Teachers and Staff

Lori Fitzgerald
Junior Kindergarten Teacher
LPCP Staff: Junior Kindergarten
Experience: 13 Years Public Education
Hobbies: She is thrilled to be a member of the LPCP community and is looking forward to an amazing school year! Lori resides in Potomac Falls with her two sons which are currently attending college here in Virginia.

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Lori is an early childhood educator with over 13 years of experience working with children from ages 2-8 years focusing on the development of the whole child, socially, emotionally and academically. Creating a safe and trusting environment that encourages social
Shelly Whitt
2's Co-Lead Teacher
LPCP Staff: 2’s Lead Teacher
Experience: 13 Years church ministries and Preschool Education
Hobbies: Embroidery, Jewelry making and spending time with family.
Shelly was born in Michigan, she has lived in Maine, and been in Virginia for 16 years. She is married and has four children who keep her busy with all their sports and activities. Shelly has 13 years of experience
Shanan Burnside
PreK Teacher
LPCP Staff: PreK Teacher
Experience: 2 Years in Preschool Education
Hobbies: Reading, Hiking and Traveling
Ms. Shanan is looking forward to joining the 2's team after being a SAHM for the past 8 years. She loves working with preschool aged kids and especially enjoys the playful and inquisitive nature of the 2 year olds
Kelli Kinard
3's Teacher
LPCP Staff: 3's Lead Teacher
Experience: 12 Years in Preschool Education
Hobbies: Reading, Cycling and Being on the lake
Ms. Kelli enjoys teaching the 3's class because the kids are at a really fun age! It's amazing watching them learn and explore their new environment.
Cindy Barthelemy
3's Assistant Teacher
LPCP Staff: 3's Assistant Teacher
Experience: 20+ Years in Preschool Education
Hobbies: Hiking, Family Time and POUND exercise class
Experience: 9 Years in Education
Hobbies: Running, Dancing and Reading
Ms. Cindy has been a Leesburg resident for 28 years, and never tires of the joys being a preschool teacher brings. The best thing about teaching is how loving and sweet the kids are.
Mandy Kopp
Pre-K Teacher
LPCP Staff: Pre-K Teacher
Experience: 9 Years in Education
Hobbies: Running, Dancing and Reading
Ms. Mandy has a masters degree in Special Education. She's got two wonderful kids and is a Sunday school teacher at Leesburg Presbyterian Church.
Jennifer Henson
STEM Lead Teacher
LPCP Staff: STEM Lead Teacher
Experience: 11 Years in Preschool Education
Hobbies: Baking, traveling and fostering animals.
Mrs. Henson is an experienced early years’ teacher and loves working with Pre-K children and looks forward to fun science and STEM experiences. She was born and raised in Leesburg and has three children.
Angela Helge
Music Teacher
LPCP Staff: Music Teacher
Experience: 12 Years in Preschool Education
Hobbies: Sewing, Knitting and Music
"I'm excited to create a fun setting that gets all children singing, tapping and moving while enjoying their creative side in class." She leads the children's music at LPC with her guitar playing husband in Harmony w/ the Helges.
Carly Guy
Preschool Director
LPCP Staff: Preschool Director
Email: director.lpcpreschool@gmail.com
Experience: 34 Years in Preschool Education
Hobbies: Cooking, Reading, Stargazing and iridium flare tracking
With her background in Child Language Acquisition, Carly never tires of watching communication between young children as they recognize and absorb the patterns of language and the verbal and non-verbal cues that enrich this uniquely human experience.