Faculty and Staff

Faculty & Staff

To partner with parents in discipling our students to excellence in Christian character and intellect, we must have excellent leadership and teachers. The teachers at Ad Fontes are an exceptional team of academic professionals who love Christ, love their students, love each other and love their subjects.

At Ad Fontes, we commit to students and families to have Christian teachers and mentors who:

  • Agree with the AFA Statement of Faith as demonstrated by life, word and deed
  • Possess passion for learning, the gift of teaching and have a teachable heart
  • Partner with parents in the education of their children
  • Set an example of servant leadership, using Biblical principles to resolve disputes, speak to edify and encourage, and work as members of an academic team
  • Love children and bring a desire to instruct and discipline in a manner which encourages academic and personal excellence
  • Interim Head of School

    Beth Strachan

    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. ...
  • Lower School Principal

    Janet Cooper

    Mrs. Janet Cooper leads the K-6th grade program. Prior to Ad Fontes, she was a teacher and principal at another start-up classical school....
  • Dean of Students and Upper School History

    David Mathwin

    Dave Mathwin has taught at Ad Fontes since 1998. He lives in Centreville with his wife Linda and their three children, John, AJ, and Keris....
  • Director of Strategy and Growth

    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...
  • Upper School Director of Student Support

    Mimsie Houser

    Mrs. Mimsie Houser graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and holds a Master’s in Education and Post-Master’s...
  • Director of Student Activities

    Paul Cameron

    Mr. Paul Cameron is entering his second year with AFA and his first year as Upper School PE teacher, Athletic Director, and Guidance/Student...
  • Second Grade

    Linda Polizzi

    Mrs. Linda Polizzi is a gifted teacher and has taught for thirteen years in all grade levels from Kindergarten through  fifth grade at the...
  • Third Grade

    Margaret Lee

    Mrs. Margaret Lee graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.S. degree in biological sciences. She received her state teaching...