Meet the Team
Meet Kate and Brian Mulcahy
Your School Owner/Operators
Kate and Brian Mulcahy are the Owner-Operators of 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 (Sebastian-12, Spence-15, and Connar-22). The Mulcahy family resides in McLean, Virginia, just a few miles from the School.
Kate and Brian are actively involved in all operations of Celebree School of Tysons – Jones Branch, and see their commitment to the School as a way to use the skills gained during their careers to serve the families who live and work in the Tysons 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. They are both very excited to have the opportunity to provide the very best early childhood education experience for students, while creating a true sense of community within the School.
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 trainings to ensure she is providing care commensurate with the latest research in the field. She is very excited to bring the Celebree experience to Tysons and is committed to providing the very best foundation for lifelong learning
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.
Jacque Teague-Your School Director
Jacque Teague is an early childhood development specialist and human resources professional in Northern Virginia. Jacque lives in Tysons with her husband, Ben. Jacque loves working with children and has a passion for helping the youngest learners to reach their developmental milestones and obtain new skills. Jacque is excited to draw upon her experience in human resources and working with young children to support the families of Tysons as the Assistant Director of Celebree School of Tysons-Jones Branch.
A native of Brazil, Jacque’s love of children started in her teenage years, when she discovered the joy and sense of fulfillment that young children brought to her life. As a young adult, Jacque volunteered to help with children at her church as well as at an orphanage. Her first professional experience, in childcare, was as a camp counselor at a summer camp. Jacque was also employed for several years by a child recreation department at a resort in Brazil. Jacque also worked as a Human Resources Manager in Brazil from 2011 to 2016.
Jacque’s love of children brought her to the United States, in 2016, as an Au Pair. For two years Jacque provided childcare services to a family in McLean, Virginia with two boys, one of whom has autism. All of Jacque’s unique experiences working with children, including those with special needs, led her to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Development from Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) in 2019.
Jacque graduated summa cum laude from NVCC in May 2021 with her Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. Jacque is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education at George Mason University in Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners, with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education. Jacque is also a graduate of The Methodist University of Piracicaba in Brazil, where she earned her degree in Human Resources in 2011.
Tacey Brown-Director of Accreditation
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.
Sabrina Morais Quezada-Your School Assistant Director
Sabrina Morais Quezada is the Assistant Director at Celebree School of Tysons-Jones Branch. Sabrina is a native of Brazil and has always enjoyed spending time with children. It was her love of working with young children and her adventurous spirit that brought her to Northern Virginia five years ago as an au pair. Prior to coming to the United States, Sabrina had worked with young children as a teacher and volunteer in multiple early childhood programs in Brazil. Sabrina also spent time working as a legislative aid in Brazil’s capital city of Sao Paolo.
Sabrina holds a bachelor’s degree from Methodist University in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she studied languages, finance and business. Sabrina also holds her Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition. Sabrina is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Sabrina’s education and professional experience both in early childhood and government relations have given her the tools to be a effective trainer and mentor to our staff. Sabrina is a natural leader with a passion for customer service and truly enjoys working with families to support their children in achieving their full potential.
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I began taking my daughter to Celebree when she was 9 months old. As a new mom, dropping my baby off with "strangers" was tough but Ms. Laura made & continues to make the experience enjoyable! Each day Ms. Laura takes time to tell me how my daughter's day went, what she did & anything funny or cute she did during her time there. You can tell that she truly loves kids & enjoys watching my daughter grow, change & learn, just like my husband & I do & what more could you ask for in a caregiver then to love & enjoy your child as much as you do! Thank you Celebree & Ms. Laura!
For children, change can be challenging, scary or unnerving requiring time for adjustment. My husband and I have been very appreciative of his teacher, Ms. Kristen, and the care she has shown our little one a new friend at Celebree. From providing useful suggestions on how we can work with my son at home to updates about his day, Ms. Kristen's patience, professionalism and attentiveness are priceless. Thank you Ms. Kristen and the request of the caring team at Celebree!
Amy and Nicole are amazing to Amelia and all of the other friends in the Kindergarten Readiness classroom at Celebree Ellicott City. Both Amy and Nicole adhere to the Celebree motto to protect, educate, and nurture. Amelia has shown so much progress since being in the KR Classroom. Her penmanship has improved steadily, and we are working on reading! Arts and crafts that stimulate the children's minds and critical thinking skills are always present, and the lesson planning is quite obviously thoughtful and relevant. Amy and Nicole have infinite patience, kindness, and fairness; they truly are invaluable assets to the Celebree Team. They deserve all the praise they receive and more. So often in our daily lives we forget to thank the people who have the most impact on us and our children's lives". I want to take this time to recognize the fantastic job the Amy, Nicole and the entire Celebree Ellicott City Team does to ensure that our children are prepared to face Kindergarten".and beyond.
I ask my daughter often if she likes her teachers. She always answers yes. I then follow up with asking "˜Why?' I get various answers, but just yesterday she said "Because I love Ms. Jessica and she loves me." I know there is a lot that goes on between the kids and teachers that I don't experience first hand, but when my daughter tells me that she loves her teacher, hugs her goodbye, sits on her lap during reading time, and generally is very happy to be near her, it makes me feel that this is the right place for her to grow.
Our five-year-old absolutely loved going to Pre-K at Celebree. Her teachers were incredibly loving and enthusiastic and she was reading by the time she graduated. We recently moved to North Carolina and our daughter is well ahead of her peers because of the education she received at Celebree in Crofton. The facility is beautiful and cheerful...can't say enough good things about our experience there.
My son has been attending since he was two. They love, care for and teach the children like their own.
My son's first experience at a "school" environment. Teachers are wonderful, they sincerely care about his health and development. He actually looks forward to going to school. Curriculum is engaging and daily reports help support his learning at home as well. A+
Great teachers with great personalities. I fully trust my child here.
My son loves his daycare. He is 14 months, and is socializing well. It is a great feeling to know your child is safe and happy while both his parents are at work.
Celebree is the best place for children to learn and play and be cared for while parents are at work. My daughter started there at 8 weeks and she is 8 months old now. She loves her teachers so much. Every morning she squeals and smiles when we enter her classroom. The teachers are very experienced and kind to not just the children, but us parents too. They do crafts and take pictures, and have lesson plans even for the infant room. It is a very professional. establishment.
Our daughter attended Celebree for preschool for a little over a year. In general the staff were caring and you could tell that the vast majority of the staff were there for the right reasons".
My daughter has been attending "school" at Celebree for almost a year now and we love it there. The director is phenomenal and it warms my heart to see my little girl run up to her and give her a huge hug every time we see her. The curriculum is fantastic and really helps young kids learn through fun activities - of which by the way, there are a lot of!
My son started at Celebree when he was 3 going on 4 and he just graduated from the pre-K class! Celebree has really been an extension of our family!!!! They loved, nurtured and educated my son well past my expectations! Everyone is great from the Director Ms. Natasha to each classroom teacher and teacher's assistant! I am looking forward to my son having a great year in kindergarten thanks to his Pre-K teacher Ms. Amy!!!!
Celebree in Bowie, MD is one of the best childcare centers I have ever enrolled my child in. The director and Asst. director genuinely care about each and every child.
Our family has been at Celebree for over 4 years...LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. The teachers are very hands on and provide a nurturing environment for our children. Our oldest son is preparing for Kindergarten in the fall and Celebree has helped him to excel in both reading and writing.
Beautiful Location. New facility with warm and friendly staff.
We love Celebree!!!! Best child care center I have ever visited. The teachers are loving, caring and really take the time to provide the best education the children.
Top notch education program and teachers care about the kids. The variety of activities keep my little one engaged and she loves to go to school everyday!
The hours are great and the teachers do genuinely care about their kids
Absolutely love this place. The staff are all friendly and helpful, my child is happy and healthy. They really take pride in including the parent in their child's education.
My little 2-year girl is doing so well there, they are very friendly and nice. The place is clean and organized. They are taking very good care of her.
Nice teachers and active learning program. Wears out the little one so parents can enjoy a quieter kid after work.
Bel Air 2
Teaches your children a lot more than the school system does. Child is 4 and knows a lot more than 1st graders in the area thanks to Celebree.
My 3-year-old is so excited to attend Celebree. The teachers are polite and communicate with parents. My daughter is learning what BCPS Kindergarten students are in school.
Very nice center, nice open atmosphere, very friendly staff.
Nice and Secure, very nice staff, rates are good, hours are GREAT, just started but I'm very happy with my choice for my little 4 year old girl
My son has been at this Celebree since he was 10 months old. I, like many was very was nervous to put him in any type of daycare system. I went to several other day cares to check them out and Celebree of Forest Hill was by far the best!! What won me over in the beginning was the fact that they had cameras in every classroom, only parents and staff are allowed access to where the kids are, the staff being as friendly as they are, and how clean the place was.
Forest Hill 2
Parenting is hard; Celebree makes it easier. As if life wasn't difficult enough with a new baby, soon after having my daughter, my husband was laid off. Celebree worked with us to delay my daughter's start date while my husband was home looking for work and ensuring that we wouldn't lose her place...
Forest Hill 3
My son has been attending since Oct. 2014 and seems to be enjoying himself. I feel comfortable there too. They have a great group of teachers, the Director and assistant director are super nice.
I love Celebree!