Welcome new school staff

By Ruthann Carr, correspondent

Despite a national teachers’ shortage, Fluvanna schools found more than 50 people to fill open staff and teacher positions.

Welcome the following who are preparing their classrooms and eagerly awaiting the arrival of students on Aug. 8. 


Jennifer Gifford, Librarian/Media Center Specialist

School(s) and Degree(s): Longwood University-’09

Master’s degree in Education with Concentration in Library Science

Wittenberg University-’01

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish

Kathleen Brown, School Counselor

School(s) and Degree(s):        Liberty University-’18, Master’s degree in School Counseling with a minor in Psychology


Sara Buxton, Second Grade

School(s) and Degree(s): The College of William and Mary-’18, Master’s degree in Elementary Education

Renee Perrault, First Grade SPED

School(s) and Degree(s): University of Virginia-’19, Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education

State University of New York: Binghamton University-’15, Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in Education

Kristen Pittman,Second Grade

School(s) and Degree(s) Skidmore College-’96, Bachelor’s degree in Business,                                              Lesley University-’05, Master’s degree in Elementary Education

Jessie Stringer, First Grade

School(s) and Degree(s):Mary Baldwin College-’14, Bachelor’s degree in American Studies for Educators

Kirsten Van Petten, First Grade

School(s) and Degree(s): Longwood University-’16, Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education


Pamela Wishert                       Second Grade SPED

School(s) and Degree(s): Nazareth College of Rochester-’09, Master’s degree in Literacy Education            State University of New York: Geneseo-’03, Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education

Mandy Brent, Special Education

School(s) and Degree(s): Mary Baldwin University-Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Minor in Special Education

Fe Meadows, Special Education

School(s) and Degree(s): New Era University-Master’s Degree in Special Education

Victoria Agee, SPED Instructional Assistant School(s) and Degree(s): Fluvanna County High School Graduate-’11

Kathy Brice, ECSE Instructional Assistant School(s) and Degree(s): Catoctin High School/Frederick Community College-’74

Meghan Wilson, Vision Instructional Assistant School(s) and Degree(s): Buckingham High    School/CATEC-’11

Jennifer Dixon, SPED Instructional Assistant School(s) and Degree(s): Vanderbilt University-Master’s degree in Nursing 99, University of Virginia-Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology-’97,                      Radford University-Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine-’95

Adrienne Wyland, Recess Support Assistant

School(s) and Degree(s): Monticello High School

Jessica Turner, Recess Support Assistant

School(s) and Degree(s): University of Virginia-Bachelor’s degree in Psychology-’14

Catherine Bartee, Recess Support Assistant

School(s) and Degree(s):        Prince Edward County High School, Associates Degree from Southside Community


Sara Davenport, General Music

School(s) and Degree(s):Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelors of Music in Music Education – 2007

Alana Yuhasz, 3rd Grade Special Education Collab

School(s) and Degree(s): James Madison University- Bachelor of Social Work, 2014 -Liberty University- M.Ed  in Teaching & Learning, 2018-Liberty University- MAT in Special Education K12, in progress

Name: Kellie Morgan


Grade and Subject:

School(s) and Degree(s):

Stacey Fuller, Physical Education

School(s) and Degree(s): Mary Baldwin College ‘04, BS Sociology/Minor Elementary Education

Deborah Martin, Recess Support Assistant

School(s) and Degree(s): Albemarle High School-1983

Fluvanna Middle School

Chris Mazella, Assistant Principal

School(s) and Degree(s): Keuka College 2011- BA Adolescent Social Studies Education/Special Education, Keuka College 2012 MS Literacy Education, University of Richmond 2018 Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Erin Small, Grades 5-7 agriculture

School(s) and Degree(s): Virginia Tech 2019- BS Agricultural Sciences & Minor in Leadership and Social Change, Freshwater Fish Specialization

Sarah Bush, Grade 7 math

School(s) and Degree(s): ’04 Texas A&M University – BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (grades 4-8 math/science), ’20 Radford University – MS in Curriculum and Instruction

Alicia (Ali) Summers, Grade 6 math

School(s) and Degree(s): ODU ‘08 BS in Interdisciplinary Studies

Alison (Ali) Marks, SPED Grade 6 math

School(s) and Degree(s):UVA 10’ – BA in Psychology, Mary Baldwin University 20’ – PBTL in Special Education

Fluvanna County High School

Walton Barnett, 8th-12th; Introduction to Engineering Design & Principles of Engineering

School(s) and Degree(s):Clemson 2013 – BA in Environmental Engineering

UVA 2019 – MA Teaching Science Focus

Linda Bernick, 8- 12th; French II & French III

School(s) and Degree(s): The College of William and Mary- BA Spanish

UVA -MAT Spanish

Alex Burruss, 8th – Social Studies

School(s) and Degree(s): Liberty University 2018 – BA History

Liberty University MA in Progress

Laura Greene, 8th & 12th – Social Studies 8 & US Government         ,

School(s) and Degree(s): NC State 2014 BA  Middle Grades Education/ Lang. Arts & Social Studies

Zane Hurst, 8th – Social Studies 8

School(s) and Degree(s): The College of William and Mary 2003 – BA Government and Marketing, George Mason University 2006 – MPA -Master of Public Admin. Hollins University 2014 -MA Teaching Program

Patricia Lane, 8th – 12th Special Education (English & Science)         ,

Schools and Degree(s): Mary Baldwin College 2004 – BA Biology, Mary Baldwin College 2019 – MA General Special Ed K-12

Elizabeth Larson, 8 – 12th – Math

School(s) and Degree(s): UVA 2017 – BA Physics; English, UVA 2018 – Masters in Physics,                  UVA in progress certificate program for full Virginia license

Erika Morris,  8-12th; School Counselor

School(s)and Degree(s): Virginia Tech –BA Psychology, Radford University 2011 – MA School Counseling

Rachael Newsom, 8-12th, Math

School(s)and Degree(s): Liberty University 2013, BA Mathematics and Teacher Licensure

Kayla Pace, 8th – 12th,Health/Medical; Intro to Health & Medical

School(s)and Degree(s): Liberty University 2012 – BS Elementary & Special Education,                                PVCC Nursing Program 2018 – Registered Nurse Renewal 9/2019, Grand Canyon University MN in progress, Nursing Education Program

Alicia Patterson, 8th & 12th,Special Education (Language Arts 8, English 12)

School(s) and Degree(s): ECPI 2011 –BA Criminal Justice, University of Phoenix 2014-MA Psychology,  University of Phoenix MA in Progress, Special Education Teacher

Gerald (Jerry) Payton, 8th Science – Biology

School(s) and Degree(s): Concord College 1997 & 1998- BS  Biology/Geography/Education

Karen Sible,  8th – 9th, Health/PE

School(s) and Degree(s): Radford University 2015 – BA Exercise, Sport & Health Education

Sarah Stewart, 9th & 11th, English

School(s)and Degree(s): University of Nevada, Reno 2006 –BA English,                                                 University of Nevada, Reno 2010 –MA English, Kings College London 2010 – MA Early Modern English Literature

Maureen Stonesifer, School Counseling

School(s) and Degree(s): Christopher Newport University 2008 –BA Psychology,                                          UVA 2012 –MA Counselor Education

April Ward, APEX Instructional Assistant

School(s) and Degree(s): Ashford University- BA Psychology


Nadia Manifold Anderson, Special Education

School(s) and Degree(s):Hollins University 04’BA in Sociology and Anthropology, Cambridge College ‘14 M.Ed in Special Education


Anita Crawford, Fluvanna Highschool and Middle School, instructional Technology Resource Teacher

School(s) and Degree(s): Liberty University ‘15 – Masters in Educational Administration and Supervision

UVA at Wise ’00 – Bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Secondary Education



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