VA Academy Faculty & Staff

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Benjamin Finley

Upper School PE Teacher

BS, Sports Management - Pensacola Christian College

Sarah Morgenthaler

Admissions Coordinator

BA, Sociology - George Mason University; MAT, Elementary Education - Liberty University;

Jack Forest

Upper School Assistant Principal

BA, History- The University of Mary Washington

Elizabeth Brecht

Upper School Math Teacher

BS, Mathematics - Liberty University

Michelle Viljoen

Upper School Counselor

BA, Music - Shenandoah University; MEd in School Counseling - Liberty University

Brandi Thomasson

Second Grade Teacher

BS, Psychology - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Michael Taylor

School Board President

MEd - Regent University

Adam Staats

Athletic Director

BS, Business Management, Minor Athletic Coaching - Shepherd University

Sonya Rodelo

Third Grade Teacher

BA, English/Speech Communication - Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Edith Reed

Kindergarten Teacher

BS, Early Childhood Education - Liberty University

Jessica Pelachyk

Preschool Director

BS, Early Childhood Development - Ashford University MED, Education Leadership - George Mason (in progress)

Cherita Parrish

K2 Lead Teacher

Samantha Oertly

First Grade Teacher

BS, Criminology & BS, Psychology - Shenandoah University.

Kelly Dale

K4 Lead Teacher

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

Carin Lambie

First Grade Teacher

BA, Liberal Studies - Azusa Pacific University

Alex Irizarry

School Nurse

LPN: Western Suffolk Boces

Sophia Holmberg

Lower School Principal

BS, Psychology, Addiction & Recovery - Liberty University MEd, Leadership - Regent University

Dylan Feathers

Head of School

MEd - Regent University

Zinnia Delarosa

Kindergarten Teacher

BS, Accounting - De La Salle University

Jaimie Daknis

Preschool Assistant Director

BS, Psychology - Bridgewater State University Masters in Social Work