Rana Oriolo (Ms. Rana)
Director

Rana has had over nine years’ experience teaching in the 2-year-old, 3-year old and 4-year old programs, and served as assistant director at another co-op preschool before joining LCYC. Rana’s positive attitude, kind disposition, and non-stop energy make it very easy for parents to entrust their most precious possessions to her. Her ability to balance the individual needs of students, along with her understanding of young children’s development in a group, allow her to create a warm, nurturing environment where children learn together and thrive as individuals. Rana is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, with a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development with a Birth-Kindergarten teaching path. She has completed continuing education in preschool administration as well as continuing her level 6 Maryland Credential level for Teachers.

Rana knows the parent cooperative model from both sides, as a teacher and a parent. She grew up in Montgomery County and attended MCPS schools from Pre-k to twelfth grade. She lives in Rockville with her husband and three children, ages 12, 9 and 4.

Maria Jones (Ms. MJ)
Assistant Director

Maria has been a parent at LCYC since 2014. She has four children who all attended LCYC including her two youngest currently in the 3s and 4s classes. She previously served in many volunteer roles with the preschool including fundraising chair, classroom aide, and parent liaison. She became Assistant Director in 2019 and in her role aims to continue the strong community bond she has always cherished at LCYC.

Maria graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in History, Technology and Society. She previously worked with local nonprofits in management, fundraising, and development roles. She also ran her own small bakery in Kensington and will still occasionally muster up the energy to bake for fun. She loves being outdoors in all weather and in her free time can be seen doing martial arts, strength training and running around Kensington.

Maria Fraggetta (Ms. Maria)
Monday – Friday 2’s 

Maria has always had a passion for working with and teaching children.  She holds a certification in early childhood care and development and has taken early childhood education courses at Molloy College in New York.  Maria worked at a day care center helping to teach children social, communitive, and problem-solving skills.  She is the proud mother of three young daughters and as her daughters grew, her love for teaching and helping children grew as well.  She has worked as a classroom monitor at a parochial pre-school and an elementary school.  Maria has also volunteered her time to organize, plan, and execute events, and celebrations at her daughters’ schools.  Marias natural ability to communicate with children and her innate sense of creativity make her classroom a fun, imaginative, and wholesome learning experience.

 

Miranda Driscoll (Mrs. Driscoll)
Monday – Friday 3s 

Mandy has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years. Originally from Dublin, Ireland Mandy lives in Kensington with her husband Kevin and their 3 children Ryan 21, Evan 17 and Erin 13. Mandy holds a Diploma and several certificates in both Early Childhood Education and Special Education pre-k to 5th grade. Mandy has worked in several preschools in the Bethesda/Kensington and Aspen Hill area and has also worked at Garrett Park Elementary school as a Special Education Paraprofessional. Continuing Education is very important to Mandy keeping her up to date on different fields like phonics in early reading practices, social emotional growth in young children and Art therapies for children with sensory differences. 

Embracing each child as an individual Mandy encourages each child to celebrate their differences and strengths.  Her classroom is a place of learning, growing, making friends and feeling welcomed. 

 

 

Robin Mayhew (Ms. Robin)
Monday – Thursday 4’s 

Robin Mayhew has been a long time member at LCYC, she is our Mon-Thurs 4s teacher this year at LCYC .  A graduate of the University of Delaware, she also holds a Master’s degree in communications from Emerson College in Boston. It was in fact during her time in Boston that Robin’s interest in  teaching was first piqued, as she work as a preschool teaching assistant while in grad school.

Robin worked for several years as a writer and in public relations, and then later began directing children’s camps at St. Paul’s UMC in Kensington. She and her husband Keith have fond memories of their time as LCYC parents, as their children Ginger and Ryan are proud LCYC alumni.

Ms. Robin’s positive, calm and creativeness makes her classroom a happy place to be!

Kellie Strenkowski (Mrs. S)
4’s Teacher

Mrs. S is in her second year at LCYC as our Mon-Fri 4s teacher. She has over 15 years of preschool teaching experience. Mrs. S graduated from the University of Maryland in Hearing and Speech Sciences with Masters courses in Education from Johns Hopkins University. She is married with two sons, 9 and 13, and has two birds, and two dogs. Kellie enjoys cooking and the outdoors; taking walks and hikes. Mrs. S also introduced a new class pet to her 4’s class, a Beta fish named Bubbles!

Ms. Rebecca
All School Aide

Ms. Carolyn
Playground Manager

Ms. Hilary
3’s Teacher Aide

Mrs. Cestone
School Aide

Ms. Nancy
M-Th 4s Teacher Aide

Mrs. Rees
M-F 4s Teacher Aide

Ms. Chelsea
2’s Teacher Aide

Ms. Angelica
MWF 2’s Aide