Staff & FacultyWho We Are
Parents who visit RCC are amazed to learn that half our the staff has been with us for more than ten years, with many who have been here 40 years or more! Turnover is low and with good reason – RCC staffers love their work, RCC, the children they serve, and the unparalleled support they enjoy from RCC parents.
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We Know How to Make Learning Fun For Kids
At RCC, learning isn’t just reserved for the children. RCC greatly values continuing education, so all staff members continue their professional development through seminars, workshops and courses; supervisors work with each staff member to plan their individual education goals. General topics of interest to all staff are raised at staff meetings and on orientation days, and a professional library is maintained for staff use.
In addition to its regular staff, RCC employs, contracts or consults specialists in art, creative movement, music, foreign languages, computers, and other areas of child development.
Meet the Team
Faculty & Staff
Our Executive Director
Terri joined the staff of RCC in 2021 as an Executive Director. Terri has a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Interior Design. She is also a Certified Reading Specialist and a Cognia national accreditation review team member. Terri has over 35 years of working in the field of education, holding multiple positions, including various teaching stages to director and executive level roles.
Throughout her vast experience, Terri has added different courses and programs for children to receive more opportunities and experiences in education. Terri is passionate about ensuring that each child has the opportunities to succeed best. Her passion doesn’t end in the classroom. Terri is an advocate for the industry, working with community groups at State and Local levels.
In her role with RCC, Terri is determined to continue educating herself in the field and help identify areas and opportunities that best support RCC, its students, and families.
Terri lives in Ashburn, VA, with her husband Kevin and has four children of her own.
– Terri Green
Preschool Program Director
Amanda earned a degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from George Mason University. Amanda joined RCC in 2008, before becoming Preschool Program Director Amanda held roles as a Part Day Preschool teacher, School Age Summer Camp counselor, Kindergarten teacher and Preschool Curriculum Coordinator.
Infant and Toddler Program Director
Ashley earned a degree in Communications from Wake Forest University and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Curriculum and Development. Ashley joined RCC in 2010, before becoming Infant & Toddler Program Director she held the roles as Infant & Toddler Lead Teacher and Infant & Toddler Program Coordinator.
Director of Facility Operations
Brian has worked as the Director of the Extended Day Program at St. Marks Catholic School, and as an Assistant Manager for the Breckenridge Child Care Center. Brian joined RCC in 2006, before becoming School Age Curriculum Director, he held the roles as Summer Camp counselor, Before and After School Program Staff, and Summer Camp Field Trip/Floor Coordinator and Summer Camp Program Coordinator. Brian is a Certify Playground Safety Inspector. On 2022 he became RCC Director of Facility Operations.
After School Program Co-Director
Ryan graduated from The Art Institute of Washington in 2011 with a BFA in Video Game Art & Design. He went on to work as QA Tester for Bethesda Softworks, testing Skyrim, and some of the DLCs that had yet to be released at the time. After his contract was up, he ended up working for a company that taught after-school technology classes at schools across the DMV area, and that became where he found his love for working with kids.
Ryan joined the RCC team in June 2022 as a Club Programmer. His main responsibilities included creating and teaching fun activities and experiments for the kids, and assisting with administrative tasks as needed. Since then school age has done many experiments over the summer, and restructured their After-School clubs and activities. It has been a fun ride with School Age so far and he hopes to continue that trend in a Director role along with Andrew.
After School Program Co-Director
Andrew McCormick joined Reston Childrens Center in June 2009 as a teacher in the School Age program. He worked part time for RCC while attending Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University. Andrew graduated from George Mason in December 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. After graduating from college, he worked as a Federal Background Investigator while continuing to work with the School Age program on a part time basis. Andrew joined School Age as a full time teacher on 2020. That same year he earned a PreSchool CDA credential and his CDL to become one of RCC's bus drivers! In April 2023 Andrew and Ryan Fister were promoted to the new Directors of the School Age program! Andrew lives in Reston, VA with his wife, Julie, daughter, Ava, and their four cats! In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing video games and rewatching the same three TV shows.
Maribel earned a degree in Business Administration in Lima Peru. Maribel joined RCC in Spring 2017. She moved from Peru in 2007, and lived in Portland Oregon for nine years, and studied English as a Second Language at Portland Community College for 2 years. Before moving to the US, Maribel worked in Banking for over 15 years being her last position as Branch Manager and Trainer Advisor in Lima Peru. Maribel worked as a bilingual secretary in Oregon at an Elementary School. Before becoming Executive Administrator, she held role as Administrative Assistant for more than 5 years. She lives and enjoy her life in Reston with his son who was at RCC since he was 6 years old until he turned 12.
Carol joined RCC in January 2022. She is from Nicaragua and moved to Ashburn on 2006. She has a bachelors in Early Childhood Education and International Relations. She has been teaching for more than 10 years from Infants to pre-k. She worked as a Family Concierge for 3 years and has ample experience as an administrative assistant She likes to spend time with my two amazing kids when she is at home.
Marketing & Communications
My Name is Pamela Amaya, I grew up in El Salvador, where I graduated from college and received my bachelor’s degree in International Marketing. At the age of 23 I moved to Virginia to study my master’s in science of management, and I graduated in 2018 from Strayer University. Worked as a Project Manager for an Electrical company, and as a Logistic Manager for a Publicity Agency. With the twists and turns of life, I realized how passionate I am about working around children, I have around 12 years of experience working with children from toddlers to school age, and the energy that they bring to my life is just incredible. My Husband Eduardo and I live in Purcellville with our little daughter Valeria, who is 4 years old.
Traci Byram is the Bookkeeper here at Reston Children’s Center. She has over 30 years’
experience in Administration and Accounting. She attended Northern Virginia Community
College as well as Lord Fairfax for Administration and Accounting. She is a mother of two and also has one grandchild that is her pride and joy. Hobbies include spending time with her family, supporting her grandson in baseball, enjoying the outdoors and spending time at the beach relaxing. She resides in Round Hill Virginia where she enjoys the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
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