Meet Our Preschool Staff

Carrie Field


Carrie Field has an undergrad and master's in social work, familiarity with the Reggio-Emilia program from leading play-based and child-directed therapy, has managed local social work programs including Early Childhood Charter Schools, and is a mom to an active 7-year-old daughter. 

Ellen Blair

S.T.E.M. Teacher

Ellen, the mother of two FLP grads, has taught at FLP since 2012.  She earned her MEd in Special Education.  She loves exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with the students at FLP!  


Lisa McKenzie

Fish Teacher

The mother of one adult son, Lisa, a former Arlington County elementary school teacher, decided she enjoyed the “little ones” and came to us.  Lisa holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Learning Disabilities and a master's degree in Education from Marymount University with a concentration in Special Ed.

Sue Campbell

Frog Teacher

Sue Campbell taught Environmental Science in Fairfax before running a home daycare and continues her interest in gardening and the outdoors.  Originally from the Tidewater area, she has made her home in Arlington for the past twenty-five years with her DC native husband Steve.

Juan Ulloa


"Mr. Juan" has been the custodian at Faith Lutheran Preschool for many years.  He keeps our space clean and fresh so we can play and learn in a healthy environment.

Penny Ott

Atelierista                        (Art Teacher)

The mother of two FLP grads, Penny combines her professional expertise in design and commercial art, and her love of photography and multimedia to bring the arts to life at FLP.  Our artiste in residence, she designed the FLP logo and continues to create our supporting artwork.

Trish Montgomery

Lizard Teacher 

Trish, a mother of two FLP grads and a health administration major from Penn State, has held every possible job here at Faith: mom, Parent Representative, FLP Board member, Before-School Care helper, substitute teacher, 2s teacher, 3s teacher, and 4s teacher.  

Anna Peterson

Caterpillar Teacher

The mother of four FLP grads, Anna graduated from George Mason University. She enjoys her career in early childhood education as she juggles family and work demands!

Jen Magruder

Caterpillar Teacher

Jen holds a Masters in Psychology and worked as a case manager for the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs for ten years and also as a Personnel Psychologist with the Navy for three years.  She has experience working in her two children’s classrooms throughout the last 8 years and enjoys being a positive part of children's growth.  She is thrilled to be teaching in the Caterpillar class!


Our Trainers

Faith Lutheran Church

3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

703.525.9283 (Church)
703.525.1375 (Preschool)

Worship Times

10:00 AM Streaming Worship

We invite you to join us this Sunday.