6735 Fayette St. Haymarket, VA 20169

6848 Johnson Drive Warrenton, VA 20187

St. Michael's Academy

Haymarket Campus

6735 Fayette St. Haymarket, VA 20169

703-754-1948

astevens@st-michaelsacademy.org

Vint Hill Campus

6848 Johnson Drive Warrenton, VA 20187

540-349-3110

admin@st-michaelsacademy.org

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday to Friday

St. Michael's Academy

Administration

Melissa Mongillo
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. 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 0Instruction 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.


Anita Stevens
Preschool Administrator

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.

Elementary Teachers

Desiraye Carter
Kindergarten Teacher

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

Ms. Carter joined St. Michael’s Academy in 2019 as an assistant teacher for Kindergarten. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in biblical studies from Liberty University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree and state licensure. Prior to SMA, she worked as a warranty administrator for 5 years providing excellent customer service and establishing programs with Youth for Tomorrow. Ms. Carter has been attending The Journey Church for 8 years and has been teaching preschool there for 2 years. She currently lives in Orange County with her husband Joe and son Wyatt. Wyatt is truly a treasure to her life and the inspiration behind wanting to be a teacher. Ms. Carter is very close with her parents and sister. In her free time, she enjoys painting, quilting, and spending time with Wyatt.


Mandy Ballard
Kindergarten Teacher

For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. – Isaiah 54:10

Mrs. Ballard earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Health Education from Utah Valley University, where she attended on a full ride track scholarship. While in college she met her husband. They have been married 12 years now. Mrs. Ballard was blessed to be a Domestic Engineer and stay home for the last 10 years with her 4 children: Crew, Corbin, Mila and Elsie. Elsie is currently attending St. Michael’s in the 3’s program. They have lived in Utah, Arizona, California and now Virginia. They moved to Haymarket from San Francisco in 2019, and they love it here. In her spare time, you’ll find her at either the baseball or soccer field watching my children play sports. Watching them play is one of her favorite things. She also loves spending time with family and friends, summer, shopping, and Dr. Pepper Zero. Mrs. Ballard feels so blessed to be a part of the St. Michaels family.


Thelia Folsom
First Grade Teacher

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.


Susan Lipscomb
First Grade Teacher

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!


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 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.


Veronica Elie
Second Grade Teacher & After Care

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 will soon be completing her B.A in education at Liberty University. 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.


Christen Sanderson
Third Grade Teacher

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 8th year at St. Michael’s and her 10th 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.


Heidi Munson
Fourth 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 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 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.

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.


Ann Cooper
Fifth Grade Teacher

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 be a part of 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 her students and helping them to grow and develop kind and caring personalities.


Jessica Bowie
Elementary Resource Teacher

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Tia Poles
Elementary Assistant Teacher

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 SMA as 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.


Preschool Teachers

Susan Kent
Junior Pre-K 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 be back at St. Michael’s this year as the Junior Pre-K teacher. 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.


Alison Jordan
Pre-K3 Teacher & After Care

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. – Psalms 28: 7-8

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.


Karen Booker
Pre-K3 Teacher

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32

Mrs. Booker was born in California and lived there most of her life. She retired from the Irvine Unified School District in 2009, her husband Keith retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, and they relocated to Virginia where he was born and raised. Her husband now works for Homeland Security. They have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. They are blessed that 3 of their children and 4 of their grandchildren (they have a sweet new granddaughter born this summer) live in this community, they have one son who lives nearby in D.C. When Mrs. Booker is not spending time with her grandchildren, she enjoys vegetable gardening and crafting. She attends Park Valley Church and is very involved with the Children’s Ministry there where she assists with making props, setting up backstage, and preparing for the weekly program. Two of her grandchildren attended the Preschool Program at St Michael’s, and she truly loves and feels blessed every day that she spends teaching children here!


Patty Galarza
Pre-K3 Teacher & Preschool After Care

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 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.


Anna Munson
Pre-K3 Assistant Teacher & Before Care Lead Teacher

For you created my inmost being you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. – Psalms 139:1314

Miss Anna is the Lead Teacher for Morning Care and the Assistant Teacher for PreK-3/PreK-4’s. She is the daughter of SMA’S 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Munson. She also has an awesome brother and amazing dad. She is in college to earn her Early Childhood Education Degree. In her free time, she loves doing puzzles, spending time with family, reading books, telling jokes, riddles, and puns, and playing games. Miss Anna goes virtually to Momentum Christian Church in Ohio. She is looking forward to the years to come!


Grace Cuppett
Pre-K3 Assistant Teacher & Before Care

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 1:5-7

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 began 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.


Callista Baugher
Pre-K4 Teacher

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 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.


Cami Herndon
Pre-K4 Teacher

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. – Psalm 91:4

Ms. Cami is so excited to join the St. Michael’s team this year as a Pre-K 4 teacher.  Her children had their first year at St. Michael’s last year and she loved it so much she knew she needed to join the amazing group of women working at the school.  Ms. Cami has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a concentration in childhood studies.  She also has her master’s degree in Education from Christopher Newport University.  Ms. Cami previously taught second grade for several years in Stafford County and has stayed home with her children for the last 5 years; she is so excited to get back into the classroom!

Ms. Cami lives in Bristow with her husband, 2 sons (Jack & Everett), and 3 dogs. She loves to spend time outside with her kids and dogs, exploring new places, reading and baking.


Jacque Patrick
Pre-K4 Teacher & After Care

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: Coli, 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 Tide!


Heather Wacker
PreK-4 Teacher & After Care

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 Academy. 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.


Bonnie Ayoub
Assistant Teacher & Before Care

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.


Michelle Gonzalez
Assistant Teacher

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 she does.


Natalie Ayoub
After Care

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

 Ms. Natalie is very excited to join the St. Michael’s staff this year as an aftercare teacher, she was born and raised in Virginia and has lived in Fauquier County all her life. She lives with her parents and handsome 8-year-old golden retriever named Harley who she absolutely adores. She just graduated from Liberty High School in May 2022 and is planning to start community college in Fall of 2023 to major in criminal justice. Her mom, Bonnie Ayoub has worked at St. Michael’s for 4 years as a before care teacher and assistant teacher, she would come with her mom quite often to help at the school and that’s when she just knew she wanted to become a part of the St. Michael’s family. Natalie has had 5 years in experience with taking care of kids, she has babysat for many families since she was in 7th grade and absolutely loves being around children and helping them.


Amanda Thompson
Assistant Teacher & After Care

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!


Trisha Schreiber
Assistant Teacher

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

Trisha Schreiber first came to St. Michael’s when her first daughter was in preschool. While her daughter was in the 4-year-old class, she started helping around the Haymarket campus being a ‘floater’. During that time, she mostly helped in the Jr. Preschool class and now this upcoming school year she was eager to accept the Teaching Assistant position for Jr. Pre-K. She is very excited to help shape the young minds and teach them about the Lord. Trisha graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and minor in communications from WVU.

Mrs. Schreiber lives in Haymarket with her husband, two young daughters, dog, and cat. When she is not teaching, she enjoys running, cooking, worshiping, and just living each day thanking God for his miracles. Mrs. Schreiber and her family attend Park Valley Church and help in their outreach group.


Laura Harvey
Assistant Teacher

I can do all things through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13 

Mrs. Harvey has always enjoyed working with children and first fell in love with St. Michael’s when her son started attending Pre-k there in 2015.  She coached competitive figure skating for over 20 years before moving on to a career in Real Estate. She felt called back to working with children and is excited to join the St. Michael’s family. Mrs. Harvey is currently completing her Psychology degree at Liberty University and hopes to spend her next 20 years educating children in the classroom. Mrs. Harvey lives in Haymarket with her husband and three children.


Co-Curricular

Linda Sakevich
Physical Education Instructor

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.


Heather Rice
Computers & Art/Drama Teacher

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.


Ingrid McNealy
Spanish Teacher

Do everything in love. – 1 Corinthians 16

Ingrid moved to the Haymarket area a year ago and kept looking for a school that would help her to serve the Lord and her students. She found St. Michael’s Academy, and she feels blessed to be a part of this school family. This is her second year teaching Spanish. She has six years of experience working as a Parent Liaison, Substitute teacher, and Spanish Interpreter for FCPS. Ingrid loves her students with all her heart. She has a lot of energy and has a passion for teaching Spanish to her students through playing, singing, dancing, and reciting poems. Ingrid’s hobbies are dancing, swimming, hiking, running, and traveling around the world with her husband and three kids during her free time.

Support Staff

Amanda Curtze
Registrar / FACTS Specialist

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

Mrs. 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, Mrs. 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. Mrs. Curtze has two children.


Robin Gundry
Office Manager

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. 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.


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