Meet our Leadership Team

 Loren Brody, Principal

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Loren Brody, Principal

Mr. Loren Brody, is Principal at Charles Barrett Elementary School. He  joins Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) from the Takoma Education Campus PK3-8 in Washington D.C. where he has served as principal since 2015. Mr. Brody has also served as a resident principal and assistant principal in D.C. Public Schools. 

Mr. Brody brings with him an understanding of the Kennedy Center Arts Integration Program, a highly-coveted arts program used by staff and students at Charles Barrett to foster a deeper understanding of complex concepts. He has also undertaken multiple Kennedy Center Arts Teaching and Learning training opportunities to support all students.

During his time with Takoma, he increased the district school rating from two stars to three stars by driving student growth in English Language Arts and math across all students.

Mr. Brody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Trinity University in Washington D.C.




Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

 Marcella Hankins Ahern, Interim Assistant Principal

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Marcella Hankins Ahern, Interim Assistant Principal

Marcella H. Ahern will continue in her role as Interim Assistant Principal at Charles Barrett Elementary School for the next school year. 

An educator with close to thirty years experience, Ms. Ahern has served as a classroom teacher, instructional lead teacher, math lead teacher and an English Learner (EL) teacher. She joined the staff of Charles Barrett in 2014 and was named Interim Assistant Principal in the summer of 2019.

Prior to which she held teaching positions with Arlington Public Schools, Howard County Public Schools in Maryland, and University City School District in Missouri. She also spent several years working at Colegio Nido De Aguilas, an international school in Santiago, Chile.

Ms. Ahern has extensive experience in serving the needs of culturally, racially, and socio-economically diverse populations, with experience in urban U.S. and Latin American schools. She holds a Masters of Education in Education Leadership from George Mason University.