Early Childhood Education
Collegewide Department Chair
Phone: 240 567-3945
Office Location: Germantown Campus, HS 136
Office Location: Rockville Campus, SV 406M
BiographyProfessor Caballero is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast where he spent his formative years enjoying the outdoors, reading for pleasure, and playing the trumpet. He earned a Master of Science in Education with teacher certification in bilingual education and ESOL from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas.
In 2001, he began teaching in the academic ESL program at Montgomery College in Rockville where his work in the field of College-level ESL education led to published grammar/ writing materials. Throughout his time in graduate school and his career as an educator, he has delivered numerous presentations at local, state, and international conferences. Professor Caballero has also provided professional development workshops for Montgomery College and for county and state agencies.
From 2005 – 2010, Professor Caballero served as a coordinator for three levels of speaking / listening courses, and from 2010 – 2021, Professor Caballero coordinated three levels of grammar / writing courses. From 2016-2017, Professor Caballero served as the last College-wide American English Language Program coordinator before the program was redesigned and renamed. In 2017, he earned a Montgomery College Outstanding Full-time Faculty Award in recognition of his contributions and leadership roles. Beyond his various service roles and responsibilities at Montgomery College, Professor Caballero serves on the Community Advisory Board for Healthy Families Montgomery, a non-profit agency that specializes in the education and welfare of children from birth to age three.
He holds certificates in Facilitative Leadership, Training of Trainers, ELT Leadership Management, and Developing Online Teaching Programs.
He believes that developing educators, like budding musicians or maturing writers, need opportunities to hone their craft and receive feedback so that they develop skills, confidence, and a unique style.
Office Location: Rockville Campus, SV 406K
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, RC 203C
Dr. Carter McLean earned her Doctorate of Education from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, in Higher Education Administration with a focus on Community College Leadership, she holds a Masters of Teaching from Hampton University, and a Bachelors in Child Development from the University of North Carolina (Charlotte).
Dr. Carter McLean’s professional career in higher education spans more than 15 years. Her career in higher education began at Hampton University as an Adjunct Instructor. Following that experience, Dr. Carter McLean proceeded to hold two adjunct positions in the Virginia Community College System. Subsequently, in the fall of 1999-2000 academic year, Dr. Carter McLean began her first full-time higher education position as an Instructor at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College; the third largest community college in the Virginia Community College System.
During her tenure at Reynolds, Dr. Carter McLean progressed through the ranks to become an Associate Professor and Chair of Human Services and Paraprofessionals in Education curriculum programs. As Chair, Dr. Carter McLean participated in several outreach community efforts: (a) Greater Richmond Early Childhood Partnership; (b) Pre-Teacher Practicum Committee; (c) Single Parents Network, and (d) Community Early Reading Program. Dr. Carter McLean also led efforts to offer the College’s Early Childhood Education curriculum online, thereby creating the first Online Learning Curriculum in the VCCS for the Early Childhood Development, Human Services, and Paraprofessionals in Education programs.
Dr. Carter McLean has won several state and federal grants totaling $20 million. Also, Dr. Carter McLean has published articles in the area of assessment practices, early childhood coaching, and early literacy. Dr. Carter McLean is currently working on her first book.
Dr. Carter McLean has joined the Montgomery College faculty as Professor and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education program for the Takoma Park/Silver Springs campus.
Office Location: Rockville Campus, SV 406H
Office Location: Rockville Campus, SV 406J
BiographyDr. Jeannie Ho and her husband raised two young children while she worked in child care and preschool settings as a teacher and center director. After more than 8 years of directly working with children and families, she began her career at Montgomery College, where teaching and learning has been her passion since 1998. Her love for children and her enjoyment of interacting with adult learners are demonstrated inside and outside her college classes, in her work in the Sunday school setting, and in leading parent workshops. She enjoys family travel, listening to music, and jogging with her family pet.
Office Location: Rockville Campus, SV 406B
BiographyProfessor Carlos Marroquin was born in Washington, DC and raised in Silver Spring, MD. Professor Marroquin attended Montgomery College as a student and earned his A.A.T. in Elementary Education and Special Education. Professor Marroquin then pursued his education at Towson University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.
After earning his degree at Towson, Professor Marroquin began his teaching career with Montgomery County Public Schools. Throughout his time at MCPS, Professor Marroquin created and led multiple afterschool programs to support underserved students. He also collaborated with the community, local non-profit organizations, local businesses, and other schools to create opportunities in areas of need, for the underserved community he had the privilege of working with during his time at MCPS. During his tenure at MCPS Professor Marroquin also earned his Master’s degree from The George Washington University in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners.
Professor Marroquin began working with Montgomery College in 2021 as an adjunct professor with the School of Education. During that time he co-authored the Early Childhood Alternative Certification Program offered at Montgomery College, which is the first of its kind in the nation. Professor Marroquin became full time faculty with Montgomery College’s School of Education in 2023.
Professor Marroquin is certified in Elementary Education, Special Education K-12, and Early Childhood Education. He is also a member of Building Our Network of Diversity (BOND), which focuses on recruiting, developing, retaining, and empowering male educators of color.
Office Location: Germantown Campus, HS 231
BiographyDede Marshall worked in the Early Childhood Education field for 20 years prior to teaching at Montgomery College. She has taught children, from infancy through five in addition to directing child development centers and creating new programs and centers. She began teaching at Montgomery College in 2010 and loves teaching college students who will become teachers themselves. When she is not working, you can find Professor Marshall in the garden, biking, or hiking with her two Border Collies.
Part - Time Faculty
Office Location: Rockville Campus, SV 406
BiographyProfessor Maris Artola is a faculty member of the Montgomery College Early Childhood Education Program. Mrs. Artola served as Co-Advisor of the MC Early Childhood Club and currently continues to support the Early Childhood Education Student Success Hub in an advising capacity. She conducts observations as part of the national accreditation process for the National Association for Family Child Care. Professor Artola has worked extensively as a trainer and presenter for early childhood education conferences throughout the state of Maryland. Professor Artola holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education/Special Education and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies - Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings. She has more than 20 years’ experience working as a family childcare educator.
Office Location: Rockville Campus, SV 406
Lynnette Weaver serves as the Program Director for the Montgomery College Center for
Early as Early Childhood Education Lab School and as Adjunct faculty at Montgomery
College. She started at Montgomery College in 2011 as a lead teacher working in mixed-age
classrooms. Since 2016, Ms. Weaver has taught credit and non-credit courses for Montgomery
College in both the School of Education and Workforce Development and Continuing Education.
Courses taught include Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Child Growth and Development,
STEM in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood.
Lynnette Weaver holds a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood from Towson University. Prior to Montgomery College, she worked for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) where she mentored programs and assessed early childhood environments for quality. She enjoys spending time with family, Netflix and travel.