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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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Djamila Akkache

Djamila Akkache

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CDC Teacher

I taught for over 16 years in several private and public schools in Maryland, before joining the CDC in 2008. My main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving environment for the children, where they can learn and grow. I am working on completing... [More]

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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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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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Sana Uddin

Sana Uddin

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CDC Teacher

I have been working with children within educational capacities for almost eight years now. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Georgia State University, in Atlanta Georgia, in 2010. I am thrilled to be part of the CDC comm... [More]

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