Administrative Director

Carmen McMahon

Administrative Director

Hello, my name is Mrs. McMahon. I was the director at Good Beginnings School in Reston since 1997. After our Reston campus closed in June of 2017, I transferred here to the Stone Ridge campus. Though born in New England (Connecticut), I was raised in New Jersey, Connecticut, Northern California, Maryland, Southern California, Southern Florida, with a 4 year stint overseas in Spain, back to Southern Florida and then back to Maryland. My father was a career military officer enabling us to experience many regions, peoples and cultures. Our usual mode of transportation of choice (his) was automobile, so, needless to say, our nationwide trek across this continent – back and forth – and our European trek throughout Spain, Portugal, France and Italy was bonding, eventful and educational! I finally graduated from my third (!) high school in Maryland in 1970 and ran off to college in California to the University of San Diego. My declared philosophy major ended up with my switching schools to Berean Bible College where I received my degree in Education, Administration and Missions in 1975.

I married in 1976, moved to Missouri and worked at Shepherdsfield School in Fulton from 1979-1984 in the preschool department and substituted regularly in kindergarten. We moved back to the California desert where I co-directed the preschool program at Wee Wildewood Preschool in Palm Springs from 1986-1990 (and received Montessori certification in 1988). Throughout these years 1986-1992 our entire little family also worked with Native Americans and held summer camp programs with Black Buffalo of North American Indian Missions, Inc. (I mainly had upper elementary girls where we all camped out in wagon trains!) In 1992 we moved to Virginia where I directed Children’s World Learning Center in Reston from 1993-1997; in 1998 through 2014 I mentored junior high girls in an annual 10 month program every weekend and also began volunteering in our church’s food pantry since 1997 and continue to do so presently. In 1997 I came to GBS and have yet to regret that decision! We have 5 grown children with 9 grandchildren…and counting! I enjoy cooking, gardening, traveling, the ocean, reading, hiking, and an occasional movie.


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