7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday to Friday
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. Mongillo is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as Principal of St. Michael’s Academy! She has been an elementary educator for fourteen years serving the last seven years as a reading specialist for Prince William County Schools. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and psychology from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ and went on to teach 1st grade and 3rd grade. During her time as a classroom teacher, she furthered her education by obtaining her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in reading and literacy from George Mason University. In December of 2019, she became a National Board-Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. She is extremely passionate about literacy and is motivated to continuously learn and grow professionally.
She resides in Haymarket with her husband and two children. She attends Park Valley Church. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outside, and being active by running, cycling, or walking her dog.
She feels truly blessed to be given the opportunity to lead St. Michael’s Academy and looks forward to serving the SMA community and partnering with teachers and families to ensure that all students’ academic, spiritual, and social-emotional needs are met.
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.
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 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. Stephanie has been working with children for over ten years. She received both her bachelor’s and Master’s 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 an applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist for children here in Virginia and in Texas.
Mrs. Wright lives in Gainesville with her husband of 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.
"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6:34.
"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Mrs. Cooper is excited to join the St. Michael's team! She is originally from Connecticut and has lived in Virginia for the past 5 years. She graduated from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and Special Education. After graduating she moved across the country to Arizona to teach at a Catholic school on the Navajo Reservation teaching 4th and 5th grade. Mrs. Cooper moved to Virginia shortly after teaching in Arizona and taught 4th and 1st grade in Alexandria for Fairfax County. She recently got married and she and her husband, David bought a house in Broad Run a little less than a year ago. In her spare time, she loves to color, spend time with family and friends, travel, and enjoy the outdoors especially in Autumn when the leaves start to change. She looks forward to working with a new grade level and adding on to her experience by encouraging and helping students grow and develop kind and caring personalities.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12
Mrs. Folsom grew up in a small town in Connecticut. Her parents came from completely different worlds; her dad was from a village in Spain and her mom was a fearless New Yorker. They instilled in her a love of God and the belief there were no limits to what she could accomplish in life. This determination and desire to succeed helped her achieve many things in life. Her faith in Jesus and belief in herself helped Mrs. Folsom stay optimistic as she fought cancer as a teenager. She graduated from American University with a B.A., and while there, she shared her faith story on retreats to let other young adults know Jesus is walking with us, giving us the strength to persevere even in the darkest moments in life. Experiencing love and encouragement through family, friends, doctors, and strangers throughout her life showed her that the Lord is alive, working through people.
Mrs. Folsom decided to get a master’s degree in teaching from George Mason University, and received an M.Ed. as well as a Virginia state license. After graduation, she met her amazing husband, Matt, and accepted a teaching position in Fairfax, VA. Mrs. Folsom left teaching seven years later to begin another wonderful adventure---motherhood! The Folsom family doubled between 2003 and 2005, welcoming two little loves, Andrew, and Emily! These two miracles made their lives complete! When the Folsom children were in Elementary School, Mrs. Folsom accepted a Kindergarten Assistant teacher position in her children’s school. The years Mrs. Folsom has taught affirmed her desire to become a teacher who will make a positive difference in a child’s life. Nine years later, she decided it was time to have her own class again. She accepted the second-grade teacher position at SMA. Mrs. Folsom understands now more than ever that her purpose in life is to be an empathic, happy, and helpful person by living a life filled with joy. She is extremely excited to continue her journey as an educator of children as a part of the passionate and faith-based teaching team at St. Michael’s academy.
“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
Susan Lipscomb began teaching at St. Michael’s Academy as a substitute teacher. She then served as an assistant teacher for 4th and 5th grade and as a lead kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Lipscomb is now a lead first grade teacher.
Mrs. Lipscomb began her education at Indiana University of PA in psychology, minoring in business/finance and art history. After many years of working in the business/finance field, she felt the Lord telling her to pursue her heart's desire since she was eight-year-old: to become a teacher. This led her back to school to earn her BS and MS in Elementary Education at Old Dominion University. It was the best decision she ever made because no matter where she has taught, public schools in Fauquier and Prince William Counties or at Christian schools including Providence Academy, Midland Christian and now at St. Michael's, she feels "at home" in the classroom and knows that her teaching skills are a gift from God and that teaching children, especially about Him, was His will for her all along!
Now that Mrs. Lipscomb's son is almost 30 and lives in the Tampa area, she loves to travel, especially to Florida! She has also visited many countries, including Israel, and has explored 45 states across our beautiful and diverse country. Besides traveling, she loves to teach Kindergarten Sunday School, watch classic movies, read Christian books on the beach, and take photos of God's amazing Creation!
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.
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 7th year at St. Michael's and her 9th 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.
“May the God who gives you encouragement and endurance give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had so with that one mind and one voice you may glorify God and the father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6
Heather has experience teaching in both public and private Christian schools. She has taught pre-k for 10 years and substituted in the school system. She has a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from George Mason University. She was previously employed as an in-home counselor with children, as well as with adults with mental health disabilities. She has two children and lives in the heart of Warrenton. She has a theatre background and is looking forward to integrating a theatre program at St. Michael’s as an extracurricular activity. She enjoys getting to know her students and their different learning needs. She enjoys crafts, practicing mindfulness, coloring, going to the beach and making memories with her family.
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 has been a teacher in many classrooms but 4th grade is her favorite. She has taught in California, Ohio, and Virginia. After teaching in the public school system, being home with her children, helping to plant a church, and building a student/children's ministry, God led her to St. Michael's Academy. She believes that all of her life experiences have prepared her to be the best teacher she can be!
Mrs. Munson and her husband are very thankful for the many years God has given them together! They have two adult children, each a special blessing in their own ways. As a family, they love exploring God's gifts in nature. The Munsons virtually attend Momentum Christian Church. This is the church they helped to plant!
Mrs. Munson is a California native. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from California State University, Sacramento, and her 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.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13
Mrs. Carter always knew she wanted to be a teacher, always playing school as a child. She graduated with a degree focused on elementary education from George Mason University in 2007. She has a lot of experience working with children and absolutely loves it. She has taught in children’s church at various churches she has attended over the years, been a substitute for Fauquier County Public Schools, and ran a daycare for 7 years while her daughter was young.
Mrs. Carter lives in Remington with her husband of 14 years and their 11-year-old daughter. When she isn’t teaching, she loves to take family adventures, eat ice cream, go running/hiking, play board games, and do craft projects. She and her family attend Park Valley Church in Haymarket.
“I am the vine and you are the branches. If man remains in me and I in him, he will bare
much fruit. For apart from me, man can do nothing.” - John 15:5
Mrs. Elie is a senior at Liberty University completing her B.A in education. She
previously received an A.S in psychology from Northern Virginia Community College.
She is a history buff and loves to help foster the growing minds of children. Mrs. Elie is a
mother of two wonderful boys, ages 6 and 2. Her husband is also attending Liberty
University in preparation to become a pastor. She is beyond blessed to work with the
wonderful staff of St. Michael’s. She is excited to work with all the kids and help each of
them learn and grow to their full potential.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” - Galatians 2:20
Quantia (Tia) Poles joined St. Michael’s Academy is an assistant elementary teacher. She has one loving amazing, 10-year-old daughter named A'Shiaya. She has lived in Warrenton, Virginia most of her life. Tia has worked with children for over 20 years and truly enjoys it. She finds it a true blessing.
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.
"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.
“For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Mrs. Baugher is excited to be a new Pre- K 4 lead teacher for St. Michael’s Academy this year. She was introduced to the school during her college practicum in 2019, and then taught as a substitute lead teacher in the winter and spring of 2020. Mrs. Baugher has her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education through Bluefield College in Virginia. She has also taught Elementary children’s church for many years and various age groups through homeschool co-ops.
Mrs. Baugher lives in Warrenton, VA with her husband and two youngest daughters. Her oldest daughter is attending nursing school in Powell, Wyoming. Mrs. Baugher enjoys singing, reading, hiking, and traveling.
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.
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
Mrs. Patrick started at St. Michael’s Academy as a substitute teacher before joining the
staff as a lead pre-K teacher in 2011. In 2015, her family moved overseas for three
years to Bangkok, Thailand. It was an amazing adventure for her family but she is
thrilled and honored to be back at home at St. Michael’s Academy. Mrs. Patrick has
been married for 27 years to Rusty, whom she met while at the University of Alabama,
where she graduated with a BA in Communications. She has two children: Colin, a
senior at the University of Alabama and Keira, a freshman at Battlefield. When not
teaching, Mrs. Patrick enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and Alabama football. Roll
"Do everything in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14
Mrs. Gonzalez was born in Torrejon, Spain and has lived in many places following her
father’s career in the Air Force.
She has been married for almost 30 years and has three sons and two granddaughters.
She loves outdoor activities, and her favorites are hiking and skiing. She LOVES the
fall season with the changing of the leaves.
Mrs. Gonzalez started working at SMA as a substitute teacher. She said, “It was such
an amazing place to work that when the “floater” job came open I decided to give it a
try. It is the best decision I’ve made. I love the ladies I work with, they have become
family to me. The kids make me smile every day and I feel so blessed to work at SMA."
Mrs. Gonzalez shares her love with the students each and every day and in everything
"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.
“Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are God my savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5
Ms. Bonnie is excited to join St. Michael’s faculty after assisting as a room mother,
volunteer, and substitute teacher. Prior to joining the St. Michael’s staff, she worked at a
dental office in various roles including assisting the doctor and receptionist. Upon
leaving the dental office, she was blessed with the best job ever, the opportunity to be a
stay-at-home mom. Ms. Bonnie lives in Bealeton with her husband Paul, beautiful
daughter Natalie and wonderful Golden Retriever, Harley. She also attends Saints Peter
and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church.
“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and
your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason, I remind
you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” 2 Timothy
Ms. Grace joined St. Michael’s Academy during the 2019-2020 school year as a Pre-K4
Teacher’s Assistant. She graduated with her associate degree in 2020 from Northern
Virginia Community College and is planning to begin her bachelor’s degree in the Fall of
2021. Her first experience with children was when she became an aunt to her beautiful
nephew, Cole. In 2018, she began working and volunteering with the Park Valley
children’s ministry, and her experience there further established the love that she had
for children and teaching them about the Lord. When she saw an opening for a
Teacher’s Assistant at St. Michael’s, she prayerfully decided to apply. As Ms. Grace
continues to work with children, she understands more and more the significance of
pouring into, and encouraging the heart of a child. Ms. Grace feels blessed to be a part
of the family at St. Michael’s Academy.
“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” - Proverbs 12:25
Mrs. Thompson joins St. Michael’s Academy as an assistant teacher for PreK as well as before
and after care. Mrs. Thompson lives in Manassas Park with her husband and daughter, who will
start attending St. Michael’s in January 2022. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her
family, being outdoors and relaxing. She looks forward to the school year!
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.
The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:8
Ms. Linda really feels blessed to be a part of this school family for the past eleven years. She started as a substitute teacher for the first year in 2010. In the fall of 2011, she took a permanent position as our P.E. teacher. Ms. Linda graduated from Somerset College with a liberal arts degree. She strives to make physical education fun for the students, passing on her love of exercise and games. She feels that God had the perfect job planned for her, because she has always loved exercising.
Ms. Linda and her husband recently built a house on a lake, with a bike and walking trail access right in her backyard. They really like these outdoor activities together.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth. - 3 John 1:4
Ms. Curtze joined St. Michael's Academy as a substitute teacher for the preschool and a lunch supervisor for the Vint Hill campus. Previously, she 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 from 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 has two children.
"My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." - Galatians 2:20
Robin Gundry graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor's degree in Marine Science in 2006. Before having kids of her own, Robin spent years volunteering with the youth groups at her churches, teaching Sunday School, and volunteering as staff on mission trips during the summer. Her husband, Sean, is a United Methodist pastor. They currently attend Buckhall UMC in Manassas. Robin worked at PetSmart from 2007-2021, when she decided to join the staff at SMA where both of her children are students. She feels so blessed to be here with them each day.