Anne Harrison, Director
I am originally from Gloucestershire, England. I graduated in Early Childhood Education from Gloucestershire College. In 1984 I moved to the United States. I have been working for the KLC/CCLC family of schools since January 1995, and have been a director since 1999. I have worked through the process of NAEYC Accreditation at all levels, and I enjoy the challenge of maintaining those standards on a daily basis as well as empowering our team to exceed them.
My husband and I have two beautiful daughters. Our dog and hamster complete our family. Away from work I enjoy spending time at home with my family and friends. I, also, love to read. My other spare time is taken up by either watching one daughter on the soccer field or the other one on the basketball court.
Tonya Henderson, Assistant Director at Copeley
I moved from North Carolina and settled in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2003. I took a position with Albemarle County Schools as a teaching assistant to the first and second graders and was the site facilitator for one of the local after school programs. I completed my Associate in Education from Piedmont Community College in 2010 and will be attending Ashford University to earn my Bachelors in Education. My philosophy is that each child deserves a school in their community where they can be safe, healthy, supported and engaged.
My passion for teaching began in 1996 when I taught preschool in Italy. Since then I have been able to share my love for teaching with children of various ages. I found my home at the University of Virginia's Child Development Center in 2006 where I taught preschool and was the Program Specialist until my current position as Assistant Director for the Two to Five Year Old Center. The best part of my job is watching the children we care for grow and reach those important milestones in their lives.
I love to travel and experience new places, and spend time with my family. In my spare time I practice perfecting my photography skills on my cutest subject, my grandson.
Sara Albrecht, Program Specialist at Copeley
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. I attended the Pennsylvania State University where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a Children Youth and Family Services option. During my time at Penn State I had the opportunity to work at the Penn State Child Development Lab working with preschoolers. I did my internship at a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk, underprivileged youth. After graduating in 2004, I ventured down to Charlottesville, Virginia and started working at the University of Virginia Child Development Center. I have held several positions at the Center including Pre-K Teacher, Enrichment Teacher and my current position as the Program Specialist at the Two to Five Year Old Center. I enjoy working here with all the teachers, staff, children and families.
I was married in October 2010. My husband and I own a home in Southern Albemarle County. I have two wonderful dogs that I adopted from the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA.
Tammy Burdge, Assistant Director at Earhart
I moved from Randolph, New Jersey to Charlottesville, Virginia in 2011. I have been in the childcare field since 1995 and worked with children of all ages. I started with KLC in 2006 first as a preschool teacher and now as assistant director of the Infant and Toddler Center. I worked with special needs children for six of those years.
I have my Associates Degree in Science with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the County College of Morris and my Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. I am near completion of my Masters Degree in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education from Liberty University.
My family consists of my mom, dad, sister, nephew and my dog. In my free time I like to go to the beach, watch movies and spend quality time with friends and family.
Kim Fincannon, Program Specialist at Earhart
I moved from Ohio to Charlottesville, Virginia in 2010 and have been working as an infant and toddler teacher ever since. I worked in child care for over 23 years in Ohio as both a teacher and an assistant director. Currently, I am working as the Program Specialist at the University of Virginia Child Development Center Infant and Toddler Center.
I am taking online classes to earn my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Needs at Rasmussen. I enjoy fishing, hunting, cooking, spending time with my family, and traveling. I think I have the greatest job – working with children!
Taryn Evans, Administrator Coordinator
I grew up on a large farm in rural Pennsylvania. Agriculture was very important to our way of life. I studied it throughout high school and graduated with a specialty in Horticulture. I earned my Bachelors of Science from Delaware Valley College with a degree in Secondary Education Agriculture. I have been working at the University of Virginia Child Development Center since 2006. It provides me the opportunity to link my personal love of agriculture with my passion of educating children. I enjoy helping children discover the connection between agriculture and their daily lives.