6735 Fayette St. Haymarket, VA 20169

6317 Vint Hill Rd. Warrenton, VA 20187

St. Michael's Academy

Haymarket (Pre-K):

6735 Fayette St. Haymarket, VA 20169

703-754-1948

admin@st-michaelsacademy.org

Vint Hill (Elem):

6317 Vint Hill Rd. Warrenton, VA 20187

540-349-3110

admin@st-michaelsacademy.org

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

St. Michael's Academy

123 456 789

info@example.com

Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Our Staff

Administration

Lorrie Crockett : Principal

Lorrie Crockett

Principal

The Lord is the One who goes ahead of you; He will be with you; He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.  - Deuteronomy 31:8

Mrs. Crockett is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve St. Michael’s as principal. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Concord University in Athens, WV. She has experience teaching in the public and private school settings at both the elementary and preschool levels.

Prior to teaching Mrs. Crockett was a preschool director. She took a short break from working to raise her children, and found her home amongst the dedicated and passionate staff at St. Michael’s Academy. Ms. Crockett resides in Warrenton with her husband, two sons, their dogs, Birdie and Mac, and cat Sweetie Pie. Mrs. Crockett is a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

lcrockett@st-michaelsacademy.org
Anita Stevens : Preschool Administrator and Pre-K 4 Teacher

Anita Stevens

Preschool Administrator and Pre-K 4 Teacher

Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. - Luke 12:34

Ms. Anita brings years of experience teaching Pre-K4, to her work as Preschool Administrator for St. Michael’s Academy. She studied Early Childhood Education at Ashford University and has completed ACSI Coursework in Principles and Practices of Christian Early Education. She has been an active member of Midland Church of the Brethren for over 30 years, having served on the Church Board, as a Sunday School teacher, as a Youth/Children’s Ministry Advisor, and as Treasurer on the Education Board.

Ms. Anita is a single mom to two boys, and they live in Sumerduck. Luke 12:22-34 has had significant meaning in her life over the past few years, reminding her of God’s love and omnipotence. Verse 34 states, Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Ms. Anita’s sons and students have been the treasures in her life and have assured her that God is in control. She knows that He has put her here for a reason, and for that she is truly grateful.

astevens@st-michaelsacademy.org

Elementary Teachers

Chris Powers : Kindergarten Teacher

Chris Powers

Kindergarten Teacher

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6

Ms. Chris is an experienced Pre-K4 teacher and has been teaching at St. Michael’s for over a decade! She holds ACSI Certification as an Early Educator. She double-majored in International Studies and German at Millersville University in Pennsylvania and is St. Michael’s German teacher as well as Kindergarten Teacher. Prior to her teaching career, Ms. Chris spent years doing international marketing and sales in the corporate world.

Ms. Chris has a true passion for teaching that has strengthened while being a teacher at St. Michael’s School. She continues to enjoy traveling and experiencing new wonders of the world but embraces the fact that God has chosen her path as a teacher. She fully enjoys being in the classroom and watching the joy on the faces of her students as they learn the word of God and grow in their faith.

Ms. Chris and her husband Jeff have a daughter, age 14 and a son, age ``. They attend Park Valley Church in Haymarket.

cpowers@st-michaelsacademy.org
Nataly Cuny : First Grade Teacher

Nataly Cuny

First Grade Teacher

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, does not boast, it’s not proud. It does not dishonor others, it’s not self-seeking, it’s not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.

Mrs. Cuny and her husband, Gary, began their journey in Rome, Italy, 16 years ago and got married in the most beautiful church on top of the Spanish Steps, Trinita Dei Monti. Coming back to the United States, they have lived in Haymarket for the past 13 years. They are blessed with two beautiful kids, ages 12 and 8.

Mrs. Cuny is thrilled to be working at St. Michael’s Academy. From the moment she walked into the building to register her son for preschool  5 years ago she knew this is the place God wanted her to be. She began to offer her time and services as a substitute and volunteer in the different classrooms. After spending time with kids and with the amazing staff at St. Michael's Academy Mrs. Cuny was thrilled to join our faculty as an assistant, assistant teacher, and a lead PreK-4 teacher and now she pours her heart into teaching 1st grade! She has a true passion for teaching and truly enjoys being in the classroom, watching the joy on the faces of her students as they learn and grow with God.

Mrs. Cuny holds a Bachelor’s & Masters degree in economics and plans to pursue a teaching degree. She  loves reading, painting, traveling, going on long walks and spending time with her family. Mrs. Cuny and her family attend Holly Trinity Church in Gainesville

ncuny@st-michaelsacademy.org
Susan Widlake : First Grade Teacher

Susan Widlake

First Grade Teacher

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord.” - Colossians 3:23

Mrs. Widlake first came to be a part of the SMA family in 2013, when her son was enrolled as a student. She initially began working at SMA as a substitute teacher while her son Brady attended preschool classes. And, her son has since then very proudly graduated from SMA 2 years ago. Now, Mrs. Widlake is excited to begin her seventh year at SMA as a 1stGrade teacher.

Mrs. Widlake has more than 10 years of teaching experience. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a focus in English from Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She has taught both PreK4 and Kindergarten at SMA, has teaching experience at the secondary level in public schools, served as classroom assistant for a “Life Skills” Special Education Program, and has previously taught Pre-K 3 and 4 as a lead teacher in DoD schools.   In addition to teaching, she has a decade’s worth of related educational experience as an Admissions Manager for both Troy State University—European Division and Strayer University—Manassas Campus.

Mrs. Widlake lives in Bristow with her husband, son, and their tuxedo cat.  She enjoys reading, painting, shopping, and simply spending time with friends and family.

Stephanie Wright : First Grade Teacher

Stephanie Wright

First Grade Teacher

1 Samuel 1:27 “ I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request.”

Stephanie Wright first came to St. Michaels when her son was in the preschool. When he went to elementary school, she knew she wanted to work as an elementary school teacher at St. Michaels so she came back as a substitute and then quickly accepted a preschool teaching assistant position. This year she is excited to join us as one of our Kindergarten teachers! Stephanie has been working with children for over ten years. She received both her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work with a credential in School Social Work from San Diego State University. She was a substitute teacher for K-8 in various public school districts in California, a School Social Worker for both elementary and middle school in San Diego, and a behavior therapist here in Virginia and in Texas.

Mrs. Wright lives in Gainesville with her husband of almost 20 years along with their son, their wonderful miracle and blessing from God. When she is not teaching, she is soaking up family time, laughing with her mom friends, trying new recipes, and thanking God for giving her the opportunity to be a mother. Mrs. Wright and her family attend Park Valley Church.

swright@st-michaelsacademy.org
Michele Yancy : Second Grade Teacher

Michele Yancy

Second Grade Teacher

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths - Proverbs 3:5

Mrs. Yancy is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington with a degree in Elementary Education.  Her experience in the classroom includes preschool thru elementary levels in both private and public school systems.  After serving as a regular substitute in Prince William County for the last 5 years, Mrs. Yancy joined the family of St. Michael’s Academy in 2015 as a Second grade teacher.  She feels very strongly that God has called her to this position and feels honored to serve in this ministry.

Mrs. Yancy is happily married to John Yancy, the head Golf Professional at Heritage Hunt, and together, they have two beautiful daughters, Meghan and Molly and two adorable puppies, Brutus and Bella.  They moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Gainesville 8 years ago, quickly found a church home at Park Valley Church, and can often times be seen serving as a greeter or a Park Valley Roadie.

In her free time, Michele loves singing to worship music, photography, reading, going to the movies, and watching her girls dance competitively at Gainesville Dance Center.

myancy@st-michaelsacademy.org
Christen Sanderson : Third Grade Teacher/Elementry Lead

Christen Sanderson

Third Grade Teacher/Elementry Lead

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good, not evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11

Mrs. Sanderson loves St. Michael's Academy, and she is thankful and blessed to be a part of it! She earned her BA at George Mason University. This is her 5th year at St. Michael's and her 7th year teaching. She loves teaching because every day is a new adventure. Her favorite subject is reading. If she could, she would read all day! Her husband is a Prince William County firefighter, and her two children, Adelyn and Tobin, attend St. Michael's Academy. When she's not at school, she enjoys reading, writing, cooking, baking, and photography. She is thankful to be a part of this lovely school. Driving to work every day is a privilege and an honor for her.

csanderson@st-michaelsacademy.org
Heidi Munson : Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher

Heidi Munson

Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. - Ephesians 2:10

Mrs. Munson returns to St. Michael's with an excited and humbled heart! She comes to teaching after being home with her children, helping to plant a church, building and leading a student/children's ministry, and substituting in Prince William Public Schools … all of which have prepared her for this year! Ms. Munson is a California native, earning her Bachelor's Degree at California State University, Sacramento, and her and Teaching Credential from Chapman University. She has taught Kindergarten through 8th grade in the public school system but treasures her experiences of serving Lord through ministry. As these two paths come together, Ms. Munson gets to share her love for the Lord by serving His children at St. Michael's.

Mrs. Munson and her husband recently celebrated their 30th anniversary and are so thankful that God has given them these years together. They have two teens, each a blessing in their own special ways. As a family, they love exploring God's gifts in nature. They enjoy time outside on their bikes or just walking along trails. The Munsons attend and serve at The Life Church in Manassas by leading a small group and facilitating a marriage ministry for engaged and struggling couples.

She loves to watch how this truth has brought her to many places in her life, including St. Michael's!

hmunson@st-michaelsacademy.org
Susan Lipscomb : Fourth/ Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher and Aftercare Supervisor

Susan Lipscomb

Fourth/ Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher and Aftercare Supervisor

Catherine Emery : Reading / Curriculum Specialist

Catherine Emery

Reading / Curriculum Specialist

Dear children, let us not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. - 1 John 3:11

Ms. Emery is pleased to join St. Michael’s staff for the fifth year. As a Colorado native, she earned her English Education degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to moving to Virginia in 2009, she worked as the Reading Intervention Teacher K-6 in a small rural community where she also owned and worked on a cattle ranch. She worked as a substitute teacher in Fairfax County Schools before moving to Haymarket seven years ago. Working in a Christian school is dear to her heart, so she is delighted to have the opportunity to be back in this nurturing environment. She attended Catholic schools, as did her son, and looks forward to becoming part of the St. Michael’s community. Along with her dear husband, she attends Truro Anglican Church.

This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. - 1 John 3:18. Ms. Emery thinks this is the greatest challenge of teachers - to minister and to show students how to act with love.

cemery@st-michaelsacademy.org

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Crystal Farhat : Resource Teacher

Crystal Farhat

Resource Teacher

In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. - Psalm 18:29. 

Ms. Crystal has been working at St.Michael’s Academy since 2011. She earned her degree from Instituto Marangoni, a fashion design school in Milan, Italy.

Crystal has been married for 12 years and has an 11 year old daughter. They spend their weekends traveling for Softball Tournaments and spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Crystal and her family attend Chapel Springs Church in Bristow.
cfarhat@st-michaelsacademy.org
Danielle Curtis : Music Teacher

Danielle Curtis

Music Teacher

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Mrs. Curtis is excited to be back at St. Michael’s teaching music after teaching at another school for the past 5 years. St. Michael’s is where she began teaching 8 years ago after studying Education at the University of Mary Washington and graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art.

With many teachers in her family for generations, Mrs. Curtis has been blessed with excellent resources and examples to learn from. She believes learning is a life-long journey and is passionate about instilling that love of learning in children. Children are naturally curious and hard working so she strives to foster that enthusiasm and encourages tackling challenges.

When Mrs. Curtis is not teaching music, art, or tutoring, she enjoys playing music at local venues with her husband, singing in the St. Patrick Orthodox Church choir, training her therapy/reading dog, and running a portrait photography business. God has blessed her richly with a HUGE Italian family whom she loves to bits.

Cora Girard : STEM Teacher

Cora Girard

STEM Teacher

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I receive help.  My heart rejoices, and I give thanks to Him with my song. - Psalm 28:7  

First and foremost, Mrs. Girard is a Christian and feels called by God to teach.  She has a Bacheloriate degree in Music Education from Florida State University and was certified to teach K-12 by the State of Florida.   In the past 48 years she has taught private studio music lessons, taught public school music, private school music, homeschooled her two sons and taught many other courses and work shops to both children and adults.  She loves teaching and loves her students.

Mrs. Girard has been married to her husband Greg for 42 years now and have moved many places as they served our Lord and he served in the United States Air Force.  They have 2 sons, 6 grandchildren and two dogs.    (One dog loves to be read to as a therapy dog.) Mrs. Girard also enjoys hiking, gardening, sewing and of course music.

Preschool Teachers

Anita Stevens : Preschool Administrator and Pre-K 4 Teacher

Anita Stevens

Preschool Administrator and Pre-K 4 Teacher

Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. - Luke 12:34

Ms. Anita brings years of experience teaching Pre-K4, to her work as Preschool Administrator for St. Michael’s Academy. She studied Early Childhood Education at Ashford University and has completed ACSI Coursework in Principles and Practices of Christian Early Education. She has been an active member of Midland Church of the Brethren for over 30 years, having served on the Church Board, as a Sunday School teacher, as a Youth/Children’s Ministry Advisor, and as Treasurer on the Education Board.

Ms. Anita is a single mom to two boys, and they live in Sumerduck. Luke 12:22-34 has had significant meaning in her life over the past few years, reminding her of God’s love and omnipotence. Verse 34 states, Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Ms. Anita’s sons and students have been the treasures in her life and have assured her that God is in control. She knows that He has put her here for a reason, and for that she is truly grateful.

astevens@st-michaelsacademy.org
Christina Long : Pre-K2 Teacher and Aftercare Teacher

Christina Long

Pre-K2 Teacher and Aftercare Teacher

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and shall be the peace of your children. – Isaiah 54:13

Ms. Christina is excited to join the St. Michael’s faculty after assisting as a room mother, volunteer and substitute teacher. Prior to joining the St. Michael’s staff, she worked with Marriott International in various roles including Sales and Events, Operations and Customer Relations. Upon leaving Marriott, she was blessed with the best job ever, the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom. Ms. Christina lives in Gainesville with her husband, two children and two dogs, and she attends Gainesville United Methodist Church.

clong@st-michaelsacademy.org
Susan Kent : Pre-K2 Assistant Teacher

Susan Kent

Pre-K2 Assistant Teacher

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." – Philippians 1:6

Susan Kent is pleased to join St. Michael’s staff this year as a Pre-K Assistant .   She was born and grew up in Maryland.  She attended Messiah College in Pennsylvania where she earned a degree in Behavioral Science.  Shortly after graduating from college, she was married to her husband and they were blessed with five children.  She and her family moved to Virginia in the spring of 1999.   Soon after the birth of her third child, she became a full time stay at home mom and began homeschooling her oldest.  In the Lord’s strength she and her husband homeschooled their children through high school.  Now that her children are grown, she is slowly stepping back into working outside the home and is thrilled to be working with young children again.   She enjoys watching the little ones learn and grow and is thankful for this opportunity to serve as an assistant at St. Michaels Academy.

skent@st-michaelsacademy.org
Alison Jordan : Pre-K3 Teacher and Aftercare Teacher

Alison Jordan

Pre-K3 Teacher and Aftercare Teacher

Bible verse ~ Psalms 28: 7-8 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Ms. Alison is excited to be entering her 5th year teaching at St. Michael's Academy! She has had experience working in a Montessori setting for 10 years, working with children in the healthcare field for 6 years, teaching Bible school, and working as a nanny for many years. Ms. Alison has always felt that teaching young children has been God's calling on her life, and it so blessed to be living out that calling at St. Michael's!
Ms. Alison moved to Virginia with her youngest son Andrew, from Chicago in 2012. Andrew is a senior in high school, and looking forward to graduation at the end of the school year. Her oldest son, Max currently lives in Nebraska after attending UNL. Ms. Alison enjoys fitness, cooking, reading, singing, and serving as a personal fitness/health coach in her free time.
Ms. Alison and Andrew are members of Fairfax Community Church, where they participate in small groups and serve in their Local Engagement ministry.
ajordan@st-michaelsacademy.org
Cheyenne McElheny : Pre-K3 Assistant Teacher and Aftercare Assistant

Cheyenne McElheny

Pre-K3 Assistant Teacher and Aftercare Assistant

Esteffanny Lambert : PreK-3 Teacher and Elementary Spanish Teacher

Esteffanny Lambert

PreK-3 Teacher and Elementary Spanish Teacher

Esteffanny Lambert brings a rich variety of preschool experiences to St. Michael's Academy for the 2017-2018 school year.

A native of Quito, Ecuador, Esteffanny and her family moved to New York City in 2001, where she began her professional career as the assistant to the Ambassador of Ecuador. Following her marriage and the birth of their oldest two children, Esteffanny began working for Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Cranford, NJ during the 2007-2008 school year. When her husband's job transferred them to Washington, DC, Esteffanny joined St. Paul's (predecessor school to St. Michael's) and was the inaugural teacher for the Mother's Day Out program during the 2008-2009 school year, and then moved to be the Pre-K 3 teacher for the 2009-2010 year. During the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years, Esteffanny ran Loving Learning Preschool for 4 year olds out of her home in Haymarket while she welcomed her third and fourth children into the world. Esteffanny's husband was relocated to Michigan for 2 1/2 years, where they welcomed their fifth child.

Esteffanny has consistently used the A Beka curriculum and Handwriting without Tears, and is certified in CPR and Medication Administration Training.

Esteffanny and her family are members of Park Valley Church in Haymarket, and on the weekends spend their time watching their four girls and one son at soccer games, track and swim meets. Their 4 girls are ages 13, 12, 6 and 2 and their son is 4.

elambert@st-michaelsacademy.org
Indira Gonzalez : Pre-K3 Assistant Teacher and Aftercare Assistant

Indira Gonzalez

Pre-K3 Assistant Teacher and Aftercare Assistant

Sarah Buffington : PreK-4 Teacher

Sarah Buffington

PreK-4 Teacher

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39

Sarah Buffington was born and raised in California and followed her husband out here to Virginia in 2008. Being an outdoor person, and never experiencing the seasons, she absolutely loves it here. She has two wonderful, active boys, who keep her on my toes and knees. Some things Sarah enjoys are gardening, baking, riding dirt bikes, hiking, and she loves people. She also loves Jesus with her whole heart and being. He is her passion, her life, and her everything.

sbuffington@st-michaelsacademy.org
Quentia Poles : Pre-K4 Teacher Assistant

Quentia Poles

Pre-K4 Teacher Assistant

tpoles@st-michaelsacademy.org
Heather West : PreK-4 and After Care Teacher

Heather West

PreK-4 and After Care Teacher

This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. - Psalm 118:24

Ms. Heather holds a college degree and a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. She taught 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old PreK students for three years prior to joining the faculty of St. Michael’s. Before embarking on her educational career, Ms. Heather worked in several large corporations as a customer service representative and in sales. She began working at SMA in 2009, and lives with her husband and three children in Haymarket. She enjoys jogging, computers, reading, and shopping for shoes.

hwacker@st-michaelsacademy.org
Sadtler Bev : Pre-K4 Assistant Teacher

Sadtler Bev

Pre-K4 Assistant Teacher

Bonnie Ayoub : Pre-4 Teacher Assistant

Bonnie Ayoub

Pre-4 Teacher Assistant

Michelle Gonzalez : Pre-K Assistant

Michelle Gonzalez

Pre-K Assistant

Co-Curricular

Danielle Curtis : Music Teacher

Danielle Curtis

Music Teacher

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Mrs. Curtis is excited to be back at St. Michael’s teaching music after teaching at another school for the past 5 years. St. Michael’s is where she began teaching 8 years ago after studying Education at the University of Mary Washington and graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art.

With many teachers in her family for generations, Mrs. Curtis has been blessed with excellent resources and examples to learn from. She believes learning is a life-long journey and is passionate about instilling that love of learning in children. Children are naturally curious and hard working so she strives to foster that enthusiasm and encourages tackling challenges.

When Mrs. Curtis is not teaching music, art, or tutoring, she enjoys playing music at local venues with her husband, singing in the St. Patrick Orthodox Church choir, training her therapy/reading dog, and running a portrait photography business. God has blessed her richly with a HUGE Italian family whom she loves to bits.

Cora Girard : STEM Teacher

Cora Girard

STEM Teacher

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I receive help.  My heart rejoices, and I give thanks to Him with my song. - Psalm 28:7  

First and foremost, Mrs. Girard is a Christian and feels called by God to teach.  She has a Bacheloriate degree in Music Education from Florida State University and was certified to teach K-12 by the State of Florida.   In the past 48 years she has taught private studio music lessons, taught public school music, private school music, homeschooled her two sons and taught many other courses and work shops to both children and adults.  She loves teaching and loves her students.

Mrs. Girard has been married to her husband Greg for 42 years now and have moved many places as they served our Lord and he served in the United States Air Force.  They have 2 sons, 6 grandchildren and two dogs.    (One dog loves to be read to as a therapy dog.) Mrs. Girard also enjoys hiking, gardening, sewing and of course music.

Linda Sakevich : Physical Education Instructor

Linda Sakevich

Physical Education Instructor

And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28

Ms. Linda has a passion for healthy living through exercise and nutrition, and she has been an active member at Lifetime Fitness in Centreville for over a decade. As St. Michael’s Physical Education teacher, she strives to make fitness fun and exciting for the children through exercise and games. Ms. Linda graduated from Somerset County College and continued her studies at Taylor Business Institute. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Bike riding and swimming with her family and friends in her backyard pool are among her favorite relaxing activities.

lsakevich@st-michaelsacademy.org
Esteffanny Lambert : PreK-3 Teacher and Elementary Spanish Teacher

Esteffanny Lambert

PreK-3 Teacher and Elementary Spanish Teacher

Esteffanny Lambert brings a rich variety of preschool experiences to St. Michael's Academy for the 2017-2018 school year.

A native of Quito, Ecuador, Esteffanny and her family moved to New York City in 2001, where she began her professional career as the assistant to the Ambassador of Ecuador. Following her marriage and the birth of their oldest two children, Esteffanny began working for Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Cranford, NJ during the 2007-2008 school year. When her husband's job transferred them to Washington, DC, Esteffanny joined St. Paul's (predecessor school to St. Michael's) and was the inaugural teacher for the Mother's Day Out program during the 2008-2009 school year, and then moved to be the Pre-K 3 teacher for the 2009-2010 year. During the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years, Esteffanny ran Loving Learning Preschool for 4 year olds out of her home in Haymarket while she welcomed her third and fourth children into the world. Esteffanny's husband was relocated to Michigan for 2 1/2 years, where they welcomed their fifth child.

Esteffanny has consistently used the A Beka curriculum and Handwriting without Tears, and is certified in CPR and Medication Administration Training.

Esteffanny and her family are members of Park Valley Church in Haymarket, and on the weekends spend their time watching their four girls and one son at soccer games, track and swim meets. Their 4 girls are ages 13, 12, 6 and 2 and their son is 4.

elambert@st-michaelsacademy.org
Patty Galarza : Elementary Art Teacher & Before Care Supervisor

Patty Galarza

Elementary Art Teacher & Before Care Supervisor

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good, and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. –Jeremiah 29:11

Ms. Patty is so thrilled to be the art teacher St. Michael’s family! She loves art and cannot wait to help each child foster their own creativity!

Ms. Patty has worked with preschool and elementary children since the young age of 14. Some of her most favorite days were spent during the summer months when she was a camp counselor. Ms. Patty was a K3 assistant, and a lead aftercare counselor at Christian Center School in Alexandria. More recently, she was the K4 assistant and the science teacher at Silo Center Preschool in Lorton.

Ms. Patty and her husband have been married for 10 years, and they have three beautiful children, Casey, Sophia, and Odette. They attend Gateway Bible Church in Gainesville.

pgalarza@st-michaelsacademy.org

Support Staff

Emily McCauley : Elementary Aftercare Supervisor

Emily McCauley

Elementary Aftercare Supervisor

emccauley@st-michaelsacademy.org
Noah Mohamand : Pre-K Aftercare Assistant

Noah Mohamand

Pre-K Aftercare Assistant

nmohmand@st-michaelsacademy.org
Larry Poplin : Bus Driver

Larry Poplin

Bus Driver

lpoplin@st-michaelsacademy.org
Tammy Rowland : Registrar

Tammy Rowland

Registrar

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  - Matthew 6:34 

Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Ms. Tammy and her husband have lived in Gainesville for the past 21 years. By the grace of God, they were blessed with a wonderful daughter 11 years ago. When her daughter began attending St. Michael’s Academy, she offered her services as a substitute in various classrooms. Ms. Tammy came on board as a regular faculty member six years ago and is greatly enjoying her time here at SMA.

trowland@st-michaelsacademy.org
Candee Roth : Bookkeeper/Office Manager

Candee Roth

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

I have strength for everything and anything through him who empowers me.  – Philippians 4:13

Mrs. Roth is our full time Office Manager at St. Michael’s Academy. She began her tenure at St. Michael’s several years ago in the teaching capacity. She incorporates her previous experience in the engineering and accounting world to help keep our school organized. She has a great love for all our students and we are so glad to have her!

Mrs. Roth is married and has four wonderful children ranging in ages from 8 to twenty-one. Mrs. Roth is a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She and her family attend St. Katherine Drexel Mission, where she teaches religious education. Mrs. Roth enjoys spending her free time reading, going to the movies, and shopping with friends.

bookkeeper@st-michaelsacademy.org
Amanda Curtze : Elementry Adminstrative Assistant

Amanda Curtze

Elementry Adminstrative Assistant

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth. - 3 John 1:4

Ms. Curtze joined St. Michaels as a substitute teacher for the preschool and a lunch supervisor for the Sparks campus. Previously, she has volunteered and substitute taught at HBCPK for 6 years while also enjoying being a stay at home mom. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Ms. Curtze graduated with a degree in Finance at Penn State and worked in the financial planning industry.

She is married to Andrew Curtze who works for the Fairfax Country Police Department. Ms. Curtze's two children are attending St. Michael's Academy and are also so happy to join such an outstanding, Christ centered school.

acurtze@st-michaelsacademy.org
Cathy Hewitt : Elementary Receptionist

Cathy Hewitt

Elementary Receptionist

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1

Mrs. Hewitt joined St. Michael's since November, 2015. She previously was a preschool Assistant Teachers, before moving into her current role as elementary receptionist. Mrs. Hewitt has lived in Virginia since January, 2014. Before moving here she lived in Pennsylvania for 14 years. There, she worked as a Title 1 Assistant for 13 years in one of the elementary schools in her town.

Mrs. Hewitt lives in Warrenton with her husband, Jim, their daughter, Suzanne, a student at George Mason University, and their dachshund named Heidi. Her son, Ryan, lives in Illinois with his wife, Jessica, and her first grandchild, Charli. Mrs. Hewitt enjoys reading, watching old movies and going into D.C. as often as she can.

chewitt@st-michaelsacademy.org

Parent/Teacher Organization Chairs

Jami Benson : PTO - Parent Chair

Jami Benson

PTO - Parent Chair

“I believe; help my unbelief!” - Mark 9:24

Jami Benson joined the St. Michael’s Academy family in 2016 when her now second grade son started kindergarten here.  She has been active on the PTO from her fist meeting in 2016 and now serves as the Parent Chair.

This year she and her husband Jeff are celebrating 25 years of marriage.  They reside in Gainesville and attend Community Christian Fellowship Church.  When she’s not busy with PTO activities, Mrs. Benson has a full-time job with the consulting company she co-founded.  In her free time, she loves to go 4-wheeling with Jeff and their son.

Christen Sanderson : PTO - Teacher Chair

Christen Sanderson

PTO - Teacher Chair

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good, not evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11

Mrs. Sanderson loves St. Michael's Academy, and she is thankful and blessed to be a part of it! She earned her BA at George Mason University. This is her 5th year at St. Michael's and her 7th year teaching. She loves teaching because every day is a new adventure. Her favorite subject is reading. If she could, she would read all day! Her husband is a Prince William County firefighter, and her two children, Adelyn and Tobin, attend St. Michael's Academy. When she's not at school, she enjoys reading, writing, cooking, baking, and photography. She is thankful to be a part of this lovely school. Driving to work every day is a privilege and an honor for her.

pto@st-michaelsacademy.org