Executive Director: Fahemeh Pirzadeh
Fahemeh earned Master's degrees in Education and Library Sciences from Indiana State University. Fahemeh joined the staff of RCC in 1987, beginning as a preschool teacher. She went on to hold roles as Program Coordinator for the Preschool Program, Program Director of the Infant and Toddler program, and as Deputy Director of RCC. Having spent over 30 years working in the field of education, Fahemeh became Executive Director of RCC in 2004. She has served as a validator for the NAEYC Accreditation Program and she is also a state CDA Trainer. Fahemeh served as Co-President of the NVAEYC and is currently serving as Past-President. She is a FCPS Board member on the Successful Children and Youth Policy team, as well as the FCPS School Readiness Program.
Program Director, Infant and Toddler Program: Ashley Taylor
Ashley earned a degree in Communications from Wake Forest University and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Curriculum and Development. Ashley joined RCC in 2010, before becoming Infant & Toddler Program Director she held the roles as Infant & Toddler Lead Teacher and Infant & Toddler Program Coordinator.
Program Director, Preschool Programs: Susan Hurley
Susan earned a B.A in Psychology and Liberal Studies. Having joined RCC in 1986, Susan has held roles at RCC in the Part Day Preschool Program, curriculum development, and in the Full Day Preschool, before becoming Preschool Programs Director.
Program Director, School Age Programs: Shanen Elliott
Shanen earned dual degrees in sports management and psychology at Virginia Tech after growing up and attending schools in Reston. Shanen has been a proud member of the RCC staff since 2002. He enjoys his role as Preschool PE Teacher and as the School Age Program and Summer Camp Director since 2007.