Anne Marie Schaeffler came on board in September 2016. She is responsbile for curriculum planning and program monitoring for classrooms and the Early Head Start home-based program. Ann Marie works with teachers and service area managers to ensure adherance to state and local requirements and best practice in early childhood education. She has a background in early childhood special education and worked for five years with the DCPS early childhood program to implemement curriculum and provide professional development. She served as an early Intervention Coordinator both for Fairfax County Head Start and DC's Strong Start Program. She received her B.A. in Psychology for the University of Connecticut and a M.A. in Developmental Psychology from George Mason University.