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2019–2020  Faculty

DSCN4257Mr. Mo Woltering, Headmaster
B.A., Christendom College, Virginia
MTS, John Paul II Institute, Washington, DC
STL, (abd), Istituto Giovanni Paolo II, Rome
Mr. Woltering returned to Holy Family Academy in 2016 after serving as the Headmaster of Covington Latin School in northern Kentucky for four years. Previous to that, he was the Academic Dean and a Teacher at Holy Family Academy for seven years. He is a graduate of Christendom College and has a Masters in Theology from the John Paul II Institute in Washington, DC. In addition, Mr. Woltering studied in the Licentiate Program at the Istituto Giovanni Paolo II in Rome for two years. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Catholic Education Honor Roll  and the CLT Exam, is a regular contributor to the Catholic Education Insider and has published articles in the Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Crisis Magazine and the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly. Mr. Woltering is also a certified barbecue judge, an amateur skeet shooter, a bourbon expert and a part-time farmer. He is married with six children and lives in Orlean, Virginia.

For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named. ~Ephesians 3:15


Graduation Speech 2015

Grade School Faculty

image (2)Miss Mary Radel – Kindergarten
Miss Radel has been a teacher’s aid for both Kindergarten and First Grade before becoming the Kindergarten Teacher. Miss Radel is also a certified Ward Method Music Instructor and teaches Music in the Grade School. She is also the Instructor for the St. Anne’s Program, a classical co-op for children with Down Syndrome.
Joy is the secret of the Christian ~GK Chesterton

IMG_0910Mrs. Dina Zelden ­– First Grade
B.A., Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Mrs. Zelden has over 11 years of teaching experience in both Catholic and public schools including 3-years of teaching first grade in Fairfax County Schools. She recently completed Regina Caeli’s Master Tutor Certification in classical education.
Start being brave about everything ~St. Catherine of Siena

Miss Mary McLaughlin ­–  Second Grade
B.A., Political Science, Christendom College, Front Royal Virginia
Miss McLaughlin has been a teacher’s assistant at Renaissance Montessori School and John XXIII Montessori School in Front Royal. She has also served as a head instructor for 2nd Graders at the Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program for two years.

img_7262portrait.jpgMiss Kayleen Nagurny –  Third Grade
B.A., Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio
Miss Nagurny was a music teacher at St. Ambrose School in Annandale. She was also a 3rd Grade student of Mrs. Witter several years ago!
Be Not Afraid ~Pope St. John Paul II

Miss Bryn Burgess – Fourth Grade
B.A., Theology, Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia
Miss Burgess was an English tutor for the Virginia International Academy. She was accomplished collegiate athlete and now coaches girls basketball and soccer. She resides in New Baltimore, Virginia.

mrsfallon.jpgMrs. Patricia Fallon ­– Fifth Grade
B.A., Albertus Magnus College, Connecticut
Mrs. Fallon has taught at Holy Family Academy for over 20 years and lives in Lake Ridge, Virginia with her husband.
Ad maiorem Dei gloriam  St. Ignatius Loyola

Mr. Tate Pilegaard – Sixth  Grade 
B.A., Literature, Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia
Mr. Pilegaard hails from California and recently completed the Teaching Practicum at Christendom under Dr. Eleanor Kelly, which included a year of student teaching at Padre Pio Academy and Chelsea Academy.

DSC02782Mrs. Denise Woltering – Grade School Curriculum Director
B.A., Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia
M.A., St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Mrs. Woltering was one of the founding faculty members of Holy Family and has been a teacher for more than ten years. She has also been a homeschool co-op board member and instructor. Over the years she has developed a comprehensive working knowledge of the various Catholic and classical curricula that are available today. She is also a graduate of Trivium School in Lancaster, Mass, the pioneer in the resurgence of Catholic classical schools.

Upper School Faculty

Dr. Richard Belleville, Headmaster Emeritus — Philosophy
Dr. Richard Belleville, the founder of Holy Family Academy has been involved in education for more than thirty years. He earned his Doctorate in Philosophy under Peter Kreeft and Fr. Robert Tacelli, S.J. at Boston College. Dr. Belleville also holds a Class A Contractor’s License in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is an accomplished builder, carpenter, and craftsman. He is the devoted husband of Mrs. Jean Belleville, loving father to four children, and proud grandfather of more than thirty grandchildren.
“If I am not, may God put me there. And if I am, may God keep me there, for I would be the most sorrowful woman in the world if I knew that I was not in the grace of God.” ~St. Joan of Arc

Mr. Jacob Cornwell – Upper School
B.A., Literature & Mathematics, Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida
MFA, Shakespeare & Performance, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA
MLitt, Shakespearean Literature, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA
Mr. Cornwell has worked as a Teaching Assistant and Writing Lab Coach at Mary Baldwin. In addition, he has worked in and performed countless productions both at Mary Baldwin and Ave Maria.

Mr. Anthony McDonald – Academic Dean and Upper School Teacher
B.S. & B.A., Indiana University, Indiana
M.A., University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Mr. McDonald previously taught at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, KY. He has a Masters in Classical Studies from the University of Dame and serves as an adjunct professor for Christendom College. He lives in Front Royal with his wife and three children.

Miss Carol Lynn Miller – Philosophy
B.A., Christendom College, Virginia
M.A., John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
Miss Miller studied Philosophy at Christendom and at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. She is also an online editor for the Magis Center and an accomplished musician.

Miss Laura Beth Osterhage – Upper School
B.A., Christendom College, Virginia
M.A., George Mason University, Virginia
Miss Osterhage studied Literature at Christendom and Art History at George Mason. She is the high school girls’ homeroom teacher and lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

img_0007.jpgMr. Patrick Storey – Dean of Students, Athletic Director and Upper School
B.A., Christendom College, Virginia
Mr. Storey lives in Amissville, Virginia with his wife and five children. This is his seventeenth academic year at Holy Family, whose athletic department he founded and still directs. He is also homeroom teacher for the high school boys.
No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. ~St. Maximilian Kolbe


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