An MCC Staffer in the Spotlight
Katie Mara Fedora
When you come to MCC’s Registration Office to sign up for a class or activity, the smiling face most likely to greet you will be that of Registrar Katie Fedora. Katie replaced Barbara Smoot in this high-profile position in September 2016, so you may think she is a relatively new employee. You would be wrong.
“My MCC career began at the age of 16!” says Fedora. I started out as a Counselor in Training at Camp McLean and worked my way up to Assistant Director. In addition to my summer positions, I also worked in the Youth Activities department for about eight years.” In 2011, she became a Recreation Aide, working at the Center’s front desk in the evenings. “During my years at MCC, I have worked in almost all the departments,” she adds.
Fedora grew up in McLean and attended McLean High School, where she was a competitive cheerleader. She also cheered while enrolled as a student at Bridgewater College. When she returned to the area, she coached the JV and Varsity cheerleading team at McLean High School with her best friend, Sarah Krawchuk.
In addition to her job, Katie is busy raising her two children, 16-year-old daughter, Madison, and 14-year-old son, Griffin. A third “child,” this one with four furry paws, named Moxie, also takes up some of her time.
In her current position, her biggest responsibility is to register customers for MCC-sponsored classes and activities, as well as entering, updating and maintaining the information in the Center’s online registration system, Active.net. If a class must be canceled, she is the person responsible for notifying patrons. “Ultimately, I am the one who will call with the bad news.”
Fedora says, “The best part of my job is getting to know our customers every day as they come and go. I love the interaction I have with the public, and the kids that come in for our children’s classes are the best! I enjoy the fact that I never know what the day will hold. Every day is different, and I never know what I am in store for from day to day.”
While MCC is in its temporary location, Fedora can be found at the front desk of the programming space in McLean Square Shopping Center, 6645 Old Dominion Dr. She can be contacted at email@example.com or by calling 703-744-9365.