Livestream Worship on Sundays at 9 am Traditional and 11 am Contemporary

Staff

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All staff at Sunbeam Children’s Center are qualified child care providers. They hold degrees or have many years of experience working with children and are certified in Pediatric CPR & First Aid. Upon hiring each staff member, we perform a fingerprint based national criminal history search and sex offender check.   We also require each staff member to have 12 hours of enrichment training outside of the classroom per school year.

For a more extensive description of Staff Requirements see our Parent Handbook.

Administrator

veronica staffVeronica McGuin – Director

I moved to Manassas, Virginia in 1982.  I am married to a very special man, Bob. We have shared the last 28 years together and have three sons, Robert, Chris and Andy. We are also grandparents of one very special girl, Natalie Grace. I have been working with children for the past twenty-five years. I have my Infant/Toddler and Preschool Child Development Associate Credential in early childhood education. I also have my Preschool Certification through the Virginia Department of Social Services. I started working for Sunbeam Children's Center in 2009 and decided that this is the place for me. I feel very blessed to be a part of the St. Thomas United Methodist Church, the Sunbeam Children's Center Family and to help spread God's word to all the little Sunbeams that come through our Center year after year. The staff, school and families, new and old, have left an imprint on my heart that can never be erased.

 

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Teresa Rook - Assistant Director 

I am excited to work with your children. I began working at Sunbeam Children’s center in 2004.

I was born in Pennsylvania on September 12; I grew up in Falls Church Virginia. I got married in 1982 and have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. I moved to the City of Manassas in 1990, my children attended Weems, Metz, Osbourn and All Saints.

I graduated from Bishop O’Connell High School. It was then that I began working in childcare. I began in child care centers, than became a Nanny. I graduated from Northern Virginia Community College (N.V.C.C) with an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. I stayed home with my 6 children as I ran a licensed home childcare center. I have taken many training classes from the Fairfax county office for children, Prince William county social services, the Appelbaum training institute, corporate childcare consulting, Kinder Care Fairfax county library and I continue to take training.

Since I love children my hobbies naturally involve them. I was a Girl Scout leader and involved with the Cub and Boy Scouts for over 20 years. I enjoy taking pictures and making books for the children to read. Children love to see their name and pictures in books. I also enjoy the beauty of nature, the plants and animals are amazing to watch.

I believe children learn by exploring during play. Fine motor skills lead to writing. Large motor skills lead to balance and body control. The use of real (empty) containers and props allow for role-playing. Dressing up teaches the skills of dressing ourselves and role playing. Hand – eye coordination, math, working with others and language are just a few of the skills your child will learn while playing .

I believe that I plant the seeds of knowledge, parents and future teachers will continue to nourish and help them to grow.     

Teaching Staff - Day Care

Infant Room:

  • Shirley Henry
  • Consuello Colding
  • Jeanie Koepsell
  • Gasna Thomas

Pre -Toddlers

  • Ellen Carranza
  • Angela Quiroga De Jordan
  • Jenell Poling

Toddlers

  • Emily Cortez-Hernandez
  • Lezly Hernandez Cruz
  • Doris Hernandez
  • Olivia Morton
  • Kim Williams

Two Year Olds

  • Brayden Colding
  • Nancy Hernandez
  • Amy Herrera
  • Jenifer Lizano

Three Year Olds:

  • Nancy Huntington
  • Maisa Jordan
  • Elke Morgan
  • Mackenzie Morgan

Four Year Olds:

  • Isela Paniagua-Chavez
  • Shirley Green
  • Elizabeth Guerrero
  • Arieana Singleton

Kindergarten

  • Matthew Todd-Adrik

Teaching Staff - Preschool

Two & Three Year Olds

  • Jackie Guerrero

Three Year Olds:

  • Melissa Kessler
  • Anna Mazhari

Four Year Olds: 

  • Gina Herr
  • Mackenzie Morgan

Aides

  • Brayden Colding
  • Cynthia Casey-Lopez
  • Mackenzie Morgan
  • Gasna Thomas
  • Kim Williams

 

Worship

We offer both in-person and livestream services on Sundays at 9 am (Traditional) and 11 am (Contemporary)  Please join livestream worship here: Worship Livestream Event 

Contact

St. Thomas UMC
8899 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20110
703-368-5161
info@stthomasumc.org 

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