Mr. 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 has published articles in the Imaginative Conservative, 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 sommelier 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
Grade School Faculty
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
Mrs. 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
Mrs. Mary Scanlon – 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.
The nation…doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.
~Saint Edith Stein
Miss 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 Warrenton, Virginia.
Miss Madison Cox – Fifth Grade
B.A., Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA
Miss Cox has been a Fifth Grade teacher at Archway Academy North Phoenix, one of the Great Hearts Academies, a curriculum writer for the Campion Initiative and a corporate project manager.
Mrs. Lucille McLaughlin – Sixth Grade
B.A., Psychology & Political Science, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
M.Ed., Counseling, Boston University, MA
Mrs. McLaughlin has been a teacher at Padre Pio Academy in Front Royal and Holy Trinity Homeschool Ministry in Gainesville, VA. She has been an experienced and successful home educator for over 20 years.
Mrs. Denise Woltering – Grade School Curriculum Director
B.A., History & French, Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia
M.A., History, 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 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. Cornwell lives in Manassas, VA with his wife and two children.
Mrs. Bernadette Goyette — Part-Time Upper School
M.A., Secondary Math, University of Virginia
B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College, CA
Mrs. Goyette has been involved in Catholic classical and montessori education for decades. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for John Paul the Great Montessori Academy in Front Royal.
Mrs. Patty Hetrick — Part-Time Upper School
M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Miami School Medicine, FL
B.S., Biology, University of Dayton, OH
Mrs. Hetrick has been a teacher at HFA several years ago when her children attended. She has taught at St. Andrews in Clifton for the past 12 years. In addition, she has also taught at Aquinas Regional School and Seton School.
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 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.
Mr. 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 six 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
Mrs. Helen Weir – Upper School
B.A., College of William and Mary, Virginia
M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH
Mrs. Weir is a veteran teacher having taught at Queen of Apostles School in Alexandria and Ville de Marie Academy in Arizona. She has worked as a writer, editor and curriculum developer for numerous groups including Kolbe Academy, The Pearson Institute, Ave Maria Press, Emmaus Road Press, RenewAmerica.com and The Remnant.
He who has known the Immaculata, loved her, dedicated himself to her so completely that he left nothing for himself and did not make any reservations, . . . even if it cost him very much and even if it would come to sealing this ideal with blood–such a person is a perfect Knight of the Immaculata.
~St. Maximilian Kolbe