"When you and your teachers live on the same campus, you see your teachers outside the classroom. They're like a friend, mentor, or older sibling, which is really nice. I think that makes me feel a lot more comfortable in the classroom. If I'm ever tired, worried or just not myself, a teacher or my dorm parent is sure to notice and check on me, ask me if they can help, or just offer me a cup of tea to make me feel better."   Sally '18
CHRISTCHURCH FACULTY MEMBERS ARE CALLED TO TEACH AND TO MENTOR, NOT JUST FROM 8 UNTIL 3, BUT 24/7. THE RARE COMBINATION OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AND GENUINE CARING THESE TEACHERS BRING TO CHRISTCHURCH IS ONE OF THE SCHOOL'S GREATEST STRENGTHS.


Faculty and Staff

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List of 75 members.

  • Photo of Aaron Alter

    Aaron Alter 

    Admission Associate; Director of Global Education; Student Leadership Coordinator
    804.542.6844
    Yale University - B.A. Political Science, African Studies/Env.Policy
    Bio
  • Photo of Franklin Bell

    Franklin Bell 

    Science Department Chair
  • Photo of Susan Bennett

    Susan Bennett 

    Housekeeping
  • Antonella Blakeslee 

    Community Life Support
  • Photo of Jessica Booker

    Jessica Booker 

    Director of Communications and Marketing; Hall Leader 2nd Murrell; DEIB
    804.542.6826
    Old Dominion University - B.A. Communication
  • Photo of Anna Boyer

    Anna Boyer 

    Accompanist
  • Photo of Jimmy Bristow

    Jimmy Bristow 

    Maintenance and Groundskeeping
  • Photo of Terry  Brooks

    Terry  Brooks 

    Accounting Manager
    804.542.6854
  • Photo of Mollie Brumfield

    Mollie Brumfield 

    Learning Specialist; Science; Advisory Coordinator; River & Outdoor
    Dickinson College - 1998
    Bio
  • Photo of William Burlee

    William Burlee IV 

    Director of Admission
    804.542.6805
    Hampden-Sydney College - B.S. Political Science
  • Photo of Taylor Carter

    Taylor Carter 

    Hall Leader 1st Murrell
  • Photo of Meghan Cavanaugh

    Meghan Cavanaugh 

    Director of International Student Programs
    804.542.6853
    Kent State University - BA Teaching English as a Second Language
    The Pennsylvania State University - M.A. Teaching English to Student of Other Languages
  • Photo of Charlotte Charlton

    Charlotte Charlton 02

    Learning Specialist
    Christchurch School
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Delaware - B. A.
  • Photo of Wesley M. Charlton

    Wesley M. Charlton JD 01

    Associate Head of School
    804.542.6805
    College of William & Mary - B.A. Literary & Cultural Studies
    University of Richmond School of Law - J.D.
  • Photo of Abigail Cola

    Mrs. Abigail Cola 

    Science; Immersion Trip Leader
    Hood College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Dave Cola

    Dave Cola 

    Director of Place-Based Education; River & Outdoor; Swim Coach
    804.542.6835
    Washington College - B.A., M.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Billy Coyle

    Billy Coyle 

    Head of School
    804.542.6849
  • Floyd Crouch Jr. 

    Groundskeeper
  • Photo of Rob Deane

    Rob Deane 

    Waterfront & Sailing Program Director; Senior Head Sailing Coach
  • Photo of Bri Dehm

    Bri Dehm BS, RN 

    Part-Time Nurse
  • Photo of John Dehm

    John Dehm 

    Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities; Head Lacrosse Coach
    804.542.6813
    St. Mary's College of Maryland - B.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Leland  DuNomes

    Leland  DuNomes 

    Math Department Chair
    Marygrove College - B.A. Mathematics
    Concordia University - M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Mathematics K-14
  • Photo of Wendy Elbe

    Wendy Elbe 

    Athletic Trainer
    804.542.6860
  • Photo of M. Huntley Galleher

    M. Huntley Galleher 

    Associate Director of Development
    804.542.6838
    Elon College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Kelly Goodrich

    Kelly Goodrich BA, BSN, RN 

    Life Skills Coordinator; Part-Time Nurse
    University of Richmond - B.A. Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
    VCU School of Nursing - B.S.
  • Photo of Peter Goodrich

    Peter Goodrich 

    Director of Community Life; Grade 11 Dean; Humanities
    804.542.6820
    Rhodes College - B.A. History
    The College of William and Mary - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Maxwell Groen

    Maxwell Groen 

    Mental Health and Performance Counselor
    804.542.6811
    Bio
  • Photo of Glenn Harper

    Glenn Harper 

    Director of Operations; Head Girls Basketball Coach
  • Photo of Molly Harper

    Molly Harper 

    Operations Assistant - Logistics
  • Photo of Trish Harper

    Trish Harper JD, RN, BSN, C-ONQS 

    Director of Health Services and Human Resources
    804.542.6809
  • Photo of Michael Heath

    Michael Heath Ph.D. 

    Humanities Department Chair
    James Madison University - B.A. English, History of Art
    Magdalen College, Oxford University - M. Litt. Modern History
    Edinburgh University - Ph.D. Moral Philosophy, Theology
  • Photo of Dido Heath

    Dido Heath 

    Director of College Counseling
    804.542.6830
    Oxford University - M.A. Literae Humaniores
    University of Edinburgh - M.Ed. Special Ed, Classroom Learning, Counseling
  • Photo of Rebecca Hogge

    Rebecca Hogge 

    Development Database Administrator
    804.542.6831
  • Photo of Edward Homer

    Edward Homer 

    Humanities
    Middlebury College - B.A. Political Science, Religion
    Bio
  • Jennifer Homer 

    Communications Assistant; Hall Leader Faye Dorm
    Middlebury College - B.A. History, English
    Bio
  • Photo of Maria Jones

    Maria Jones LPN 

    Nurse
    804.542.6814
    Rappahannock Community College - L.P.N.
  • Photo of Joel Jorgensen

    Joel Jorgensen 

    Humanities; Head Football Coach
  • Photo of Carl  Kelly

    Carl  Kelly  

    LSP; Math; Ass't Dir. Athletics & Co-Curricular Activities; Head Basketball Coach
    Virginia Union University - B.A. History, Political Science
  • Photo of Peter Kempe

    Peter Kempe 

    Librarian for Digital Services & Discovery
    Messiah College - B.A.
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
  • Photo of Kristin Kiland

    Kristin Kiland 

    World Language; NHS Advisor
    Miami University - 1996 B.A. Spanish, Latin Am Studies B.S.
  • Photo of Christopher  Little

    Christopher  Little Ph.D. 

    World Language Department Chair; River & Outdoor; Model UN
    University of Virginia - B.A. Spanish, Economics, Art History
    University of Virginia - M.A. Spanish
    University of Virginia - Ph.D. Spanish
    Bio
  • Photo of Sarah  McCormick

    Sarah  McCormick 

    Art
    Radford University - B.S. Art Education
  • Photo of Tina McCurry

    Tina McCurry 

    Admission Assistant; Lead Administrative Assistant
    804.542.6843
    Rappahannock Community College - A.A.S. Office Systems Technology
  • Photo of Sheri McGinnis

    Sheri McGinnis 

    World Language
    University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - B.S.
    St. Mary's University - M.A.I.
  • Photo of Meghan McNeill M. Ed. LPC-R

    Meghan McNeill M. Ed. LPC-R 

    LSP Director; Film Co-Curricular Advisor
    804.542.6856
    University at Buffalo - B.A. Spanish, Psychology, Sociology
    University at Buffalo - M.Ed. Applied Linguistics
    University of Nottingham - PGCEi Postgraduate Certificate in Education
    Southern New Hampshire University - Graduate Certificate
    The College of William & Mary - M.Ed
  • Photo of Joshua Miller

    Joshua Miller 

    Associate Dean and Residential Life Assistant; Strength & Fitness
    804.542.6803
  • Photo of Jessica  Miller

    Jessica  Miller 

    Associate Director of Community Life and Academic Oversight; Grade 9 & 10 Dean; Science
    804.542.6802
    West Virginia University - B.A. Chemistry
    Marist College - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Anna Moore

    Anna Moore 15

    Science; Head Volleyball Coach; Student Activities Coordinator
    Christchurch School
    Lynchburg College
    Bio
  • Photo of Ashley Myers

    Mrs. Ashley Myers 

    Registrar and Administrative Assistant
    804.542.6832
    Rappahannock Community College - A.A.S.
  • Photo of Kerry O'Grady

    Kerry O'Grady Ph.D. 

    Mathematics
  • Photo of Kimberlee Olsen

    Kimberlee Olsen 

    World Language; Science
    Brigham Young University - B.S. Biology Teaching, Spanish
    The College of William and Mary - M.Ed. Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership
    Miami University - M.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Tasha Parrish

    Tasha Parrish 

    Accounting Associate
    804.758.2306 ext. 560
  • Photo of Mark Parsons

    Mark Parsons 

    Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair; Dean of Faculty
    804.542.6847
    Tennessee Temple University - B.A.
    Eastern Michigan University - M.A. Vocal Performance/Choral Studies
    Bio
  • Photo of Evan Pausic

    Evan Pausic 17

    Learning Specialist; Hall Leader 1st Scott
    Randolph College - B.A. Philosophy
  • Photo of Emma Payne

    Emma Payne 

    Housekeeping
  • Photo of Hunter Petrosky

    Hunter Petrosky 

    Admission Associate; Associate Head Soccer Coach
    804.542.6834
    California University of PA - Bachelor's Degree
  • Photo of Mary Pryor

    Mary Pryor 

    Admission Associate
    804.542.6807
    Sewanee: The University of the South - B.A.
  • Photo of Donald Pyles

    Donald Pyles III 

    Senior Director of Curriculum and Program; Humanities
    804.542.6846
    Roanoke College - History, American Literature
    The College of William and Mary - M.Ed.
    Bio
  • Photo of Jim Robb

    Jim Robb 

    Design & Technology Specialist; Technology Department Chair; Hall Leader 3rd Murrell
    (804) 542-6812
    Virginia Commonwealth Univerity - BFA
    Virginia Commonwealth University - Masters of Product Innovation
  • Photo of Teresa Saxon

    Teresa Saxon MS, BSN, RN 

    Part-Time Nurse
  • Photo of Matthew Schaefer

    Matthew Schaefer 

    teacher/coach
    Pennsylvania State University - B.S. Biological Engineering
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - M.S. Biological Systems Engineering
    Penn State/Virginia Tech - 1997
    Bio
  • Photo of Michelle Schroeter

    Michelle Schroeter 

    Chief Development Officer
    804.542.6850
  • Photo of Angela Showalter

    Angela Showalter 

    Associate Director of Community Life & Culture; Grade 12 Dean of Students; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Team
    804.542.6808
    Goshen College - B.A. History
    New York University - J.D.
    Bio
  • Caroline Smith BSN, RN, NCSN 

    Part-Time Nurse
    William Jewell College - 1994
  • Photo of Desmond Smith

    Desmond Smith 

    Math Instructor; Director of Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging; Hall Leader 2nd Scott
  • Photo of Nicholas  Smith

    Mr. Nicholas  Smith 

    LSP; Humanities; Learn-to-Sail
    James Madison University - B.A. History/Economics
    Marquette University, Sensenbrenner School of Law - J.D.
  • Ms. Salina Stanley 

    Director of SAGE Dining Services
  • Photo of James Sterling

    Mr. James Sterling 14

    Network Administrator
    804.542.6804
    University of South Florida
    Florida Southern College
  • Photo of Orleita Taylor

    Mrs.  Orleita Taylor 

    Payroll Manager
    804.542.6857
  • Photo of Robert Thomas

    Mr. Robert Thomas 

    Head Softball Coach
  • Photo of Jennifer Tietjen

    Jennifer Tietjen 

    Community Life Coordinator
    804.542.6855
    Southeast Missouri State University - 2000
  • Photo of Jordan Wallace

    Jordan Wallace 13

    Data Department and Controls Manager; Hall Leader 3rd Scott
    Christchurch School
    College of William & Mary
  • Photo of Chris Werner

    Chris Werner 

    Chief Financial Officer
    804.542.6851
    University of Virginia - B.A. Interdisciplinary/Echols Scholar
  • Photo of Emily Wilkinson

    Emily Wilkinson 

    Admission Associate
    804.542.6839
    University of Virginia - Bachelor of Science
    John Hopkins University - Master of Administrative Science
  • Photo of Stuart Wood

    The Rev. Stuart Wood 

    Chaplain

THE MAJORITY OF faculty members have chosen not only to teach at Christchurch, but also to call Christchurch home. Some 80 percent of teachers and staff live on campus, and even those who don't have a campus address share meals with students, coach sports teams, lead co-curricular activities, and build relationships with their students that extend beyond the classroom. 

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN students and teachers who share a community makes learning less an academic experience and more a part of real life. Discussions that begin during class continue in the dining hall, on the playing field, and in the residence halls. Because Christchurch teachers come to know the whole person, not just the student they see in the class, they are able to advise students on a more personal level. Students, in turn, see their teachers as adults they can trust, not just the people who administer their tests. 

TEACHERS WHO ALSO SERVE as dorm parents live with students day in and day out. These campus parents come to know and care for "their kids" on a deep personal level and are always available to offer guidance not only academically, but also socially or emotionally. 

MORE THAN TEACHING, being a Christchurch faculty member is co-parenting. Every faculty member is a different kind of parent, and every faculty member brings a different set of skills to offer students. When a student needs advice, motivation, encouragement, or nurturing, he or she has 6-plus caring adults ready to meet that need. 

THIS CAMPUS FAMILY extends beyond Christchurch teachers. Every adult on campus, from the Head of School to members of the maintenance staff, is an an advocate for the students. 

AS ONE CHRISTCHURCH TEACHER said it best, " Teaching at Christchurch is not a way to earn a paycheck. It's a way to live your life. The reward isn't in what we do for the kids. It's in what the kids do for us."

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
804.758.2306