Upper School Faculty

Mrs. Rita Barillas


Mrs. Rita Barillas graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in English and a minor in Biblical Studies. She began her teaching career in El Salvador where she taught various grade levels in missionary schools for seven years. She has been teaching for 22 years in Christian and classical schools in Georgia and Virginia as a main classroom teacher as well as teaching Spanish, Latin, music, and language arts. She is currently working on her master's degree in classical Christian studies at New St. Andrews College.

Mrs. Rita Barillas2022-03-28T00:00:00-04:00

Dr. Stephen Kitoo


Dr. Stephen Kitoo is a native of Kenya, where he earned his Master of Divinity in 2006 at the Nairobi International School of Theology. Stephen has served as a senior pastor in two different churches, and is currently teaching undergraduate studies in the online program at Liberty University where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy in 2020. Stephen and his wife Joy are members of Braddock Road Baptist Church. They have two Lower School children at AFA.

Dr. Stephen Kitoo2022-03-13T00:00:00-05:00

Mrs. Susan Smith


Mrs. Susan Smith has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from MIT, and has taught in the Upper School at Ad Fontes for 13 years. She has taught every mathematics class from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus BC, as well as the Logic course, a Latin course, and a few science courses. She desires a balance between the creative options for teaching and the rigor required to master concepts needed in the upper-level classes. Her three youngest children are AFA alumni.

Mrs. Susan Smith2022-03-08T00:00:00-05:00

Mr. Tony Bracewell


Mr. Tony Bracewell attend Eastern New Mexico University where he majored in Religion and Chemistry with minors in Biology and Math. Mr. Bracewell earned his MBA from Virginia Tech and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. His experiences include working at Phillips Chemical company as an Analytical Chemist. He has four grandchildren, all of whom currently attend Ad Fontes.

Mr. Tony Bracewell2022-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
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