Faculty-at-a-Glance

Faculty Emeriti

Faculty/Staff Directory

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Ellisa Adams, M.A.T.
Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A., Music Education, Columbia State University
M.A.T., Elementary Education, Liberty University

Kevin Ames, M.S.
Math Department Chair, Upper School Math Teacher, Boys Varsity Cross Country Coach, and Varsity Track Coach
B.S., Math Education, Pensacola Christian College
M.S., Educational Leadership, Bob Jones University

Jenna Bailey, M.Ed.
NILD Educational Therapist
B.S., Journalism, West Virginia University
M.Ed., Special Education, George Mason University

Scott Bergquist, Ed.S.
Upper School Principal
B.A., English Literature and Writing, George Mason University
M.Ed., Special Education, George Mason University
Ed.S., Educational Administration, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Marianne Booth, M.Ed.
Lower School Principal
B.S., Business Administration, California State University
M.Ed., Teaching and Learning, Liberty University

Karyn Burke, B.S.
Second Grade Teacher
B.S., Elementary Education, Liberty University

Pamela Burns, B.M.E.D.
Lower School Music Teacher
B.M.E.D., Music Education, James Madison University

Lori Byre, M.Ed.
Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Upper School Math Teacher
B.S., Education, New Mexico State University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University

Noah Byre, B.S.
Upper School Science Teacher, Boys JV Baseball Coach
B.S., Environmental Biology, Liberty University

Simonee Carter, B.A.
Fifth Grade Teacher 
B.A., Christian Ministry, Regent University

Cathy Case, B.S.
Upper School Math Teacher
B.S., Psychology, Virginia Tech

David Case, B.S.
Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.A., Humanities, Pensacola Christian College

Lena Chung, B.S.
Upper School P.E. Teacher, Teaching Assistant
B.S., Exercise Science, Towson University

Michelle Chung, M.Ed.
Upper School History Teacher
B.A. History, James Madison University
M.Ed., University of Virginia

Carol Cluff, M.S.
Upper School Science Teacher, Varsity Field Hockey Assistant Coach
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Norwich University
M.S., Engineering and Environmental Management, Air Force Institute of Technology

Peggy Connor, B.S.N.
Lower School Student Services Coordinator
B.S., Biology, Grove City College
B.S.N., Nursing, George Mason University

Sherri Copeland, B.A.
Lower School Librarian
B.A., Elementary Education, Eckerd College

Jen Corbet, M.S.
Upper School Science Teacher
B.S., Kinesiology, James Madison University
M.S., Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University

Richard Crocker, D.Min.
Upper School Science Teacher, Head of House Veritas
B.S., Mathematics and Physics, University of Nottingham, England
B.A., Theology, University of Oxford, England
D.Min., Trinity School for Ministry

Louise Darko, M.A.
First Grade Teacher
B.A., Early Childhood Education, Southwest Baptist University
M.A., Language and Literacy, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Dana Day, B.S.
Lower School Instructional Assistant, Kindergarten
B.S., Marketing, Clemson University

Deb Dayhoff, M.A.
Visual Arts Department Chair, Upper School Art Teacher
B.S., Art Education, Bob Jones University
M.A., Art Education, Corcoran College of Art and Design

Aaron de Gastyne, M.Div.
Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.S., Church Ministries, Liberty University
M.Div., Discipleship and Church Ministry, Liberty University

Kameron Farmer, M.Div.
Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.S., Health Science, California Baptist University
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Calvin Fellows, B.A.
Assistant Upper School Principal, Summer Programs Director, Girls Varsity Field Hockey Coach
B.A., English Literature, Angela Ruskin University

Lauren Fisher, J.D.
Upper School English Teacher, Yearbook Advisor, Varsity Indoor Track and Field Coach, Varsity Track and Field Coach
B.A., Music, Colorado College
J.D., University of Washington School of Law

Jennifer Fletcher, M.A.
Dean of Enrollment
B.A., English, DePauw University
M.A., Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University

Ingrid Flores, B.A.
Upper School Math Teacher
B.A., Math, Houghton College

Jim Gaines, M.A.
Teaching Assistant and Testing Coordinator
B.S., Political Science and History, James Madison University
M.A., Military Studies, American Military University

Julie Gallagher, M.S.
Lower School P.E. Teacher, Administrative Assistant, Athletics
B.S., Kinesiology, United States Military Academy
M.S., Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Chicago

Christine Gardner, M.A.
Executive Function Coach
B.S., English, James Madison University
M.A., Teaching, University of Puget Sound

Blair Gilchrist, M.A.
College Advisor
B.A., Print Journalism, Washington & Lee University
M.A., English Literature, University of Alabama

Curtis Grover, B.S.
Upper School Math Teacher
B.S., Mathematics, Liberty University

Anna Gugliotti, B.A.
Upper School Spanish Teacher
B.A., Spanish and Italian, University of Chicago Illinois

Ajay Gupta, M.A.
Assistant Registrar, Upper School Math Teacher
B.A., International Relations, Duke University
M.A., International Studies, University of Washington

Cathy Harlow, B.A.
Lower School Instructional Assistant
B.A., English, Old Dominion University

Courtney Harstine, B.A.
Upper School French Teacher
B.A., English and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

Dwight Hayes, M.S.
Physical Education Department Chair, Upper School P.E. Teacher, Boys Middle Level Soccer Coach
B.A., Physical/Health Education, Cedarville University
M.S., Physical Education, University of North Georgia

Joseph Hempfling, M.A.
Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.A., Political Science, University of Mississippi
M.A., Theological Studies, Southeastern University

Katie Hessen, B.S.
Upper School Math Teacher, Girls Cross Country Assistant Coach
B.S., Quantitative Finance, James Madison University

Veronica Hewlett, B.S. 
Lower School Instructional Assistant
B.S., Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of North Texas

Ellen Hilliard, M.A.
Upper School Counselor, Middle Level Girls Volleyball Head Coach
B.A., American Studies, University of Mary Washington
M.A., Counseling, Wake Forest University

Timothy Hilliard, M.T.
Assistant Upper School Principal, Upper School English Teacher
B.A., English, University of Virginia
M.T., Secondary English, University of Virginia

Nancy Homm, B.A.
Search & Teach NILD Therapist
B.A., Theater, Lycoming College

Ji-hyun Hong, B.A.
Assistant Lower School Principal
B.A., Education, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Suzanne Hulbert, M.Ed., P.C.E.T.
Upper School Student Services Coordinator, Upper School Teacher
A.A., Nursing, St. Petersburg College
B.S., Business Administration, Florida Southern College

Michelle Hunt, B.S.
Upper School Science Teacher, Middle Level Girls Volleyball Assistant Coach
B.S., Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida

Brett Jeschke, M.A.T.
Christian Studies Department Chair, Upper School Christian Studies Teacher, JV Boys Soccer Head Coach
B.A., History, James Madison University
M.A., European History, George Mason University
M.A.T., Secondary Education, Liberty University

Kim Johnson, M.A.
English Department Chair, Upper School English Teacher
B.A., English and Secondary English Education, East Tennessee State University
M.A., English Literature, Southern New Hampshire University

William Kelly, B.A.
Upper School Meteorology Teacher
B.A., Communication Studies, University of California, Sacramento

Lauren Kim, M.Ed.
Third Grade Teacher
B.A., Integrative Studies, George Mason University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University

Cheryl King, B.S.
Director of Development
B.S., Management, Pennsylvania State University

Delaney Kleiber, B.S.
Fifth Grade Teacher
B.S. Elementary Education, Auburn University

Stacey Knight, B.A.
Foreign Language Department Chair, Upper School Latin Teacher, Head of House Fortitudo
B.A., Latin, University of Georgia

Debbie Koth, M.M.
Performing Arts Department Chair, Lower and Upper School Music Teacher
B.M., Vocal Performance, James Madison University
M.M., Vocal Performance, James Madison University

Jennifer Lam, M.Ed.
NILD Educational Therapist and ESOL Coach
B.A., English, Carleton College
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Lyndon State University

Wendy Langan, B.S.
Executive Function Coach
B.S., Communications, Ithaca College

Jeannie Lee, B.A.
Fifth Grade Teacher
B.A., Elementary Education, American University

Madison Lee, B.A.
Teaching Assistant, Middle Level Girls Soccer Assistant Coach
B.A., Psychology, George Mason University

Nancy Linton, M.A., L.P.C.
Director of Counseling
B.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Florida

Emily Lubenec, B.A.
History Department Chair, Upper School History Teacher 
B.A., Secondary Education and History/Social-Science, Wheaton College

Aaron Marshall, B.A.
Upper School History Teacher, Middle Level Boys Cross Country Head Coach, and Varsity Field Coach
B.A., History, Schreiner University

Faith McLaughlin, B.F.A.
Lower School Art Teacher
B.F.A., Art and Design Education, Pratt Institute

Judith Mijares, B.S.
Upper School Art Teacher, Yearbook Advisor
B.S., Graphic Design, Buffalo State College

Jonnie Miller, M.Ed.
Lower School Science Teacher 
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
M.Ed., Administration, University of Oklahoma

Kimberly Miller, M.Ed.
Assistant Head of School for Academics
B.S., General Studies with Elementary Licensure, Liberty University
M.Ed., Educational Psychology, University of Virginia

Tammy Moye, M.S.
Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher
B.S., Elementary Education, Southwest Baptist University
M.S., Elementary Education, University of Southern Indiana

Parker Normann, Ph.D.
Upper School Economics Teacher, Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis Assistant Coach
B.S., Marketing, Economics, Lehigh University
M.S., Economics, Murray State University
PhD, Economics, George Mason University

John Nye, D.M.A.
Band Director, Boys JV Baseball Head Coach
B.M., Music Education, James Madison University
M.M., Trumpet Performance, University of Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music
D.M.A., Trumpet Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature, James Madison University

Kara O'Malley, B.A.
Executive Function Coach
B.A., Communications, University of Notre Dame

Charlotte Orekhov, M.A.
Upper School English Teacher 
B.S., English Literature, Virginia Tech
M.A., Multicultural and ESL Education, Virginia Tech

Susan Pacifico, M.Ed.
Lower School Math Specialist
B.S., Math Education, University of Maryland
M.Ed., Math Education, George Mason University

Christine Paul, M.Ed.
Sixth Grade Math Teacher
B.A., Communication, Virginia Tech
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University

Todd Peckarsky, B.A.
Assistant Dean of Records and Registrar
B.A., English and Art History, College of William and Mary

Deborah Petzrick, M.Ed.
Lower School Language Arts/Reading Specialist
B.S., Nursing, University of Maryland
M.Ed., Reading, University of Virginia

Paul Petzrick, Jr., M.Ed.
Science Department Chair, Upper School Science Teacher
B.S., Engineering, United States Military Academy
M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California
M.Ed., Administration, La Salle University

Renee Phillips, M.A.
Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A., Cross-Cultural Studies, Nyack College
M.A., Educational Ministries, Wheaton College

Russell Phillips, B.S.
Lower and Upper School P.E. Teacher, Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach, Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach
B.S., Travel Industry Management, Concord College

Susan Polo, M.Ed.
Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M University
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of North Florida

Sindy Quiñónez, B.A.
First Grade Teacher
B.A., Classical Liberal Arts, Patrick Henry College

Carolyn Rector, B.S., C.P.A.
Assistant Head of School, CFO, Upper School Finance Teacher
B.S., Accounting, Virginia Tech

Bethany Rexroth, M.S.
Upper School History Teacher, Girls Basketball Coach
B.A., Elementary Education, MidAmerica Nazarene University
M.S. Youth Development, Kansas State University

Jenna Rieder, M.Ed.
Kindergarten Teacher
B.A., English, George Mason University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University

Ingrid Saavedra, B.S.
Upper School Spanish Teacher
B.S., Finance and Foreign Trade
Universidad Serio Arboleda

Laura Sanders, M.Ed.
Upper School Spanish Teacher
B.A., Spanish, Wake Forest University
M.Ed., Elementary Education, Minot State University

Fleming Saunders, B.S.
Director of Athletics
B.A., Spanish, Grove City College
B.S., Exercise Science, Grove City College

Janae Saunders, B.A.
Assistant Director of Athletics, Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach
B.A., Multi-Age Physical Education, Cedarville University

Laura Schaefer, M.A.
Upper School Librarian
B.A., English, George Mason University
M.A., Library Science, Texas Women's University

Kimberly Schiffman, M.A.
Upper School Science Teacher
B.S., Biology, Texas A&M University
M.A., Teaching, Western Governors University

Peter Schnuda, M.Ed.
Dean of Campus Life, Sixth Grade Humanities Teacher
B.A., Communication, Loyola University
M.A.T., Language Arts, George Mason University
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, George Mason University

Lynn Seitz, M.S.
Substitute Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Health Services
B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin
M.S., Therapeutic Science, University of Wisconsin

Randal Shaheen, J.D.
Upper School Introduction to Constitutional Law Teacher
B.A., Political Science and Economics, Bucknell University
J.D., Harvard Law School

Sydney Shuler, B.S.
Instructional Assistant, Kindergarten
B.S., Fashion and Interiors, Liberty University

Sandy Simmons, M.Ed.
Lower School Teaching Assistant
B.S., University Studies, Shenandoah University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University

David Slaughter, M.Ed.
Upper School History Teacher
B.A., Government, Patrick Henry College
M.Ed., Secondary Education, Vanderbilt University

Amanda Smith, M.Ed.
Upper School English Teacher
B.A., English Writing, Wheaton College
M.Ed., Curriculum, University of Virginia

Brookye Smith, M.A.T.
Second Grade Teacher
B.A., Speech Communication, Penn State University
M.A.T., Elementary Education, Liberty University

Victoria Snare, M.Ed.
Upper School English Teacher
B.A., English and Spanish, University of Delaware
M.Ed., Secondary English, Relay Graduate School of Education

David Stephenson, M.Div.
Chaplain, Varsity Baseball Head Coach
B.S., Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design, University of Tennessee
M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary

Karyn Sykes, M.Ed.
Third Grade Teacher
B.A., Integrative Studies, George Mason University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University

Bridgett Thomas, M.Ed.
Second Grade Teacher
B.A., Elementary Education, Asbury University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University

Tom Van Raaphorst, M.Ed.
Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.A., Sociology, West Virginia University
M.A., Theological Studies, Liberty University 
M.Ed., Teaching and Learning, Liberty University

Katy Vanderkwaak, B.S.
Upper School History Teacher, Middle Level Girls Cross Country Head Coach
B.S., Education, The University of Alabama

David Vanderpoel, PhD
Head of School, CEO
B.A., History, Wheaton College
M.A., European History, Adelphi University
M.A.R., Theology and Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary
PhD, History: Early Modern Europe, New York University

Donna Waller, B.S.
Strings Director
B.S., Education, George Mason University

Dana Weigand, M.Ed.
College Advisor
B.A. Rhetoric and Communication Studies, University of Virginia
M.Ed., Counselor Education, University of Virginia

Joni Whitaker, B.S.
Upper School Math Teacher, Head of House Fidelis
B.S., Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Laura Whittle, M.B.A.
Upper School Spanish Teacher
B.A., Spanish, The College of Wooster
M.B.A., Marketing, University of Michigan

Patricia Williamson, M.Ed.
Assistant Upper School Principal
B.A., Theater Education, University of Mary Washington
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University
M.Ed., Administration and Supervision, George Mason University

Justin Winters, M.F.A.
Upper School Theater Arts Teacher
B.A., Theater, Bryan College
M.F.A., Acting, Regent University

Shannon Wise, M.A.
Lower and Upper School Science Teacher
B.A., Literature and Speech, Point Loma Nazarene University
M.A., Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Chapman College

 


Faculty Emeriti

Monica Abbott, M.A.
Math Teacher Emeritus
B.S., Math, Fuji Women's College
B.S., Sociology, University of Idaho
M.A., Japanese, Fuji Women's College

Karen Alexander, M.Ed.
Upper School Principal Emeritus
B.S. Ed., Middle School Education, Math/Music, University of North Dakota
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Covenant College

Elizabeth Anger, M.Ed.
Lower School Principal Emeritus
B.A., Education, Lynchburg College, West Virginia Wesleyan University
M.Ed., Reading Education, George Mason University

Vicky Butler, B.S.
Second Grade Teacher Emeritus
B.S., Early Education, N-4, George Mason University

Penny Gale, B.S.
Second Grade Teacher Emeritus
B.S., Early Childhood Education, K-8, James Madison University

Janella Knight, B.A.
English Teacher Emeritus
B.A., English, Wagner College

Marcia Malloy, B.A.
Art Teacher Emeritus
B.A., Architecture, Virginia Tech

R. Cody Phillips, M.S.
History Teacher Emeritus
B.A., History, University of Wyoming
M.A., U.S. Diplomatic History, University of Nevada
M.S., Secondary Education, Old Dominion University

Kathryn Renner, M.Ed.
Math Teacher Emeritus
B.S., Math, James Madison University
M.Ed., Education, University of Virginia

Staff Emeriti

Head of School Emeritus
James L. Beavers, M.Div.
Head of School Emeritus
B.S., Biology, College of William and Mary
M.A., Science Education, College of William and Mary
M.Div., Global Mission, Trinity School for Ministry

Assistant Head of School Emeritus
Deborah Walne, B.S.
Assistant Head of School Emeritus
B.A., Spanish, University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Political Science, University of Texas at Austin

College Advisor Emeritus
Yvonne Gaffin, B.A.
College Advisor Emeritus
B.A., Secondary Education, Calvin College

Dean of Admission Emeritus
Margot Clenance, B.A.
Dean of Admission Emeritus
B.A., Social Work, Gereformeerde Sociale Academie

Nurse Emeritus
Gayle Fuller, R.N., B.A.
Nurse Emeritus
B.A., Education and Human Services, George Washington University

Jenny Jones, R.N., B.S.N., N.C.S.N.
Nurse Emeritus
Nursing, Vanderbilt University

Registrar Emeritus
Ellie Cole, B.S.
Registrar Emeritus
B.S., Special Education, University of Virginia