Mount Holyoke College, B.A. Latin
Catholic University of America, M.A. Medieval Latin and M.A. Medieval studies
University of Pennsylvania, M.A. Ancient Greek
Elizabeth’s teaching philosophy is “Saepe summa ingenia in occult” or, “Often the greatest talents lie hidden.” She believes it is her job to find those talents and bring them out in her students. For her, the most exciting part of the School year is the first few weeks when there is so much potential and the thrill of discovering who her students are, what they like to do, and how her projects will help them advance. Elizabeth’s favorite thing about Charlottesville is that there is music and theater everywhere, all year round, though a “bucket list” item of going diving on the Great Barrier Reef would take her further afield.
Longwood College, B.S. business administration
Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S. health and physical education
Mary has been an icon in the world of Saints athletics for more than 30 years, and is often seen on fields, courts, and even diamonds in the space of one day. But her favorite School tradition is related to community rather than competition – the annual Lessons & Carols service. Mary notes that the tradition brings together everyone, including faculty, students, parents, grandparents, and alumni, through lessons and singing.
Université Paul Valéry, B.A. English
University North Carolina Greensboro, M.A. French
Karine has received the Golden Apple and Middle School Teacher awards, and believes that teaching must allow everyone to accept making mistakes. Sheis always excited for the first weeks of school when students are ready to learn without the stress of performing well on a test, and enjoys catching up with past students and seeing how much they have changed over the summer. Originally from France, Karine find that Charlottesville has a very European flair and that Petit Pois’ coq au vin and French fries are best enjoyed on the patio. In general, she enjoys that this is a college town full of smart people and a culture turned towards the future.
Bard College, B.A. Spanish studies
Madeleine believes that teaching is not about transferring information, but rather inspiring others to follow passions and be open minded, life-long learners. She loves the first month or two of the school year when everyone is excited and establishing goals for the year, and in her spare time loves to travel to see new places, and learn about new cultures, languages, and traditions. In the future she hopes to club the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu, Peru.
University of Virginia, B.S. kinesiology
University of Virginia, M.T. physical education
In addition to coaching Grades Seven and Eight Volleyball and Girls’ Soccer, Brooke is also the director of Camp Corwith, a two week adventure for local students who might otherwise not have the means to attend a summer camp. Cooking, crafts, sports, reading, writing, and math are all part of the camp experience, as are field trips to local attractions. One day, Brooke would like to learn to play the piano and check that off her “bucket list.”
Mary Baldwin College, B.S. sociology and education
James Madison University, M.Ed. middle education
University of Virginia, Ed.S.curriculum and instruction
Doug has been both an honors scholar at Washington and Lee University and a CISE Fellow at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the School, he was named Educator of the Year in the Rockbridge Region for his work at Lylburn Downing Middle School in Lexington. He believes that for both the teacher and the student, meaningful learning is about asking good questions. In addition to coordinating Grades 5 – 8 weekly Chapel services, Doug also serves as the faculty sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
University of Virginia, B.S. education
University of Virginia, M.T. education
Mark believes in coaching students to become better leaders by supporting them through multiple learning styles and helping them find a healthy balance of hard work and love of learning. He loves the excitement of the first day of school, and the chance to slow down and share as a community that weekly Chapel provides. Mark enjoys sports including basketball and golf, and one day would like to travel across the country in an RV. Many might be surprised to learn that Mark has been at the School since 1999.
University of Rochester, B.A. biology
SUNY College at Brockport, M.S., secondary science education
In addition to teaching science and serving as the Learning Village Grades K – 8 science department chair, Pam also leads the forensic science Quest and is the photo book editor for Grades 5 – 8. Before coming to the School she taught science in NY and FL, and believes that students learn best when they are given the opportunity to experiment, problem solve, and collaborate. She loves the ceremony of Convocation, as well as the spring when she can reflect on what her students have learned and share in their excitement of their astronomy projects.
College of Wooster, B.A. history
Following a period of service in the Coast Guard, Brian taught for ten years at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, CT before moving to St. Anne’s-Belfield. Here he coaches Grades Seven and Eight Boys’ Basketball, as well as serves as the wilderness adventure coordinator for grades seven and eight backpacking trips. He was the recipient of a Golden Apple Award in 2016, and believes that kids are awesome, teaching is fun, and teaching is an opportunity to be present for students and to make a difference. Brian considers the best part of the school year to be the moment eighth grade backpackers share at Blackrock Summit after completing a long hike on the second day of their Shenandoah National Park trip. He also views the Learning Village as a haven in which we provide the opportunity to be ourselves, learn from each other, and share parts of who we are.