Faculty and Staff | Ad Fontes Academy  

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and 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
  • Jr. Kindergarten, Lower School Aide

    Jennifer Powell

    Jennifer Powell believes that teaching is both a ministry and a privilege, and she enjoys working with our Junior Kindergarten students. ...
  • Junior and Senior Theology - Worldview and Apologetics and Senior Seminar

    Ray Blunt

    Ray graduated with a B.S. in engineering and political science from the U.S. Air Force Academy followed by Master’s degrees in Economics...
  • Lower School Office Manager

    Vanessa Bauer

    Mrs. Vanessa Bauer was a dance teacher and choreographer for over 20 years and has been blessed to see her former students move on to join...
  • Lower School Music Teacher

    Dara Drum

    Miss Drum graduated from Liberty University in 2016 with a Bachelorʼs Degree in Music Education and earned her VA Teacher Licensure for Music...
  • Bible, Civics, History, Math and Mock Trial Coach

    Kerry Lockhart

    Mr. Kerry Lockhart brings diverse experience and a passion for the Lord and for students. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Indiana...
  • Head of Rhetoric, Classical Composition, Literature

    Linda Mathwin

    Mrs. Linda Mathwin starting teaching at Ad Fontes in 1998. After staying at home full time to care for her three children for nine years, she...
  • Upper School Rhetoric Teacher

    Jessica Moore

    Jessica is teaching Junior Rhetoric at Ad Fontes for the second year. Jessica previously taught Upper School writing, literature and rhetoric...
  • Bible, Literature. Logic and Debate

    Zach Rallo

    Zach brings a deep love for Christ, teenagers, and classical education to Ad Fontes. This year, he is teaching 7-10th Grade Bible, 7th Grade...