Kate and Brian Mulcahy
Your School Owner/Operators
Kate and Brian Mulcahy are the Owner-Operators of Celebree School of National Landing and Celebree School of Tysons-Jones Branch. Kate grew up in Florida and moved to the Washington, DC area after graduating from law school in 1996, and Brian was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Kate and Brian met in 2017 and married in 2018, creating a blended family with their three boys. The Mulcahy family resides in McLean, Virginia, just a few miles from both of their Celebree Schools.
Kate and Brian are actively involved in all operations of their Celebree Schools and use the skills gained during their careers to serve the families who live and work in their local community. Kate practiced corporate law for 18 years and Brian was a senior contracting officer with the federal government for 30 years, before they decided to take on the challenge of opening Celebree School of Tysons-Jones Branch. After being open for less than two years, Celebree School of Tysons-Jones Branch has developed a stellar reputation due to the Mulcahys commitment to their management team and teachers. Kate and Brian are very excited to bring this same experience to the families of National Landing.
Kate is a graduate of The University of the South where she received her B.A. in Political Science, with honors, in 1991. She received her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1994 and her LL.M. in Banking and Securities Law from Boston University School of Law in 1996. Brian is a graduate of George Mason University where he received his B.S. in Psychology in 1987.
Erin Masick-Chief Operating Officer
Erin grew up in Northern Virginia and has lived in many states as a military spouse. Erin and her husband, Erik, as well as daughters, Elliana and Caroline, are excited to settle into their forever home back here in Northern Virginia.
Erin began working in the early childhood education industry in 2003 as an infant and toddler teacher before moving into a supervisory role in 2005. She has several years of experience in education administration and has worked as a school director at multiple schools. Erin is passionate about helping teachers earn their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and serves as a Professional Development Specialist for the Council of Professional Recognition. She is also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and attends and participates in training to ensure she is providing care commensurate with the latest research in the field.
In 2021 Erin joined the Mulcahys as the Director of Celebree School of Tysons-Jones Branch. Erin has been responsible for creating a warm atmosphere and upholding the highest level of early childhood education at the school. Erin was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2022 and is committed to ensuring a consistent experience for the families at both schools.
Erin is a graduate of George Mason University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in Early Childhood Education in 2010 and her Master of Education degree in Special Education from George Mason University in 2019.
Tacey Brown-School Director
Tacey Brown is currently the Director of Accreditation at Celebree School of Tysons-Jones Branch and is transitioning to become the School Director of Celebree School of National Landing in the Spring of 2023. Tacey joined Celebree School of Tysons in 2021 as a Lead Teacher and Curriculum Mentor and has quickly shown herself to be an excellent leader and mentor with a true passion for early childhood education and working with children. Tacey started her career working with children six years ago and believes that children learn best through play with the structure of the Creative Curriculum. Tacey works with our teachers to incorporate as much music and movement and art in the school day as possible. She also coaches the teachers to help children to develop their social-emotional skills
Tacey has an associate’s degree from Northern Virginia Community College and is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at George Mason University. Tacey is a lifelong learner and is always attending conferences and online trainings to learn more about the latest studies and research on early childhood development and education.
Tacey’s experience, positive personality and love of learning truly make her a wonderful partner to our families and teachers to ensure that our students have the best experience in their early preschool years.