to give and receive hugs every day! She is a dependable, organized and reliable individual. She demonstrates personal flexibility. She always performs with honor and character. She is a proud mother of two boys. Joey is living his dream of working in the Theatre as his profession. Tommy is pursuing his love of graphic design at James Madison University. Ms. Kim is certified in E-MAT, CPR, First Aid, Daily Health Observation, and Child Abuse and Neglect. She has been certified as Car Seat Technician.

Please contact Ms. Kim at

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Ms. Trinh

Lead Teacher in the Leap Frogs – (3D3’s/3D4’s)
Assistant Teacher in Afternoon Adventures – (Thursday’s and Friday’s)

Ms. Trinh is excited to be the Leap Frogs Lead Teacher. Also, she works as the Assistant Teacher on Thursday’s and Friday’s in Afternoon Adventures currently. She started working at Community Kids in 2016-2017 as a Substitute and then, Assistant Teacher in Leap Frogs. She got her degree at George Mason University as a Counselor. Worked for a non-profit social service in City of Falls Church as a Counselor/Home base services and Accountant. When she had her first child, she decided to stay home and take care of her three kids and volunteered her time at their school and as needed Substitute Teacher. During her spare time, she likes to go hiking, running, or any outdoor activities with her family. She has CPR, First Aid, E-MAT, and Child Abuse and Neglect certifications.

Please contact Ms. Trinh at

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Ms. Amy – Assistant Teacher in Leap Frogs (3D3’s/3D4’s)

Ms. Amy is excited to be working with the Leap Frogs class as the Assistant Teacher. She and her family are no strangers to the school. Each of her three boys attended the 3’s and 4’s classes. She is very thrilled to be a part of the teaching team. Ms. Amy graduated from Pittsburgh Technical College with a degree in Specialized Business, concentration in Travel and Tourism Administration. For the past eleven years, she has been a stay at home mom to her three active boys. She truly enjoys working with children! In her free time, she is very active at her gym. She also enjoys reading, traveling with her family and is always keeping busy with her boys wrestling and baseball activities. Ms. Amy is certified in CPR/First Aid. E-MAT and Child Abuse and Neglect.

Please contact Ms. Amy at

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Ms. Julie – Lead Teacher in the Busy Bees

Ms. Julie is the Lead Teacher in Busy Bees classroom. Ms. Julie graduated from Brigham Young University with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, has certificates from Early Childhood professional training courses, and continues to take Child Development-related courses. Ms. Julie is excited to be a part of our team and feels blessed to be teaching preschool. She has been a preschool lead teacher for the past seven years—five of which were as director/lead at another preschool in Herndon, one-year teaching preschool at a local Fitness Center, and one year heading a home preschool program. She has years of experience in home daycare and is a proud mother of six children: Aaron, Rebecca, Renee, Kimberly, Daniel, Jacob, and her grandson, Zayden. She has also served as a Sunday-School teacher, youth leader, and nursery leader for the past twenty-six years in her church. During her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, dancing at Zumba, cycling, and spending time with her family. Though Ms. Julie has worked with all ages throughout her life, her true passion is working with preschool-age children. In addition, she is certified in CPR/First Aid, E-MAT and Child Abuse and Neglect.

Please contact: Ms. Julie at

Ms. Sumera – Assistant Teacher in the Busy Bees

Ms. Sumera is very excited be the Assistant Teacher for the Busy Bees class. Ms. Sumera has a degree in Bachelor of Science. Ms. Sumera is fluent in three languages in English, Urdu, and Punjabi. Ms. Sumera has volunteered in different organizations in Dubai and Virginia. She has over eight years’ experience working in Dubai as Lead Teacher in an Elementary School for Kindergartners and upper grades and recently moved to Virginia. She loves working with children. Ms. Sumera lives in Sterling with her husband and three children Ephraim, Abraham, and Angelinaer. In her free time she enjoys reading books and having fellowship with church members. Ms. Sumera is certified in CPR/First Aid, E-MAT and Child Abuse and Neglect.

Please contact: Ms. Sumera at

Ms. Jerusa

-Lead Teacher in Brown Bears–4D4’s
-Asst. Teacher for Afternoon Adventures (Mon-Wed)

Ms. Jerusa is very excited to be the Lead Teacher for the Brown Bears class. Also, she works as the Assistant Teacher on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Afternoon Adventures. She is fluent in two languages English and Portuguese. Ms. Jerusa is intermediate in the language of Spanish. She likes to watch and be part of the growing and discovering process of preschool children. She enjoys preparing the children for Kindergarten. She loves working with children! She volunteered at Countryside Elementary school when her children were younger. Ms. Jerusa has experience working in a local preschool when her children were young. Ms. Jerusa has had many job descriptions with Community Kids as a substitute teacher and assistant teacher for the Brown Bears Class in 2009/2010. In 2012, she shadowed and supported a student in the Leap Frogs. She resides in Sterling with her husband and her two children, Mark and Jessica. She has lived in Virginia since 2004. She is originally from Brazil. Ms. Jerusa is certified in E-MAT, CPR, First Aid, and Child Abuse and Neglect.

Please contact Ms. Jerusa at

Ms. Patty – Assistant Teacher in Brown Bears – 4D4’s

Ms. Patty is excited to be the Assistant Teacher in the Brown Bears. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Lima. She is a people-oriented person who has worked in the Human Resources field for many years. She started working with Community Kids as a substitute teacher from 2014 – 2016. She enjoys working with the children and helping them to get ready for Kindergarten. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Ms. Patty resides in Ashburn with her husband and two daughters. Both her daughters are alumni from Community Kids. Ms. Patty is originally from Peru and moved to the United States in 2005. She also likes to run and go to the beach with her family. Ms. Patty is certified in E-MAT, CPR, First Aid, and Child Abuse and Neglect.

Please contact: Ms. Patty at

Ms. Donna – Lead Teacher in the Panda Bears – 5D4’s

Ms. Donna is thrilled to be the Lead Teacher in the Panda Bears. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from Hofstra University. Ms. Donna has just begun her 13th year at Community Kids teaching in the 5 day-4 year old class. Ms. Donna truly loves teaching children! Prior to working at Community Kids Ms. Donna worked at State Farm Insurance handling legal claims for twelve years in PR and customer service. Ms. Donna volunteered for six years at her children’s elementary school and ran the Book Room. She is originally from New York. She has also taught Religious Education in her church for five years and has assisted as a Troop Leader for five years with the Girl Scouts. She resides in Loudoun County with her family and enjoys being part of the community. Ms. Donna is certified in E-MAT, CPR, First Aid, and Child Abuse and Neglect.

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Ms. Nidhi – Assistant Teacher Panda Bears – 5D4’s

Ms. Nidhi is thrilled to be working with Panda Bear class as the Assistant Teacher. She has a degree in Master of Art from India. She worked at Non-Profit Social Service in India as a Special Educator and she has worked with Deaf and Blind children as a Supervisor Also she knows American Sign Language. Ms. Nidhi is from India and she moved to USA in 2002. She Volunteers at Potowmack Elementary school. She teaches kids to design doll dresses, Arts and Crafts in after school programs in Potowmack Elementary School. Ms. Nidhi lives in The Cascades Community with her husband and 2 kids. In her spare time she loves to be with friends, reading, baking and crafting. Ms. Nidhi is certified in CPR/First Aid. MAT and Child Abuse and Neglect.

Please contact: Ms. Nidhi at

Ms. Leah – Lead Teacher in the Afternoon Adventures

Ms. Leah excited to be back as our Lead Teacher in Afternoon Adventures and the Music Teacher for Community Kids. In the school year 2014-2015, she took over as full-time co-lead teacher for Afternoon Adventures. She has a Masters of Education, a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry, all from the College of William and Mary. She is a former Fairfax County science teacher. She taught biology for five years at South Lake High School in Reston and has tutored math and science for the past eight years since leaving the classroom. In 2014, she took over Kids Club (KC), the predecessor of Afternoon Adventures (AA). She taught KC one day a week and assisted the second day for the remainder of the year. Ms. Leah also subs for Community Kids. Ms. Leah loves music, walks in the woods and collecting bugs and other interesting things with her daughter and son. Both of her children are Community Kids alumni. She is certified in E-MAT, CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect.

Please contact Ms. Leah at

Ms. Fizza – Admin at CKCP

Ms. Fizza is the Community Kids Admin. She has her MBA in Finance and Information Technology from Hamdard University, Pakistan and her B.S. in Accounting from Islamabad Commerce College for Women in Pakistan. Ms. Fizza has been a Financial Analyst in the past. She has been staying at home to raise her three children. She has also been associated with the Community Kids family, as all three of her children are alumni of Community Kids. She volunteers at Horizon Elementary as the room parent and in her children’s classroom. She is actively involved with the PTA. Ms. Fizza is certified in E-MAT, CPR, First Aid, and AED.

Please contact Ms. Fizza at

Community Kids Christian Preschool
21014 Whitfield Place
Sterling, VA 20165

Phone: (703) 430-8248

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