Child Development Center

Our Staff

Child Development Center Director

Zakia Charfi

Zakia Charfi

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Administrator CDC

I joined the AU Child Development Center in June 1992. I have a MA in Early Childhood Education, a teaching Certificate in Elementary Education and over 30 years of experience in private and public Elementary and Preschool settings. I feel privilege... [More]

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Full-time Child Development Center Staff

Marie-Lucie Argant

Marie-Lucie Argant

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CDC Teacher

I am a teacher in the Orange Room and this is my 18th year at the CDC. Prior to working at American University, I lived in Boston and attended The University of Massachusetts in Boston. I have over 25 years of experience in a variety of childcare pro... [More]

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Veronica Chirlin

Veronica Chirlin

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CDC Teacher

As a local native, I began my experience at the Child Development Center as a volunteer from 1996-2000. I am also an American University alum, graduating with a BA in Psychology in 2005 and a MAT in Elementary Teaching in 2012. Throughout my career i... [More]

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Elizabeth Clendenin

Elizabeth Clendenin

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Resource Teacher/Administrative Assistant

My name is Elizabeth Clendenin, but you can call me Liz. I was raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i and in 2003 I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend Loyola University New Orleans, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2007... [More]

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Lawrence McCarthy

Lawrence McCarthy

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Lead Teacher

Lawrence McCarthy has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Early Childhood Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The concentration of his degree program was facilitating sociodramatic play in early childhood education. Mr. McCarthy has been ... [More]

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