Staff Directory


Carlos Barreda

Mr. Carlos Barreda
Spanish Teacher

B.A., University of Florida

Mr. Brian Bunn
Social Studies Teacher
Dean of Faculty

M.A., Virginia Tech
B.A., Emory & Henry College

Ms. Emily Bunn
Yearbook Teacher, Admissions Assistant

B.A., Emory & Henry College

Mrs. Robin Cannon
Math Teacher

M.Div., Faith Seminary
B.S., Pacific Lutheran University

Martha Dacons

Mrs. Martha Dacons
Learning Skills Specialist

M.Ed. Penn State University
B.A., La Salle University

Mr. Benjamin Godfrey
Social Studies Teacher

B.A., University of Virginia

Aaron Grubbs

Mr. Aaron Grubbs

Continuing Studies, Liberty University
M.Ed., University of Phoenix
B.S., Longwood University

Mr. Chris Hill
College Advisor
International Student Advisor
Directory of Administrative Affairs

M.A., Jacksonville University
B.S., Jacksonville University

Ms. Corinne Johnson
English and Theater Teacher

M.A., University of Virginia
B.A., University of Virginia

Ms. Fran Jones
Horsemanship Teacher

Mr. Nick Lauterbach
English, Speech & Communication and Music Teacher

B.S., Liberty University
B.A., Calvary Chapel Bible College

Mr. Bryan Meagher
Health, Wellness, and PE Teacher and Director of Basketball Operations

B.S., Medaille College

Mrs. Marianne Mlekodaj
English Teacher

M.A., Morehead State University
M.A., University of South Florida
B.A., University of South Florida

Mr. James Patterson
Science Teacher

B.S., Emory and Henry College
B.S.., Emory and Henry College

Caleb Simpson

Mr. Caleb Simpson
Video Production Teacher and Resident Manager – Boys’ Rotator

B.A. and B.S., Emory & Henry College

Mr. Tom Smith
Sports Medicine Teacher

Ph.D., University of Georgia
M.S., Appalachian State University
B.A., Appalachian State University

Mr. Thomas Thacker
Health, Wellness & PE Teacher, Resident Manager – Fields Hall

M.Ed., University of Lynchburg
M.B.A., University of Lynchburg
B.S., University of Lynchburg

Rev. Douglas Turnmire
Campus Minister, Religion Teacher

D.Min., Mercer University, NC Baptist Hospital
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Mr. Dennis Wymer
Art Teacher

M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
B.F.A., Va. Commonwealth University


Rhonda Bowen

Mrs. Rhonda Bowen
Director of Financial Affairs

B.A., Emory & Henry College

Mr. Steve Bowen
Director of Technology

Ms. Ann Brooks
Assistant Dean of Girls
Resident Manager – Hough Dormitory, 1st Floor

Emory & Henry College

Mr. Aaron Butt
Associate Head of School

M.Ed., University of Virginia
B.A., University of Virginia

Mr. Jeremy Cannon
Assistant Dean of Boys
Resident Manager – Ingram Dormitory

M.Div., Faith Seminary
B.A., Saint Martin’s University

Mr. Clif Conley
Athletic Director (non-basketball sports) and Instructor

B.A., Asbury University

Mrs. Regina Cooper
Transportation Coordinator
Admin. Asst. to the Associate Head of School, Dean of Boys, and Dean of Girls

Mr. Dion Dacons
Director of Athletic Funds

M.B.A., La Salle University
M.Ed., Temple University
B.A., Temple University

Ms. Celina De Los Santos
Academy Nurse

B.S., Liberty University
A.A.S., Wytheville Community College

Mrs. Lisa Finklea
Admin. Asst. to the President and Admission and Development Offices

B.S., Radford University

Mr. Patrick Foster
Resident Manager – Williams-Berry Hall Technology Staff

B.S., James Madison University

Mrs. Katherine Giszack
Director of Admissions

M.S., Radford University
B.A., Virginia Tech

Mr. Todd Giszack
Associate Head of School for Advancement

M.S., Radford University
B.A., Virginia Tech

Joy Groves

Mrs. Joy Groves
Director of Counseling

M.A., Marshall University
B.A., Marshall University

Gena Hall

Ms. Gena Hall
Resident Manager – Hough Dormitory

B.A., Carson-Newman College

Tim Henry

Mr. Tim Henry
Equestrian Director

B.S., Mississippi State University
A.S, Wood College

Mrs. Kristina Hill
Campus Store Manager
Uniform Manager

Mr. Mike Lee
Resident Manager – Dixon Hall

B.A., Asbury University

Mr. Robert Logan
Resident Manager – Williams-Berry Hall

Mrs. Tracie Logan
Resident Manager – Williams-Berry Hall

M.A., Trinity University
B.S., East Tennessee State University

Mr. Luke Peace
Dean of Boys

M.A., East Tennessee State University
B.S., East Tennessee State University

Mrs. Anita Perkins
Academy Nurse

E.M.T., Va. Office of Emerg. Med. Services
L.P.N., Twin Co. School of Nursing

Mrs. Laura Phipps
Admin. Asst. to the Business Office and President’s Office

B.A., Wake Forest University

Ms. Ashley Smith
Dean of Girls

M.B.A., Johnson & Wales University
B.S., Johnson & Wales University

Mrs. Linda Smith
Coordinator for the Academic and Counseling Offices

B.S., Mercy College

Mrs. Chelsi Stoneman
Administrative Assistant to the Business Office

B.S., Virginia Tech

Mr. Yerrick Stoneman
Head Coach – Gold Basketball Team

B.S., Virginia Tech

Ms. Sienna Thompson
Resident Manager – Hough Dormitory

B.A., Bard College