Administration and Faculty

Our team is thrilled to be a part of this exciting first chapter of your child’s life. We truly care about the children in our charge and make every decision with their best interests in mind. Do you have a question for one of our staff members? Please contact us!

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Clare Cahill

Clare Cahill
Business Manager
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Lela Ivankovic

Lela Ivankovic
Westbrook Campus, Site Director
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Lela Ivankovic is the site director of our Westbrook Campus. Lela has been dedicated to the field of early childhood education for more than 20 years. Lela began her teaching career at Gan Hayled Preschool and School for Friends in Washington, D.C. Lela joined WCC in 2005. Prior to her current position, Lela was a lead teacher and a school-age coordinator. Lela was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia where she earned a B.A. in special education with a minor in psychology from the University of Belgrade. In the United States, Lela gained a M.A. in liberal studies from Georgetown University. In her free time, Lela enjoys reading, traveling, and collecting medicinal herbs and spices.

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Greer Jackson

Greer Jackson
Circle Campus, Site Director
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Libby King

Libby King
Executive Director
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Dorothy McDonald

Dorothy McDonald
Director, Special Projects
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Sasha Bouvier

Sasha Bouvier
Floater
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LaKita Burnley

LaKita Burnley
Lead Teacher - Bunnies
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Janetta Canty-Rivers

Janetta Canty-Rivers
Lead Teacher - Ducklings
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Cristina Diaz-Ochco

Cristina Diaz-Ochco
Floater
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Sandra Dove

Sandra Dove
Assistant Teacher - Leopards
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Sandra Dove is an assistant teacher in the Leopard classroom at the Westbrook Campus. Sandra began her career in the childcare field in 1976 at the River Road Child Care Center. Sandra joined WCC in 1990. Sandra has worked in all age groups as a floater teacher and an assistant teacher. When not at school, Sandra enjoys spending time with her three sisters, watching TV, and crocheting. 

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Martell Galloway

Martell Galloway
Assistant Teacher -Dragonflies
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Wendy Hensley

Wendy Hensley
Lead Teacher - Dragonflies
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Angela Hill

Angela Hill
Lead Teacher - Leopards
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Angela Hill is the lead teacher in the Leopard’s classroom at the Westbrook campus. Angela received her bachelor’s degree of music education in 1992 from Howard University in Washington, D.C., with a minor in piano and vocal studies.  Angela continued her education when taking the 90-hour training course with the ECE Association of Maryland, under the tutelage of Jackie Howell. Angela began her journey in the world of teaching when she came to WCC in 1994. During her 28 years at WCC, Angela has worked with all age groups and in all teaching roles from floater to lead teacher.  Angela continues to enjoy her experience in early childhood education and her time working at WCC. When she is not teaching, Angela is busy at home with her husband and daughter, working in her church community as a hired musician, giving vocal performances in the D.C. metropolitan area, painting, or shopping!

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Keviana Holmes

Keviana Holmes
Lead Teacher - Bumble Bees
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Angeline Kelley

Angeline Kelley
Lead Teacher - Teddy Bears
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Alvis Levister

Alvis Levister
Floater
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Alvis Levister, also known as Mr. Al, is a floater teacher at the Westbrook Campus. Al is originally from Norfolk, Virginia. Al has been in the D.C. area for over 40 years and attended D.C. public schools. Al started working around kids about 15 years ago at a basketball aftercare program in PG County. Al enjoys working and playing with kids. Al joined WCC in October this year. 

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Sabina Manda

Sabina Manda
Assistant Teacher - Starfish
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Sabina Manda is an assistant teacher in the Starfish class at the Westbrook campus. Sabina was born in Malawi, Africa. Sabina has been working at WCC since 2001. Sabina has worked in all age groups as a floater and an assistant teacher. Sabina likes working with kids and seeing smiles on their faces. In her free time, Sabina enjoys spending time with her two sons, cooking, and watching a good movie. Sabina also likes working as a nursing assistant on weekends. 

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Giuseppina Matinata

Giuseppina Matinata
Assistant Teacher - Bumble Bees
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Madison Pewitt

Madison Pewitt
Assistant Teacher - Bunnies
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Silvia Rivera

Silvia Rivera
Floater
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Neysa Santos

Neysa Santos
Assistant Teacher - Ducklings
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Alison Smith

Alison Smith
Assistant Teacher - Teddy Bears
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Chandra Voetsch

Chandra Voetsch
Floater
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Chiprianna Wims

Chiprianna Wims
Lead Teacher - Starfish
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Chiprianna Wims is the lead teacher in the Starfish class at the Westmoreland Campus. Chiprianna earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Ashford University. She has been teaching for 10 years overall but with WCC for seven years. Chiprianna started with WCC as a two’s teacher and grown into new teaching roles that led her to the pre-k classroom. Prior to being employed at WCC she was teaching pre-k at Georgetown Hill Early School in Darnestown, Maryland. Chiprianna started her career working with children when she was 15 years old and always knew she wanted to be a teacher. Previously, Chiprianna was a competitive cheerleading coach for seven years in Gaithersburg. In her free time Chiprianna enjoys working out, reading, and spending time with her niece and nephew. 

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