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. Davis


Ms. Lunetta

Grammar School Secretary

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. Tompkins


Ms. Hoard

First Grade

Mrs. Hollis

First Grade

Mrs. Horton

Second Grade

Mrs. Russell

Second Grade

Mrs. VerMileya

Third Grade

Mrs. Wood

Third Grade

Mrs. Baker

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Mishler

Fourth Grade

Mr. Listenberger

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Jacinto

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. Anderson

First Grade Aide

Mrs. McDaniel

Grammar School Art

Mrs. Wight

Second Grade Aide

Mrs. Sheppard

Grammar School PE

Mrs. Pluenneke

Third Grade Aide

Ms. Pignot

French and Art

Mrs. Holmes

Fourth Grade Aide

Mrs. Ralls

Kindergarten Aide

Fifth Grade Aide

Upper School (7th-12th Grade)

Mrs. Berndt

Composition, Logic and Mathematics

Mr. Berndt

Literature and Science
Mr. CarlislePhysics and Literature

Mr. Chambless

Physical Education

Mr. Duntov


Dr. Hicks

Latin and Rhetoric

Ms. Johnson

Art and Western Civilization

Mr. Knabe


Mr. McClallen

Athletics Director, PE, Economics

Ms. O'Brien


Ms. Pignot

6th Grade Art, Theater

Mr. Quillen

History and Government

Mrs. Rickard

Mathematics and Science

Mrs. Solorzano

Literature and Journalism

Mr. Solorzano

Latin, History and Mathematics

Mr. Starc


Mrs. Walley

Pilates and Science

Mrs. Ward

History and Literature

Mr. Wight

Physical Education

Ms. Winkley

Latin and Literature

Instructional Services

Mrs. Fredlund

Instructional Services Teacher

Mrs. Johnson

Instructional Services Teacher

Ms. Phillips

Instructional Services Teacher

Mrs. Ramsey

504 Coordinator

Mrs. Lisacek

Reading Specialist

Mrs. Carlson

Instructional Services Aide

Mrs. Lewis

Instructional Services Aide

Mrs. Otto

Instructional Services Aide

Mrs. Tompkins

Instructional Services Aide

Mrs. Villarreal

ESL Teacher