Theresa Hamilton, Interim Director
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Theresa has an Associates degree in Applied Science and Early Childhood Education. She started as a preschool teacher for 4-year olds, and worked her way up to serve as a Child Development Center Director for 12 years in Ohio and West Virginia. Her longest tenure was directing Teddy Bear Day Care and Preschool in Virginia, across from George Mason University. After retirement, Theresa joined the workforce yet again to work with Donna Mason at St. Alban's Early Childhood Center as the Program Coordinator, and now joins Embassy Row Child Development Center as our Interim Director. She is excited to work with the awesome staff and families of ERCDC!
Jess Lawson, Interim Operations Manager
Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Jess earned a bachelor's degree from American University in Sociology and Education. After graduating, Jess served as Lead Program Manager for a DC education non-profit using creative writing and poetry with incarcerated youth. For the past 3.5 years, Jess was the Program Director for Embassy Church. In her role, she supervised all church ministries, managed building operations and maintenance, planned and coordinated events, and managed daily administrative tasks.
In 2016, Jess was a foundational member establishing the Embassy Row Child Development Center we know and love. She is excited about the opportunity to work even closer with ERCDC families and staff!