Board of Trustees

Ad Fontes Academy is governed by an independent Board of Trustees (not governed by a particular church) which serves five primary functions in accordance with our mission statement and statement of faith:

    • To preserve and support the school’s mission and statement of faith
    • To establish and evaluate the Board and school governance and management policies
    • To strategically plan for the school’s future development
    • To hire, equip, evaluate and support the President in implementing the operational plan
    • To provide adequate funding to fulfill the strategic plan

2020-21 Ad Fontes Academy Board of Trustees

Sarah Mouton
Chair
Mrs. Mouton has been involved in classical education for over 20 years as a homeschooling parent, an educator, an AFA parent, or as a member of the AFA board. This is her second term on the board. She received her Masters in the Great Books from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland. Sarah and her husband Steve are members of Church of our Saviour, Oatlands, where they minister in the children’s education program. They have five children, three of whom attended AFA.

Rob Ball
Vice
Chair
Mr. Ball is a Vice President at CGI Federal and is responsible for business engineering and delivery assurance.  During his 35 years with CGI, Rob has served in leadership positions across CGI’s commercial and government business in delivery operations, business development, and strategic planning. Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Duke University.  Rob and his wife Alice have had six children graduate from Ad Fontes. They are members of Redeeming Grace Church in Fairfax. This is Mr. Ball’s second term on the Board starting in 2015, after having served from 2006 to 2013.

Richard Leed, Ex Officio
Treasurer
Mr. Leed is an experienced finance and accounting professional who provides CFO services and strategic business consulting services to growing companies.  He is licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) in Virginia and holds the chartered global management accountant (CGMA) designation from the AICPA and CIMA.  Rich has nearly 12 years of experience in the not-for-profit industry including positions in fundraising, as an independent auditor of not-for-profit organizations, and as the director of finance for a national not-for-profit organization.  He enjoys providing counseling to organizations and individuals in the area of stewardship and personal financial planning. He is a graduate of Grove City College where he earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and his master of science degree in accounting.  Rich and his wife have two sons, whose oldest attends Ad Fontes, and are active members in various ministries at Chantilly Bible Church.  Rich has served on the Board since 2016.

Karen Dougherty
Secretary

Mrs. Dougherty is the proud mom of 3 adult children, the youngest of whom attended AFA for 9-12th grade. Karen is a Project Manager in the FHA Lending Department at Greystone Funding Company. She is a graduate of Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts/Theatre with a minor in Business. Karen and her family have been members at Sterling Orthodox Presbyterian Church for 25 years. Karen has been honored to serve on the AFA Board since 2021.

Sam Cox
Sam has served as an educator for over three and a half decades in an extensive career in six independent schools and three public schools around the nation. Sam has served in various capacities, including as a teacher, humanities department chair, cross country and track coach, Dean of Students, Upper School Head, and from 2001-2020 as Head of School at two different Christian classical schools: Faith Christian School in Roanoke, VA and Caldwell Academy in Greensboro, NC.

Hal Lindsey

Beth Strachan, Ex Officio
Interim Head of School
Beth Strachan has served in the Ad Fontes community for the past 11 years as teacher, admissions director, and now as Interim Head of School.  A graduate of Grove City College with a degree in business and marketing, she initially worked in advertising.  Beth later completed her secondary teaching certification and taught high school in Prince William County.  After having children and discovering the classical model of education, Beth classically homeschooled through the elementary grades, before enrolling them in Ad Fontes for middle and high school, where she initially came on to teach fourth grade.  She is deeply committed to the classical model of education and loves sharing the vision of AFA with other families.

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