Our Teachers

    • Carren Adler
      Director & Teacher, 2s, 3s, and 4s classes

      Carren Adler

      Director & Teacher, 2s, 3s, and 4s classes

      Carren teaches the 2 year-old, 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes at WLCN and has been with the school since 2002. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, as well as a Master’s Degree in School Guidance and Counseling. She previously taught a 3-year-old class for a year and two summer programs at a Montessori school. Carren also taught 1st and 2nd grades for five years in Montgomery County Public Schools. She left Montgomery County to tutor while raising her two children.

    • Tamara Heffner
      Assistant Teacher, 2s and 3s classes

      Tamara Heffner

      Assistant Teacher, 2s and 3s classes

      Miss Tammie has four years of experience working with special needs children at a daycare center in Virginia. She has actively volunteered at her children’s schools, and she worked as a substitute teacher for her daughter’s elementary school in Texas.   Miss Tammie has a certificate in Surgical Technology from Northern Virginia Community College.

    • Jessica Petree
      Assistant Teacher, 4s Class

      Jessica Petree

      Assistant Teacher, 4s Class

      Jessica joined the school in September 2016.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a 7-9 extension in English, as well as a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies.  She has held a Maryland Teaching Certificate in grades K-12, and has 10 years of experience teaching and coaching children of varying grade levels in Harford and Baltimore Counties, as well as in a private school in Baltimore City. Most recently, she has enjoyed coaching her twins’ tee ball and soccer teams, as well as leading her oldest son’s den for Cub Scouts.

    • Miss Carren is terrific with the kids, warm and endlessly patient.

      The Michalke Family
    • My daughter has made great friends, has learned so much, and is always excited to share her milestones with her teachers, Ms. Tammie and Ms. Carren. I love knowing she is in loving hands everyday.

      The Nelson Family
    • WLCN has a nurturing environment and amazing staff which has made my little one come out his shell.

      The Johnson Family
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