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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
  • Director of Student Life and Support

    Anne Ritchey

    Miss Ritchey is a gifted teacher and tutor and has a deep passion for God, students and learning. She serves as the Upper School college and...
  • Math and Odyssey of the Mind coach

    Susan Smith

    Mrs. Susan Smith has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She...
  • Lower School Aide

    Kim Perry

    Mrs. Perry graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. She worked for eight years as an engineer in Information...
  • Lower and Middle School Physical Education

    Joy Rangel

    Mrs. Joy Rangel is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Economics. She has worked as a center supervisor for Fairfax County’s...
  • Latin and Sign Language

    Rachael Stahr

    Rachael is teaching 3rd-6th grade Latin and Upper School Latin 3, Sign Language, piano lessons, and supporting the Latin Club. Rachael has...
  • Lower School Art

    Alicia Taylor

    Mrs. Alicia Taylor received her B.A. from Biola University in English, and her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University....
  • Latin and Literature

    Alex Taylor

    Alex is currently enjoying his second year at Ad Fontes, teaching Ancient and Medieval Literature and two Latin courses. Alex holds a Bachelor...
  • Administrative Director

    Debra Davis

    Mrs. Debra Davis serves as the AFA Administrative Director and previously served as the Upper School Office Manager. She earned a Master of...
  • Athletic Director

    Cindy Stewart

    Mrs. Stewart graduated from George Mason University in 2004 with a B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education. She has spent the last 13 years...
  • Admissions Director

    Beth Strachan

    Mrs. Beth Strachan has a B.A in business administration and marketing from Grove City College and a secondary teaching certificate from Lycoming...
  • Basketball Program and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

    Jerry Cuffee

    Coach Cuffee has been involved in coaching basketball for more than 20 years. Coach Cuffee joined AFA in 2010. From 2006-2010 he served as...