Mrs. Renee Sussman has been a licensed director since 1991 and the Executive Director of CDC since 1998. She has worked in the education field since 1970 as a resource specialist in Physical Education and Drama, a kindergarten enrichment teacher, summer camp director, licensed staff trainer, and administrator. As Director of CDC she is responsible for curriculum planning and overall administration of the program. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Patty Johnson has been a member of the CDC staff since 2004. Previously she taught Kindergarten and second graders.Currently, she is working with 2nd and 3rd Graders. She taught Kindergarten in the KAT program for the City of Rockville and has an Associate Degree from Montgomery College. She was a Naturalist with Montgomery County Department of Recreation and Parks and the City of Rockville summer camp program. She works as a Naturalist with the Audubon Naturalist’s Society at Woodend Sanctuary.
Mrs. Gloria Ackerman has been at CDC since 2009. After working with the older children for several years, she is now with the Kindergartners and 1st graders. She has a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. She worked in the education field first as an elementary school substitute teacher in Philadelphia and then, after moving to the Potomac area in 1987, she began working as a pre-school teacher at Har Shalom with two-year olds, Mommy and Me, cooking enrichment, and summer camp.
Ms. Stephanie Cecil joined our staff in 2013 and worked with the older children. She now works Before school and substitutes after school. She previously had an in-home day care and worked at Kids After Hours. She is now a paraeducator at Wayside. She has earned credits toward an AA degree from Montgomery College.
Mr. Ludwin Guillen joined the CDC staff in January 2014 and is an assistant with the Kindergartners and 1st graders. He is presently taking courses at Montgomery College. He would like to continue his education in film school.
- Mrs. Dawn Meyers began at CDC in 2007. She is Assistant to the Director and works before and after school. She is responsible for the afternoon snacks for the children as well as making sure they are taken to and picked up from their activities. She also updates and maintains health and emergency information. Ms. Dawn was an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and worked in the ICU in Wisconsin. More recently she was licensed as a Phlebotomist.
Annick Adjogah is head teacher with the 4th and 5th grade group. During the day, she is a paraeducator with the special education class at Wayside. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a double degree, Secondary Education and Foreign Languages. She taught high school Spanish and French in Baltimore County for 15 years. She writes poetry and hopes to publish her book in French by the end of the year.
Monica Mintz joins our staff as an aide Before school and as a substitute after school. She has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Tampa. Before coming to Wayside as a paraeducator in the special education class she was an Administrative Assistant at the National Institute of Health.
Robert Rizzo is an eleventh grader at Churchill High. He attended Wayside Elementary and was in the CDC program for five years. He returned to volunteer to earn SSL hours in the 7th and 8th grades. He is an aide with the 2nd and 3rd grade group. He swims on as well as coaches the Country Glen dive team. He is also on the Churchill and National dive teams. He hopes to attend the Naval Academy upon graduation.
Marcel Penzes is an eleventh grader at Churchill High. He attended Wayside Elementary and is an aide with our 2nd and 3rd graders. He plays trombone and aspires to be a jazz musician. He is in the Churchill Jazz Band and the All-County Jazz Ensemble. He hopes to attend the University of Maryland and major in music performance.