Senior Administration

Mr. David Lourie, Head of School

David Lourie was appointed Head of School at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in 2006. Prior to this he served as Head of School at Midland School in Los Olivos, California from 2001-2006.

During David’s tenure as Head of School, St. Anne’s-Belfield School has met 73 of 73 standards of membership during the 2014 ten-year accreditation visit by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). A K-12 integrated computer science initiative was launched, Singapore Math was implemented in grades K-6, and the School undertook a 1:1 iPad program and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) laptop teaching and learning initiative. The School’s capital campaign raised more than $44 million, in part supporting the construction of a new 100,000 plus square foot K - 8 Learning Village which achieved LEED Gold certification and the construction of a new Upper School Dining Room auditorium. Since 2006, the School’s endowment balance increased from $3 million to over $35 million.

In addition to his administrative duties, David remains committed to the academic and extracurricular life of the School. He teaches a 21st Century Citizenship course in the Upper School.

David earned a B.A. in history from Yale University (1993) and holds an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College (2005). He is married to Sarah and has two children who attend St. Anne's-Belfield School, Jacob and Becca.

Ms. Diane Schmidt, Associate Head of School for Operations/Chief Financial Officer

Diane Schmidt joined St. Anne’s-Belfield School as associate head of school for operations/chief financial officer in 2015. She is a long-time resident of Charlottesville, and came to the School following years as the chief financial and administrative officer for Blue Moon Fund. Prior to that she served as audit manager at Hantzmon Wiebel, LLC.

Diane is a certified public accountant, and received her B.S. in Business Administration from University of Mary Washington and her M.B.A. from James Madison University.

Ms. Beth Miller, Associate Head of School for Academics

Beth Miller is the associate head of school for academics at St. Anne's-Belfield School. In this position she coordinates the School’s curricular program across four divisions: Pre-School, Learning Village Grades K – 4, Learning Village Grade 5 – 8, and Upper School.

Prior to her current position, Beth served as Chair of the World Language Department, dean of academic affairs and assistant head of the Upper School for academics at the School. A Spanish teacher by training, Beth's career began at the Blue Ridge School's summer boarding program. She then spent three years teaching Spanish and coaching swimming at Savannah Country Day School. Following her master's work at the Curry School of Education, Beth's passion for teaching expanded to developing teachers, especially those new to the career. She currently also directs the VAIS New Teacher Institute.

Beth earned her A.B. in Spanish at Bowdoin College and her M.Ed. in foreign language education at the University of Virginia. She has a husband named Jamie and two children who attend St. Anne's-Belfield School, Hannah and Chloe.

Mr. Warren Buford III, Associate Head of School for Advancement

Warren Buford is the associate head of school for advancement at St. Anne's Belfield School where he oversees external relations including development, alumni relations, communications and marketing, and admissions, and leads the School’s current comprehensive campaign. Before moving to the School in July 2013, Warren worked in senior development roles at the University of Virginia, serving as the executive director of the University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation (2008 - 2013) and as associate vice president of major gifts for the School of Engineering Foundation (2006 - 2008).

Warren’s career in institutional advancement and educational program development has spanned nearly two decades and includes positions at the Children's Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. and Davidson College in North Carolina. He has served as vice president and philanthropy chair of the board of directors of the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program since 2010, and currently serves on the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Africa Advisory Committee.

Warren holds a B.A. in political science from Davidson College and an MPhil in political studies (transitional justice) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He served as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellow in Cape Town, has taught or guest lectured in secondary and higher education courses on social entrepreneurship and community development, and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

Mr. Peter Quagliaroli, Head of the Upper School

Peter Quagliaroli is the head of the Upper School at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. Previous to this appointment, Peter served as director of College Counseling, a position he held for two years. Peter joined the St. Anne’s-Belfield School community from Groton School, where he held various administrative positions, served on many committees, taught, coached, and lived for 13 years. Peter has worked in independent schools for over two decades, having started his career at Worcester Academy (MA) and The Westminster Schools (GA).

A lifelong educator in independent schools, Peter is devoted to the intellectual, personal and spiritual development of our students and a firm believer in the whole-student approach to education. In addition to administrative duties, he teaches a ninth grade English class.

Peter holds a B.A. in English literature from Cornell University and an M.A. in the liberal arts from Dartmouth College. Peter has also pursued graduate level study in education at The University of California, Berkeley and in African American literature at Harvard University.

Ms. Shannon Montague, Head of the Learning Village

Shannon Montague is the head of the Learning Village (PS - 8) at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. She joined the School in 2017.

Prior to St. Anne's-Belfield, Shannon taught middle school English at both The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland and St. Albans School in Washington, DC. followed by six years at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland, where she held several positions including middle school technology integrator, drama coordinator, and middle school dean of students. She was honored with teaching awards at both The Bullis School and The Bryn Mawr School during her tenure.

Outside of school, Shannon's passion for teacher professional development led her to create Edcamp Baltimore, an unconference where the learning is directed by the teachers in attendance. She is on the board of the national Edcamp Foundation, where she serves as the secretary.

Shannon earned a B.A. in English language and literature from The University of Virginia, and an M.A. in education leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University's Teachers College.

Mr. Dewayne Robinson, Director of Athletics

Dewayne Robinson is the director of athletics at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. With more than 10 years in coaching and athletic administration, he brings a passion for ensuring that competitive athletic programs remain a part of the overall educational experience. He has been an avid athlete his whole life, playing his collegiate basketball at Judson University where he earned several school, conference, and All-American honors during his time as a player. He has worked with athletes of all levels, and is dedicated to providing the valuable tools to today’s youth that he gained from athletic participation.

A native of Memphis, Mr. Robinson earned a B.S. in exercise sciences and sports management from Judson University, and a M.S. in business management from Kaplan University.

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