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Meet the Staff

We feel blessed to have a team of teachers who love children, enjoy working together and all have the common goal of fostering kind and happy kiddos who are developing through the stages of preschool growth.  Take a moment to read about our teachers below. 


Angela Helge,
Director &

Music Teacher

Experience: 20+ Years in Preschool Education

Hobbies: Sewing, Knitting and Music

I love this preschool!  I have been a member of LPC since 2009 and became involved with the preschool and the Christian Education committee of the church about a year later.  I received my teaching degree many years ago from Rhode Island College and always knew that educating children was my passion and that I would spend my life doing this in one way or another.  This has held true whether in the classroom, with our two girls (now 18 and 15), with the children of the church or the girl scouts.  Taking on the role of the preschool director has just given me more joy as I now get to support the teachers in our school while still teaching music every week. This is a special place to be!!


Tera Quink,
Turtles/Whales (2s) Teacher and STEAM Assistant


Experience: Second year at LPCP

Hobbies: Reading, Crocheting and Hiking

I am so excited to be a part of the Turtles, Whales and Stingray classes this year! I have always loved children and have found teaching preschool to be quite a rewarding job for this time of my life.

My husband and I met at West Point when we joined the Army but moved to Leesburg 7 years ago. We have 3 kids ages 11, 9, & 7!  We love spending most of our free time at softball and baseball fields.

I am looking forward to another great year!


Charlotte Yeglic,
Turtles/Whales (2s) Teacher 


Experience: Second year at LPCP

Hobbies: Hiking, Skiing and Being active with my family and dog


I have been involved with LPC preschool for many years while my two kiddos (now third graders) were attending and even after they moved on. I have enjoyed being a substitute teacher, parent board member and also the bookkeeper for many years. I am happy to be teaching the 2s because playing, learning and staying on the move with the kids is so enjoyable.

My own twins keep me very busy in their many sporting and scouting activities. 

Before moving to the metro area with my husband Joe in 2006  and then to Leesburg in 2015, I was born and raised in Augusta, GA where my mom was a teacher and I got my degree in business administration.

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Mary Ann Bischoff,
Whales (2s) Assistant Teacher


Experience:  Second year at LPCP


In 2022 my husband and I moved from New Jersey to Loudoun County to be near our son, daughter-in-aw and our first grandchild, Ethan.

I was an active member of our NJ church playing piano for the Sunday School and serving as a deacon.  Once Ethan was born I decided to spend my retirement from healthcare taking care of him each day. Now that we have been working on learning new words, eating new foods, and talking about potty training I was ready to enjoy those same activities with our Whales while Ethan is in his own preschool class. I am thrilled we found Leesburg Presbyterian Church and LPCP.


Susan Humphrey
Sea Stars (3s) Teacher


Experience: 9+ years in preschool education


For many years I volunteered at my children’s schools, sports teams and clubs. I also volunteered as a tutor at an inner city elementary school. I recently retired from the public schools in Connecticut, where I worked as a special education instructional assistant in the inclusive pre-K program. Prior to that, I was a substitute teacher for pre-K - 12.
I relocated to Virginia in April to be close to my family and my grandchildren.

I am very excited to start the school year and meet the students, their families and working with the wonderful staff at LPCP. I know that it will be a rewarding year of learning, playing and making new friends!


DeLani Mathias,
Sea Stars (3s) Teacher


Experience: Second year at LPCP 

Hobbies: Hiking, Running and Photography


LPC Preschool holds a special place in my heart because when my husband, 3 beautiful children and I moved to Leesburg in 2019 we enrolled our youngest child in the 3’s class.

My passion has always been working with children, which I enjoyed as a school counselor for children ages 3-12, after getting my undergrad and graduate degrees from JMU and earning my MEd/EdS degree in school counseling.

My kiddos keep me very busy on the ball fields and horse rings (which I love).


Deena Faust,
Pre-K Penguins Teacher

Experience: First year at LPCP - 9 years teaching in the public schools

Hobbies: Gardening, Biking and playing outside with my kids

I am so excited to be a part of the LPCP family! 

After earning my Masters in Elementary and Special Education from UVA, I spent many years teaching in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, both as a first grade teacher and as a special education teacher.  We moved to Leesburg in 2018 and just love it here! I took a few years off from teaching to be home with my boys (now 7, 5, and 2), and I am thrilled to be back working with young students again!  

When I am not at school, I love to spend time working in my garden or being outside with my husband and our boys. 


Shanan Burnside,

Pre-K Penguins Teacher

Experience: 5 years at LPCP

Hobbies: Reading, Hiking and Traveling

I have been an active member of Leesburg Presbyterian Church for 12 years. I enjoy being on the Membership and Evangelism committee, serving as an usher and faithfully volunteering at VBS.  Our youngest daughter Abby attended LPCP so when Angela asked me to join the teaching team, it was an easy yes since the preschool is the reason we joined this church with my husband John and older daughter Erin.

I was born in El Paso, TX but moved around a lot with my dad as a career Army officer. I enjoyed this opportunity to travel and see so many wonderful parts of the country before settling in NoVA in the late 80’s. 


Becky Remy,
Stingray STEAM Teacher

Experience: 12+ Years in Early Childhood

Hobbies: Spending time with family, Traveling, Reading and Baking


I received my B.S.Ed. from the University of Miami . Although I loved teaching my first graders, I ultimately decided to stay home to raise my (4) children. However, I continued to spend time in the classroom over the years, doing everything from room mom to helping students one-on-one every week. I am so happy to be back in the LPCP classroom again this year. Preschoolers are always excited to learn and eager to explore their new world which makes my job so much fun! 

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