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

Joanne Allan, M.Ed.
Lower School Math Specialist
B.Ed., Reading and Special Education, University of Saskatchewan
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University

Kevin Ames, M.S.
Math Department Chairman, 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

Querube Barber, B.A.
Upper School Spanish Teacher
B.A., Modern Languages, Christopher Newport University

Marianne Booth, M.Ed.
Upper School English Teacher
B.S., Business Administration, California State University
M.Ed., Teaching and Learning, Liberty University

Emily Bridges,  B.A.
Upper School English Teacher
B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Maryland, College Park

Jolene Brown, M.S.
Third Grade Teacher
B.S., Elementary Education, Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Special Education, Eastern Illinois University

Olivia Bullock, B.A.
Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.A., Bible, Houghton College

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

Lori Byre, M.Ed.
Upper School Principal and 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
B.S., Environmental Biology, Liberty University

Jim Byrne, D.Min.
School Chaplain and Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.A., General Studies, University of Maryland
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary

Kelly Cabana, M.A.
Foreign Language Department Chairman and Upper School Latin Teacher
B.A., History, Christendom University
M.A., Classics, University of Kentucky

Katelyn Campbell, B.A.
Upper School Science Teacher
B.A., Biology, Texas A&M University

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

Lena Chung, B.S.
Teaching Assistant
B.S., Exercise Science, Towson University

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

Peggy Connor, B.S.N.
Educational Therapist
B.S., Biology, Grove City College
B.S.N., Nursing, George Mason University

Sherri Copeland, B.A.
Assistant Librarian
B.A., Elementary Education, Eckerd College

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

Robin Currey, M.Ed.
NILD Therapist
B.A., Psychology and Religion, The College of William and Mary
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Tech

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

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

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

Michael Dewey, PhD Candidate
Assistant Head of School, Philosophy Teacher
B.A., Philosophy, English, The University at Buffalo
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Cincinnati
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD Candidate, Philosophy, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Sandra Dewey, M.Ed.
Director of Library and Educational Technologies
B.S., Multidisciplinary Studies, Liberty University
M.A., Human Services, Liberty University
M.L.S., Library Science, University of Buffalo
M.Ed., Teaching and Learning, Liberty University

Calvin Fellows, B.A.
Upper School English Teacher, Varsity Girls Field Hockey Coach
B.A., English Literature, Angela Ruskin 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

Yvonne Gaffin, B.A.
College Advisor
B.A., French, Calvin College

Jim Gaines, M.A.
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, Upper School Science Teacher, Administrative Assistant, Athletics
B.S., Kinesiology, United States Military Academy
M.S., Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Chicago

Erin Gingrich, B.A.
Executive Function Coach
B.A., Secondary English Education, Cedarville University

Susan Gould, B.A.
Lower School Instructional Assistant
B.A., Government and Politics, University of Maryland

Ajay Gupta, M.A.
Human Resources Director and 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

Joshua Harstine, M.A.
Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.A., Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College
M.A., Biblical and Religious Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary

Dwight Hayes, M.S.
Physical Education Department Chairman, Upper School Physical Education Teacher, Boys Middle Level Soccer Coach, Boys Middle Level Basketball Coach, and SGA Advisor
B.A., Physical/Health Education, Cedarville University
M.S., Physical Education, University of North Georgia

Livia Heidelberger, B.A.
Upper School French Teacher
B.A., French and Sociology, Asbury University

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

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

Ji-hyun Hong, B.A.
First Grade Teacher
B.A., Education, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Chelsea Hugel, M.A.
Registrar and Upper School Psychology Teacher
B.A., Psychology, Biola University
M.A., Psychology, Pepperdine University

Suzanne Hulbert, M.Ed., P.C.E.T.
Upper School Science Teacher, NILD Therapist and SSD Coordinator
A.A., Nursing, St. Petersburg College
B.S., Business Administration, Florida Southern College

Paige Hungar, B.A.
Fifth Grade Teacher
B.A. History, Covenant College

Christine Hume, M.Ed.
Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A., Elementary Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.Ed., Education and Child Study, Smith College

Michelle Hunt, B.S.
Upper School Math Teacher
B.S., Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida

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

Kim Johnson, B.A.
English Department Chairman and Upper School English Teacher
B.A., English and Secondary English Education, East Tennessee State University

Wendy Katrosh, B.A.
Lower School Instructional Assistant
B.A., Special Education, Clemson University

Mary Kesting, M.S.E.E.
Upper School Math Teacher
B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University Southern California
M.S.E.E, Electrical Engineering and Computers, University of Southern California

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

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

Christy Kruger, M.A.
Teaching Assistant
B.S., Business Administration, Pensacola Christian College
M.A., Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary

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

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

Madison Lee, B.A.
Teaching Assistant
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.
Upper School History Teacher 
B.A., Secondary Education and History/Social-Science, Wheaton College

Serge Lubenec, M.S.
Upper School Math Teacher
B.A., Philosophy, Wheaton College
M.S., Computer Science, George Mason University

Aaron Marshall, B.A.
Upper School History Teacher, Middle Level Cross Country Coach, and Assistant Track Coach
B.A., History, Schreiner University

Troy McCamish, M.S.Ed.
Upper School Teacher
B.A., Philosophy and English, Vanderbilt University
M.A., Theological Studies, Columbia International University
M.S.Ed., TESOL, Shenandoah University

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

Areli Mendez, M.Ed.
Kindergarten Teacher
B.A., Early Childhood Education, George Mason University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University

Scott Meushaw, B.A.
Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.A., Christian Thought, Grove City College

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

Kimberly Miller, M.Ed.
Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Science Department Chairman, Upper School Science Teacher, and Girls Varsity Tennis Coach, Boys Varsity Tennis Assistant Coach
B.S., General Studies with Elementary Licensure, Liberty University
M.Ed., Educational Psychology, University of Virginia

Jessica Mobley, M.Ed.
Lower School Science Teacher and Extended Programs Director
B.S., Special Education, Liberty University
M.Ed., Teaching and Learning, Liberty University

Parker Normann, PhD
Upper School Economics Teacher
B.S., Marketing, Economics, Lehigh University
M.S., Economics, Murray State University
PhD, Economics, George Mason University

John Nye, DMA
Band Director
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

Lisa Oughton, M.A.T.
Upper School History Teacher
B.A., Integrated Biblical Studies, Wheaton College
M.A.T., Secondary Education, Liberty University

Josh Park, M.Div.
Assistant Upper School Principal, Upper School Math Teacher, Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach
B.A., Youth Ministry, Moody Bible Institute
B.A., Bible, Moody Bible Institute
M.Div., Divinity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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

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.
Upper School Science Teacher, Laboratory Manager
B.S., Engineering, United States Military Academy
M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California
M.Ed., Administration, La Salle University

Russell Phillips, B.S.
Lower School Physical Education Teacher, Boys Varsity Soccer Coach, and Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
B.S., Travel Industry Management, Concord College

Janis Pierce, M.Ed.
Lower School Principal
B.S., Learning Disabilities, Winthrop College
M.Ed., Elementary Administration and Supervision, The Citadel

Kristin Pushak, M.A.
History Department Chairman, Upper School History Teacher
B.A., History and Spanish, Geneva College
M.A., Global Affairs, George Mason University

Sindy Quinonez, B.A.
Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A., Classical Liberal Arts, Patrick Henry College

Carolyn Rector, B.S., C.P.A.
Director of Finance and Business Management, Upper School Finance Teacher
B.S., Accounting, Virginia Tech

Monique Rodgers, M.S.
Assistant Lower School Principal
B.A., Social Science, Cal State Long Beach
M.S., Education Administration, Pepperdine University

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, Upper School P.E. Teacher, and Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
B.A., Multi-Age Physical Education, Cedarville University

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

Ualani Schmidtt, B.A.
Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher
B.A., History, University of Texas at El Paso

Lynn Seitz, M.S.
Substitute Coordinator
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

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

Bethany Simpson, B.A.
Upper School Online Health Teacher and Assistant Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
B.A., Psychology, Covenant College

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

Amanda Smith, B.A.
Upper School English Teacher
B.A., English Writing, Wheaton College

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

Amy Snider, M.A
Lower School Instructional Assistant
B.A., Elementary Education, Westminster College
M.A., French Language, University of Maryland

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

Brook Taylor, B.S.
First Grade Teacher
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Auburn 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 Assistant Principal, Upper School Christian Studies Teacher
B.A., Sociology, West Virginia University
M.A., Theological Studies, Liberty University 
M.Ed., Teaching and Learning, Liberty Univertsity

Katy Vanderkwaak, B.S.
Upper School English and History Teacher
B.S., Education, The University of Alabama

David Vanderpoel, PhD
Head of School, CEO, and Upper School History Teacher
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

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

William Vargo, M.S.
Upper School History Teacher and Boys Varsity Baseball Coach
B.S., Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Academy
M.S., National Security Strategy, National Defense University, National War College

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

Leslie Whelchel, M.Ed., P.C.E.T., IAD Certified
Director of Learning Services
B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Jacksonville University
M.Ed., Cross-Categorical Education, Regent University

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

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

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


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


Registrar Emeritus

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

 

Nurse Emeritus

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