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Preschool Staff

Preschool Director: Ressa Jones. Ressa is a long-time preschool educator and is thrilled to have been named Director of Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool.  She has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education and has taught in private and public schools in Alexandria and Fairfax County for over a decade.  Ressa was inspired by her experience teaching at EPS this past year and is eager to continue her work here in her new role.

Ressa lives with her husband and two children in Alexandria. In her elusive spare time she enjoys music, reading, yoga, art and gardening. Ressa loves nature and animals, and especially enjoys encouraging children's curiosity about the natural world.


Office Administrator: Dawn Doucette. Dawn has more than 10 years experience in non-profit marketing. She has a BA in English with a minor in Women’s Studies from Franklin & Marshall College. Most recently, Dawn enjoyed five years as a stay-at-home mom to her two children – Owen, a current EPS student, and Charlotte, an EPS alum and current SSSAS student. She served as the 2014 EPS Fall Fundraiser Chair, a 2015 EPS Spring Fundraiser donations team member, and a room parent for two years.

Dawn lives in Alexandria with her family. In her free time, she enjoys Pilates, baking, traveling and spending time with her family.