Teachers & Staff
All classes at FPP are taught by experienced and dedicated teachers. They are the heart of the Preschool and create the warm and nurturing environment that allows our children to thrive and grow. Each class has a lead teacher as well as a teacher’s aide. Parents or other caregivers also assist in the classroom once or twice a week throughout the school year. To further their professional development, our teachers attend monthly staff meetings and participate in training programs throughout the year focused on early childhood education and development.
Nini Johnson has served as the Director of Fairfax Presbyterian Preschool since 2007. She is a member of Fairfax Presbyterian Church and the Virginia Cooperative Preschool Council. For almost 30 years, Mrs. Johnson has worked with young children. She began her career as a teaching assistant in Head Start and Montessori programs and later became a lead teacher in her own classes of two and three year olds. She now serves as FPP’s Director and can be seen each morning greeting children and parents as they arrive at school. Mrs. Johnson is always eager and available to speak with current or prospective families about the preschool or their child’s needs.
Linda Carter, Pre-K Teacher
Linda Carter has been teaching for over 15 years and has been at FPP since 2006. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English from Trenton State College and is certified to teach in New Jersey, West Virginia, and Virginia. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Carter has operated a home childcare for 15 years and is active in both Girl and Boy Scouts. She and her husband Jeff have been married for over 20 years and live in Fairfax City with their two children, Elizabeth and Thomas. Both of Mrs. Carter’s children are alumni of FPP.
Linda Nalls, 4 Day 4’s Teacher
Linda Nalls has taught preschool for over 20 years and has been at FPP since 2009. Mrs. Nalls has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and History and has taken coursework towards a Master’s degree in Children’s Literature. She previously worked as a special education teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools and also tutored foster children for Arlington County Social Services for 21 years. She continues to tutor special needs children, work she has done since she was a junior in college. Mrs. Nalls and her husband have two grown sons. She is extremely passionate about teaching and believes in the power of positive language and praise in guiding her students.
Paulette Taylor, 4 Day 4’s Teacher
Paulette Taylor has been teaching for 15 years in various states around the country and has been at FPP since 2011. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. To enhance her teaching skills, Mrs. Taylor has attended NAEYC training programs, The Land of the Letter People training, as well as many varied early childhood workshops. Mrs. Taylor is an Army spouse and enjoys spending quality time with her family. She and her husband have two active children, Chase and Kirsten, who keep them busy attending musical performances as well as dance classes and competitions.
Jennifer Pesansky, 3 Day 4’s Teacher
Jennifer Pesansky joined the teaching staff of FPP in 2016. Mrs. Pesansky has a Bachelors in Elementary Education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, with a minor in Special Education. Mrs. Pesansky has over nine years of dedicated teaching experience in various school settings. She has previously worked as a lead preschool teacher, as well as taught in public schools in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Pesansky and her husband have four children, ranging in age from elementary to high school. In her free time, Mrs. Pesanasky enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs, and being at the beach.
Roxanne Lao, 3 Day 3’s Teacher
Roxanne Lao has taught preschool for over 15 years and been at FPP since 2009. Mrs. Lao graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and earned her certification as an Early Childhood Associate through the CDA National Credentialing Program. She has been married for over 30 years and is a mother to three grown children and a grandmother of two. Mrs. Lao loves working with young children and utilizes her enthusiasm, patience, and nurturing demeanor to inspire children with a joy for learning. She focuses on developing kindness, respect, and patience toward others in each of her young students.
Morgan Crump, 3 Day 3’s and 2 Day 3’s Teacher
Morgan Crump joined the staff of FPP in 2016. Mrs. Crump has a Bachelors and Masters in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Her passion for working with young children led her to a career change, and she is currently pursuing her Early Childhood Development Certificate from Northern Virginia Community College. Mrs. Crump previously served on the FPP Operations Committee and worked as a Parent Helper in the classroom. She and her husband have two children, both of whom attended FPP.
Ann Brobeck, Music and Movement Teacher
Ann Brobeck joined the FPP staff in 2001 and is in charge of the Preschool’s Music and Movement program. All of the Preschool classes participate in Music and Movement at least once each week during the regular school day. Mrs. Brobeck has a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Mary Washington. She was previously the owner and director of a dance school where she taught creative movement, ballet, toe, modern dance, jazz, and tumbling. She also taught movement in a summer program for Gifted and Talented children in the Winchester Public School System. Mrs. Brobeck is a mother of two children, both of whom attended FPP.
Christine Kim, Administrative Assistant
Christine Kim has been managing FPP’s front office since 2007. Mrs. Kim has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law. After graduating law school, she was a law clerk for two years in the Circuit Court of Alexandria before joining a private law firm practice. Mrs. Kim has two children, both of whom attended FPP. She loves playing tennis, traveling, listening to music, making hair accessories, reading, and baking.