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Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Who's Who at SEEC

SEEC Classroom Educators


Educator Bios Coming Soon

Administration Team

Meredith McMahon, Executive Director

Meredith McMahon has worked in the field of early childhood education for 25 years and has served as Executive Director of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center since January 2017. In her 14 years at SEEC she also served as Deputy Director of Operations, and she taught preschool and pre-K for 10 years prior to joining SEEC. Meredith holds a bachelor’s degree in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Phoenix.

Melody Passemante Powell, Director Infant and Toddler Programs

Melody is a Northern Virginia Native, originally from Herndon, Virginia. She earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from James Madison University and completed a MEd in Education Management in December 2013. Melody has worked extensively with children ranging from ages 6 weeks to 12 years in a variety of settings. Prior to joining SEEC in December of 2010 she worked as the Program Director at a Reggio Emilia Inspired cooperative in Arlington Virginia. She taught literacy to children ages 3-5 in Philadelphia for a year and also worked as an educator at the Summer Program at St. Johns Preschool in Georgetown. Melody lives in Lorton Virginia with her wife Alicia and their dog Jack. Melody’s interests include reading, having impromptu dance parties, and of course, working with young children, educators, and families!

Katie Heimsath, Director of Preschool Programs

Board of Directors


Board of Directors Info Coming Soon