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2017–2018  Faculty

Mr. Mo Woltering, Headmaster
B.A., Christendom College, Virginia
M.T.S., John Paul II Institute, Washington, DC
Mr. Woltering is 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 and the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly. Mr. Woltering is a certified barbecue judge, an avid skeet shooter and a part-time farmer. He is married with six children and lives in Orlean, Virginia.

If you want peace, work for justice. If you want justice, defend life. If you want life, embrace truth. ~Pope St. John Paul II


Graduation Speech 2015

Grade School Faculty

Mrs. Jill Hall – Grade School Lead Teacher & Upper School Teacher
B.S., Western Washington University
Mrs. Hall lives in Nokesville, Virginia with her husband and four children.
Christian optimism is not a sugary optimism, nor is it a mere human confidence that everything will turn out all right. It is an optimism that sinks its roots into an awareness of our freedom, and the sure knowledge of the power of grace. St. Josemaria Escriva

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. Marissa Federline ­– 1st grade
B.A., Christendom College, Front Royal Virginia
Mrs. Federline has previously taught at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School in Woodbridge and Youngsville Academy in North Carolina.
Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire St. Catherine of Siena

Miss Abigail Ethridge – 2nd grade
B.A., Christendom College, Front Royal Virginia
Miss Ethridge has been a riding instructor and lives in Front Royal.

Miss Rebecca Peterson –  3rd grade
B.A., Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California
Miss has taught online classes at Mother of Divine Grace School and lives in Fairfax.
Be not afraid ! Pope St. John Paul II

Mrs. Roxane Gallaher – 4th grade
B.A., Cardinal Newman College, Missouri
Mrs. Gallaher lives in Manassas, Virginia with her husband and four sons. She is the mother of eleven, and grandmother of eighteen, and homeschooled for eighteen years.

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

Miss Gabrielle Buonocore – 6th  grade homeroom teacher and Upper School Latin
B.A., Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California
Miss Buonocore is an alumna of HFA Grade School and taught middle school language arts for one year at St. Sebastian School in California.

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

Miss Lauren Gall – Choir Director & Upper School
B.A., Christendom College, Virginia
Miss Gall Majored in Literature and minored in Sacred Music at Christendom College. She has studied voice, music and Italian in Italy for two years and lives in Woodbridge, Virginia.
It is not knowing much, but realizing and relishing things interiorly, that contents and satisfies the soul. St. Ignatius Loyola

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 two 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.

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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