Faculty & Staff

Founders Classical Academy seeks and employs faculty members who have a demonstrable history of excellence in an academic discipline, who convey knowledge to young people with charisma and clarity, and who practice and train students in the moral and intellectual virtues. Faculty members engage students in the pursuit of the true, the good, and the beautiful. Each teacher at Founders is a professional who is esteemed and supported by a faculty of friends striving for excellence.

Please click the pictures below to learn more about our faculty and staff, contact them directly, and see what they are teaching this year.

To apply for a teaching position at Founders Classical Academy, visit our job postings.

Administration and Office Staff

Mr. Doug Sowers


Ms. Tabitha Loy

Assistant Headmaster

Mrs. Apel

Dean of Grammar School & Dean of Women

Mr. Berndt

Dean of Upper School & Dean of Men

Mrs. Clemente

Assistant to the Headmaster

Mrs. Davis


Ms. Lunetta

Grammar School Receptionist

Mrs. McCarthy

College Counselor

Mrs. Patel

Attendance Clerk

Mrs. Turner, RN

School Nurse

Mrs. Wells

Office Supervisor

Grammar School (K-6th Grade)

Classroom Teachers

Mrs. Rariden


Mrs. Russell


Ms. Harris

First Grade

Mrs. Hollis

First Grade

Mrs. Horton

Second Grade

Ms. Sowell

Second Grade

Mrs. Kelling

Third Grade

Mrs. Pompa

Third Grade

Ms. Parent

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Baker

Fourth Grade

Mr. Listenberger

Fifth Grade

Dr. Lutz

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Apel

Sixth Grade

Mr. Nolan

Sixth Grade

Mr. Villarreal

Sixth Grade

Grammar School Co-Curricular Teachers and Aides

Mrs. Evans

Grammar School Music

Mrs. Wight

1st Grade Aide

Mrs. McDaniel

Grammar School Art

Mrs. Walker

2nd Grade Aide

Mrs. Sheppard

Grammar School PE

Mrs. Anderson

3rd Grade Aide

Mrs. Eastman

4th Grade Aide

Mrs. Kennedy

Kindergarten Aide

Mrs. Jacinto

5th Grade Aide, ESL Coordinator

Upper School (7th-12th Grade)

Mr. Baker

Science, Mathematics

Mrs. Berndt

Composition, Logic and Mathematics

Mr. Berndt

Literature and Science

Mr. Chambless

Physical Education

Dr. Cortes

History and Government

Mr. Cortes

History and Philosophy & Political Thought

Ms. Hamm

Latin and Literature

Dr. Hicks

Latin and Rhetoric

Ms. Johnson

Art and Western Civilization

Mr. Knabe


Mr. McClallen

Athletics Director, PE, Economics

Dr. McIntyre

Current Events, History and Western Civilization

Ms. O'Brien


Ms. Pignot

6th Grade Art, Theater

Mrs. Rickard

Mathematics and Science

Dr. Setek

Spanish and Literature

Mrs. Solorzano

Literature and Journalism

Mr. Solorzano

Latin, History and Mathematics

Mr. Starc


Mrs. Walley

Pilates and Science

Mr. Wight

Physical Education

Instructional Services

Mr. Dormady

Instructional Services Teacher

Mrs. Fredlund

Instructional Services Teacher

Mrs. Tompkins

Instructional Services Teacher

Ms. Phillips

Instructional Services Teacher

Mrs. Lisacek

Reading Specialist

Mrs. Ramsey

504 Coordinator

Mrs. Carlson

Instructional Services Aide

Mrs. Johnson

Instructional Services Aide

Mrs. Ralls

Instructional Services Aide

Mrs. Wood

Instructional Services Aide