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2018–2019  Faculty

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 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

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.
Joy is the secret of the Christian GK Chesterton

Mrs. Kerri Farrell­– 1st & 2nd grade
B.A., Literature, Christendom College, Front Royal Virginia
M.Ed., Elementary Education, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia
Mrs. Farrell has previously taught at St. Veronica’s and St. Andrew’s and was a curriculum consultant for Aquinas Learning. She was recently invited to a roundtable discussion with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on teacher development and retention.

Miss Rebecca Peterson –  3rd grade
B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California
Miss Peterson is in her second year teaching at Holy Family Academy. She has taught online classes at Mother of Divine Grace School and lives in Fairfax, Virginia.
Be not afraid ! Pope St. John Paul II

Miss Bryn Burgess – 4th grade
B.A., 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.

Mrs. Patricia Fallon ­– 5th grade
B.A., Albertus Magnus College, Connecticut
Mrs. Fallon has taught at Holy Family Academy for 20 years and lives in Lake Ridge, Virginia with her husband.
Ad maiorem Dei gloriam  St. Ignatius Loyola

Ms. Mary Smith – 6th  grade homeroom teacher 
B.A., Dominican University College, Ottawa, Canada
B.Ed, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia (expected Dec 2018)
Ms. Smith has a degree in Philosophy and is completing a degree in Education. She has been a private tutor for homeschooling families, a substitute teacher for Wakefield Country Day and a registrar for Seton Home School.

Mrs. 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 working knowledge of the various Catholic and classical curricula that are available today. She is also a graduate of Trivium School in Lancaster, Mass, one of the first Catholic classical schools in the country.

Upper School Faculty

Mrs. Erin Atkinson – Calculus
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mrs. Atkinson earned her degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, and worked in the field at Lockheed and Micron for four years. She lives with her husband and six children in Haymarket, Virginia.
If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze! St. Catherine of Siena

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

Miss Olivia Cerroni – Upper School
B.A., Christendom College, Virginia
Miss Cerroni was an editor for the National Catholic Bioethics Center and a curriculum reviewer for Evangelium Press. She lives in New Baltimore, Virginia.

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 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.

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 five children. This is his sixteenth academic year at Holy Family, whose athletic department he founded and still directs. He is also homeroom teacher for the high school boys.

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