Faculty-at-a-Glance

Faculty Emeriti

Faculty/Staff Directory

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Jana Allen, M.A.
Upper School History Teacher
B.S., History, United States Air Force Academy
M.A., National Security and Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School

Ellisa Adams, M.A.T.
Teaching Assistant
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

Kate Barcley, B.A.
Upper School History Teacher
B.A., History, North Carolina State University

Emma Booth, B.A.
Teaching Assistant, Extended Day Staff
B.A., Communications, Asbury University

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

Alicia Bradford, M.T.S.
Teaching Assistant
B.L.A., Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland, College Park
M.T.S., Marriage and Family, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

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

Brenda Carr, M.A.
Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A., Liberal Studies, Longwood University
M.A., Initiatives in Education, George Mason University

Simonee Carter, B.A.
Third 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

Eunha Clark, B.S.
Lower School Instructional Assistant
B.S., Psychology, Georgia State University

Carol Cluff, M.S.
Upper School Math Teacher
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Norwich University
M.S., Engineering an Environmental Management, Air Force Institute of Technology

Peggy Connor, B.S.N., R.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 Christian Studies 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

Guadalupe Cuestas, M.A.
Upper School Spanish Teacher
B.A., Script Writing, Universidad Externado, Bogota, Columbia
B.A., Social Communications and Journalism, Universidad Externado, Bogota, Colombia
M.A., Foreign Languages, George Mason University

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

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

Mary Alice Domenica, D.M.A.
Upper School Choral Director
B.M., Piano Performance, Covenant College
M.M., Piano, Belmont University
D.M.A., Collaborative Piano, University of Miami

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, M.Ed., 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
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University

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.
Assistant LAIR Office Manager and Teaching Assistant 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

Sarah Garrido, M.S.
Upper School Science Teacher
B.S., Biology, University of West Florida
M.S., Biology, University of West Florida

Stephanie Gilbert, M.A.T.
Upper School English Teacher
B.A., Public Relations, University of Maryland
B.S., Marketing, University of Maryland
M.A.T., Secondary English, Johns Hopkins University

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

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

Livia Heidelberger, M.A.
Upper School French Teacher
B.A., French and Sociology, Asbury University
M.A., French and Francophone Studies, University of Kentucky

Katelynne Herring, B.S.
Lower School Instructional Assistant
B.S., Criminology, Society, and Law, George Mason University

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

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

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

Bianca Jackson, B.S.
Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., Education, University of North Alabama

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

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

Luke Kim, B.A.
Upper School Math Teacher
B.A., Mathematics, University of Maryland

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

Isabella Kitts, B.A., M.A.Ed. 
Lower School Music Teacher, Theater Director
B.A., Music Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S., Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Kathryn Klanderman, B.A.
Executive Function Coach
B.S., Psychology, George Mason University
M.Ed., Special Education, George Mason 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

Jennifer Lam, M.Ed.
NILD Educational Therapist, 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

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

John Meeker, B.S.
Upper School English Teacher, Boys ML Soccer Assistant Coach
B.S., Pastoral Leadership, Liberty 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.
Third Grade 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

Seth Nowak, B.A.
Upper School Psychology and Theater Teacher
B.A., History, Patrick Henry College

John Nye, D.M.A.
Performing Arts Department Chair, Lower and Upper School 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

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

Ella Preston, M.A.T.
Upper School English Teacher
B.A., English Literature, Wheaton College
M.A.T., English, University of Virginia

Sindy Quiñónez, M.A.
First Grade Teacher
B.A., Classical Liberal Arts, Patrick Henry College
M.A., Visual Communication Design, Liberty University

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.
Lower and Upper School P.E. Teacher, Civics Teacher
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

Harwaa Salama, M.A.
Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.A., English Language and Literature, Birzeit University, Palestine
M.A., Biblical Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary

Fleming Saunders, B.A.
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

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

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

Caleigh Swadener, B.S.
Lower School Science Teacher 
B.S., Elementary Education, Liberty University

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

Jennifer Ubelhart, B.A.
Teaching Assistant
B.A., Political Science, Hofstra University 

Debbie Vargo, B.S.A.E.
Upper School Physics Teacher
B.S.A.E., Aerospace Engineering, United States Naval Academy 

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

Heidi Washer, B.A.
Lower School Instructional Assistant
B.A., Humanities, Bob Jones 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

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

Angela Wolf-Ramnanan, M.A.L.A.
NILD Educational Therapist
B.A., Biblical and Historical Theology, Moody Bible Institute
M.A.L.A., Literature and Society, Georgetown University

Gracie Yu, M.H.S.
Registrar
B.A., English, University of California
M.H.S., Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

 


 

Faculty and Staff 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Debbie Koth, M.M.
Choral Director Emeritus
B.M., Vocal Performance, James Madison University
M.M., Vocal Performance, James Madison University

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

David Vanderpoel, Ph.D.
Head of School Emeritus
B.A., History,Wheaton College
M.A., European History, Adelphi University
M.A.R., Theological Studies, Westminster Seminary
Ph.D., History of Early Modern Europe, New York University.

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