Our School: Staff

DIRECTOR - Kristen Cunningham
Kristen Cunningham (Ms. Kristen)Ms. Kristen has a long history as an educator and an administrator - most recently as an Assistant Principal in Falls Church and as an Administrator at the Madison Center Cooperative Playgroup. She and her husband have three children and a dog who keep them very busy. They have boy/girl twins in High School and a daughter in College at Marquette University. They all play sports and are quite adventurous. Ms. Kristen remembers preschool as one of her favorite times with her own kids and can't wait to share it with you!

Assistant to the Director - Amy Ruff (Ms. Amy)

Amy Ruff (Ms. Amy) Ms Amy serves as the Assistant to the Director. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1999 at Clemson University. Following graduation, she began teaching at Blessed Sacrament School in Washington, D.C., where she taught fifth grade, all core subjects, for six years. While raising her three children, she became a co-oping parent at Dulin Cooperative Preschool, as well as the membership and safety board member and a Virginia Cooperative Preschool Council Delegate. Ms. Amy began serving as the Events Lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in 2013. She will be working in the Director’s office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. Ms. Amy looks forward to working with all of the RSCP families.


Our 7 Staff members share a combined teaching experience of over 25 years!  Our teachers meet all qualifications of the Arlington County and State Licensing requirements as well as hold certifications in First Aid, CPR and Medication Administration.  The RSCP teachers have a wealth of experience teaching young learners and continue to grow in their knowledge through professional coursework each year.  Not only are they qualified, they are dedicated, they love teaching and they truly love young children.  Look no further - you have found the best!