Beverley M. Mulford attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia for two years, then transferred and completed her B.S. Degree in Education at Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee. She completed her graduate work in Child Psychology at Montclair State Teachers College, Montclair, New Jersey. Mrs. Mulford began her teaching career in 1950. Currently, Mrs. Mulford is the Owner-Director of the Mulford School, a preschool in Centreville, Virginia, established in 1960, Owner-Director of the Mulford Day Camp, a summer day camp in Centreville, Virginia, established in 1972. Mrs. Mulford holds a Virginia Professional Teacher’s Certificate and is certified in Gesell Readiness Testing. Her experience includes teaching Physical Education and freshman English, and coaching girls’ varsity sports at Bowling Green High School; Seventh grade all subjects at R.E. Elementary School, Spotsylvania, Virginia; Eighth grade all subjects at Ben Franklin Jr. High School, Ridgewood New Jersey.
- Assistant Director for a summer resident camp in Fredericksburg, Virginia for 20 years. Organized and established programs for that camp.
- Established Mulford Preschool for Children in 1960.
- Established and operated Mulford Camp at Culpeper, (a resident coed camp) 1982 to 1990.
- Has taught the Mulford Method for more than 50 years.
- Has trained teachers and counselors for 50 years.
- Has taught horseback riding for 50 years.
Mary M. Woodward, Assistant Director:
I have been a teacher and assistant director at Mulford School for 31 1/2 years teaching the Mulford Method. It has been a fulfilling time working with Mrs. Mulford and a new group of children each year. To watch the children develop and mature over the course of a year has been rewarding. It has also been challenging.
I have also taught art, games, cooking and music for several years at the Mulford Summer Day Camp.
Having been married for 45 years, my husband, Kenneth, and I have two married children and 4 wonderful grandchildren. Our daughter, now 41, attended Mulford School while the school was in McLean, Virginia. She is home schooling her 3 children – ages 11, 8, and 6. The results of the Mulford Method clearly show in her teaching techniques. She is a Mary Washington College graduate with course work completed toward an advanced degree in Early Childhood Education.
Mrs. Mulford has been a profound influence on my life as well as in the lives of the children attending Mulford School. At Mulford School her main goal has been to prepare children to enjoy the learning process by acquiring essential “lifetime skills” which act as building blocks throughout life. Growing up in Illinois, I attended business college and later in Washington, DC, I attended Bible College.
Bonnie V. Reedy, Art Director:
I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1969 with a B.S. in Elementary education. I taught first grade for one and a half years in public schools in Michigan and Virginia.
My husband Richard and I have been married for 34 years and are the proud parents of two married daughters, both attended Mulford school, and the grandparents of five.
Mrs. Mulford is a dear friend, teacher and director. Her influence on the lives of children is immeasurable. Our oldest daughter was away at college and heard someone saying they went to the best preschool in Virginia. She told them she went to the best preschool in Virginia. They both went to Mulford School.
I absolutely treasure the art program at Mulford. I have been teaching art there since 1975. The children learn how to use many different materials, how to follow directors, reinforce finger plays and songs and complete a project. The music taught at Mulford is fun and joyful. I teach piano at Mulford School and at my home. Music lifts the spirit. The Mulford method of teaching sets your child up for success.
Mindy Brooks Mulford – Teacher:
I grew up in Northern Virginia and received a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University. The next school year I began teaching kindergarten for Fairfax County at Crossfield Elementary School. I loved teaching and continued to teach for six years until my second child, Luke was born. At that time I decided to stay at home and enjoy my children. Over the next two years I had my third child, Josie and enrolled my oldest child Lindsey in preschool. After two years of tears at a small preschool in the area, I began looking for a new preschool for Lindsey. I knew that the school I was looking for had to be very special. Mulford Preschool turned out to be the perfect school for my daughter. It was the combination of the atmosphere, the Lifetime Skills that are taught and The Mulford Method that made this school so special. After seeing all of the progress and growth Lindsey was making at Mulford School I immediately enrolled my son Luke. I enjoyed being a helping parent so much that I began training to learn to teach using the Mulford Method. I enjoy teaching and working with children and I am excited to be a part of a program that gives children an advantage for a lifetime.