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Meet the BEECC Faculty


Ora Cohen Rosenfeld
Director
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Schools have always been Ora’s second home, as a teacher and then as the director of day schools, supplementary schools, and preschools in Boston, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and now Virginia. Most recently, Ora was the Early Childhood Director at the Bender JCC in Rockville and worked as a preschool educational consultant for Growing Minds. Ora lives in Maryland with her husband Reuben and has three sons. 

See more about Ora on the Beth Emeth Leader bios page.

Renee Williams
BEECC Administrator
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Renee has been with BEECC for 15+ years and loves every minute of it because it is impossible to have a bad day when you are surrounded by smiling, happy children! Originally from a small town in Western Maryland, she now lives in Sterling, VA, with her husband, Greg. They have two adult children, two grandsons and a grand-puppy. When she’s not at BEECC, most of her free time is spent playing with her grandchildren. 

Jenn Johnson
Bet Teacher 
(2-3 Year-Olds)

Jenn is originally from New England and moved to Virginia over 25 years ago. Jenn is married and had two daughters. Jenn has been an preschool teacher assistant and teacher for a total of 9 years. In her spare time she likes to take nature walks with her family, travel to New England, knit, and read. 

Jenny Cho
Bet Assistant Teacher
(2-3 Year Olds)

My name is Yoonmin Cho and my English name is Jenny. I came to United States when I was 10 years old and have been living in United States for over 30 years. I studied piano since I was 6 years old and I came to United States to study piano, as it was my Mom's big dream to make me a pianist. I went to Manhattan Music pre-college when I was in middle school in NYC, and LaGuardia Music and Performing Arts High school. I graduated from Caldwell University with major in Music and early childhood education as my minor.  I lived in New Jersey for over 30 years, and moved to Fairfax Virginia 2 years ago.

I worked in Korean language school for 9 years and I have been teaching piano over 20 years, continuing today. I love being a teacher and I love what I do as a piano teacher and a preschool teacher. I also have two beautiful kids and I love teaching and working with children especially little ones.

This  is my first year working in BEECC and I am very excited and looking forward to meet new students. I think it is very important to know how to teach children, but even more important that we, love and care for them. I also learn from the children and it is very important to communicate with them as well because they are creative thinkers and they are so precious!

Neta Litvin
Gimel 2 Teacher
(3-4 Year Olds)

Neta has been involved with children's education across Reston’s Jewish congregations for over a decade. She works at NVHC religious school, teaching Hebrew (3-6 grade) as well as cooking, art, and photography (7-12 grades).

As a native Israeli Sabra, Neta brings an extensive knowledge of Hebrew and Israeli culture. She has a degree in Applied Art, Communication Design, and a wide range of hobbies and interests, including playing classical guitar, photography, painting, cooking, nature, spirituality, hiking, and swimming. Neta lives in Reston, and has 2 children, Alison and Daniel, both in their 20s. 

Neta states, "I love being around young children. I love their pure energy, and natural curiosity and zest for life. I love watching their beautiful process of exploration, the thinking, the figuring out, trying out, keeping at it, adjusting, until satisfied. My role in the classroom is to allow and support the flow of their natural process to learn, and to give them a conscious understanding of how capable, powerful, important, worthy, and invincible they are. I believe self-empowerment is the greatest gift I can give to a child. I am completely in sync with Reggio’s approach about children and their learning. I see myself as their inspiring learning partner; we are all in this together! I will stand back as their most avid cheerleader, allowing and encouraging the children to shine. I’m excited to continue with the BEECC family!"


Meghan Keyes
 
Gimel 1 Teacher
(3-4 Year Olds)

Meghan has been volunteering and working with children for a little over six years. Over the years she has worked in a few different childcare and educational environments. Those environments included a youth program at a community center, a lead teacher at a Goddard School, and most recently nannying for a family of four. With working in these environments, she learned she had a passion for teaching, so she decided to get her degree in Early Childhood Development from Purdue University Global. Her favorite reason for teaching is being able to support a child in their social and educational development.

Meghan loves seeing children grow, learn, and develop different skills throughout the school year. She is very excited to join BEECC and to teach in a Reggio Inspired environment. She’s a big believer in the Reggio Philosophy and believes children are capable of anything they put their minds to!

In her personal time she loves to pamper her bearded dragon Mulder and spend time with her niece and nephew. She also like to spend time outside, create different art projects, and follow her favorite football team The Cleveland Browns.

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Becky Frank
Dalet Teacher
(4-5 Year Olds)

Becky grew up in Miami, but fell in love with Virginia (and her husband) as an undergraduate at UVA, and never left. She adores working with children, and before joining BEECC in 2019, spent 8 years as an elementary school substitute teacher for FCPS, and another 8 as a stay-at-home parent. Before having kids, she worked with an environmental non-profit, where she helped teach the public (and children) about the importance of protecting our natural resources. She loves hugging trees!

In her spare time, Becky loves reading, traveling with her family (when possible), watching old movies, playing board games, embarrassing her children by breaking out into spontaneous singing, and leading her daughter's Girl Scout troop. Both of her kids - now in high school and college - started their education at BEECC, and had a warm, happy and enriching experience. Becky is thrilled to be teaching here in person again! 


Abby Goldman

Dalet Teacher
(4-5 Year Olds)

Abby received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Maryland, as well as a Master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University.  She has been working with young children for 20 years in various settings, with the most recent one being 13 years teaching Head Start in Fairfax County Public Schools.  

Abby has two children, both of whom are in elementary school.   She loves to spend her free time doing some sort of activity outdoors, but also enjoys just cuddling on the couch watching a movie with her family. She has a passion for teaching and guiding children in their exploration of the world around them.  She  believes all children are capable of amazing things and can't wait to see what amazing things your children will do! 


Erika Masini

Extended Care Lead Teacher

Erika is a native New Yorker but currently live in Sterling Virginia with her husband Joe and son Michael.  Michael is 15 years old and is starting 10th grade.  He has a black belt in Taekwondo, enjoys practicing piano and playing tennis and soccer.
Erika received her degree at Long Island University. She has been teaching early childhood education for 10 years now.  She enjoys working with children and loves seeing them blossom and excel. She looks forward to getting to know you and your child.

 

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