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 5-year-old daughter.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.

Penny Ott

Atelierista (Art Teacher)

The mother of two FLP grads, freelance artist, and an Ohio native, 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.

Chandra Olsson

Caterpillar Teacher, Monkey Teacher

Chandra, the mother of two FLP grads, graduated from The University of Virginia with a BA in Sociology and then from Virginia Commonwealth University with a master's in social work.  She has enjoyed working with young children through co-op playgroups, volunteering as a room parent and at her children's elementary school .

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.

Rose Murphy

Frog Teacher

Rose Murphy has 20 years of teaching experience in art and early childhood education. She received a degree in fine art and continues to take courses in early childhood education. Rose enjoys the creativity in open-ended projects that provide the individually of each child. She has a special interest in the Reggio Emilia approach and continues to learn about the philosophy and its many creative techniques. Rose lives with her husband and two teenage sons. She loves spending time with her family and Shih-poo, Lucy.

Lauren Coyle

Lizard Teacher, Kangaroo Teacher

Lauren is the mom of two FLP grads and a current FLP student.  She holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has worked with both adults and children.   She is active in Girl Scouts and has been a Parent Representative here at FLP.

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.

Ellen Blair

S.T.E.M. Teacher

Ellen is the mother of two FLP grads.  She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in English Literature and from George Mason University with an M.Ed. in Special Education (Learning Disabilities.)    She taught in Arlington Public Schools for nine years and is thrilled to be the S.T.E.M. teacher at FLP!


Trish Montgomery

Lizard Teacher, Kangaroo 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, 3s teacher, and 4s teacher.  Now a 2s teacher - what's next!?

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 deVore

Fish Teacher

Jennifer, the mother of two FLP grads and one current FLP student, graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s in chemistry and a minor in Political Science which lead her to many wonderful years working in intellectual property.  She is pursuing a career with our amazing preschool population after years of working at other preschools and parenting one child with disabilities.

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 and two sons Brad and Jared.

Shelby Hadsell

Lizard Teacher, Monkey Teacher

Shelby is a proud mother of four, her youngest being a recent FLP grad.  She has lived with her family in Arlington for over 8 years.  She has worked as a teacher's aide in public, private and therapeutic day schools for over 10 years in both Fairfax and Arlington Counties.

Groovy Nate

Music Teacher

Groovy Nate is a children’s performer and Wolf Trap Teaching Artist who blends music, puppet skits, movement, and comedy into one groovy experience!  Nate also taught Music Together classes, and for the past nine years has performed at birthday parties in the DMV area.  Groovy Nate attended Howard University with a major in jazz studies and a minor in guitar.  Check out his website to learn more about him!

Our Trainers

Faith Lutheran Church

3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

703.525.9283 (Church)
703.525.1375 (Preschool)

Worship Times

8:00 AM (Traditional Service with Organ)
9:30 AM (Praise Service with Band)
11:00 AM (Blended - Piano and Organ)

We invite you to join us this Sunday.