VA Academy Faculty & Staff

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Drew Mills

Director of Human Resources

BA, History - Norwich University

Emily Vanegas

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Kendall Mikkelsen

Athletic Trainer

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) - George Mason University

Obie Woods

AP Physics Teacher / Assistant Athletic Director

BS, Aerospace Engineering - Virginia Tech

Ellie Hopper

Upper School Bible Teacher

BA, Biblical Theological Studies - Regent University (in progress)

Andrew Habashy

Upper School Science Teacher

BS, Biology - University of California Riverside

Kimberly Pierce

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Associates - Howard County Community College

Tracy Gardner

Preschool Assistant Teacher

MAT, (Master of Art in Teaching) - Towson University

TQ Williamson

Upper School English Teacher

BA, English - James Madison University

Alex Hardman

Fourth Grade Teacher

MS, Education - Longwood University

Amelia LaMorte

Elementary Teacher Assistant

Amanda Mullen

First Grade Teacher

BS, Elementary Education - Grove City College & MEd, Reading Instruction - University of Virginia

Madelyn DeCarli

Second Grade Teacher

BS, Elementary Education - University of Mary Washington

Melissa West

Upper School Science Teacher

BA, Mathematical Economics - Colgate University; MBA, Operations - University of Rochester

Jordynne Fry

Upper School Art Teacher

Colson Mullen

Upper School History Teacher

BA - Grove City College; MA, History - Liberty University

Janelle Ward

Study Hall & Academic Support

BS, Communication - George Mason University

Benjamin Finley

Upper School PE Teacher

BS, Sports Management - Pensacola Christian College

Sandy Anderson

Academic Support Coordinator

BS, Special Education and Elementary Education K-6 - Liberty University

Kelly Dale

K4 Lead Teacher

CDA; AAS, Early Childhood Education - NVCC (in progress)