Faculty & Staff

Teachers who are extraordinary individuals

Our faculty believe “the unexamined life is not worth living” and desire to communicate with passion what is true, beautiful and good. We are a group of teachers and staff who are committed to the daily improvement of their own spirits, bodies and minds and ready to lead students toward the same lifestyle. We at WCA strive to set ourselves apart from the frenetic busyness of the postmodern age by focusing on what is eternal, rather than temporal.

Great Teachers are Great Artists

Washington Christian Academy’s faculty is a gifted, diverse, and dedicated group of teachers from a variety of backgrounds. United by their faith in Christ and commitment to Christian education, they combine impressive knowledge of their subjects with real passion for teaching. WCA teachers are committed to the success of each of their students, calling them to high standards in a climate of abundant grace and caring. Nearly half of our faculty have advanced degrees. Great teachers are great artists, and ours have sculpted an experience that kindles a sense of wonder and delight that fosters a taste for what is good and noble.

Lower School Faculty Members

Middle School Faculty Members

High School Faculty Members

Administrative Staff

Lower School Faculty Members

Arvina Gadre

Kindergarten

Elizabeth Oluwadare

Kindergarten

Bridgette Bell

First Grade

Gloria Isimbabi

Second Grade

Beth McCaw

Third Grade

Sherry Meadows

Fourth Grade

April Schlegelmilch

Fourth Grade

Bonnie Girdler

Fifth Grade

Linda Blackistone

Resource

Heather Woodburn

Art

Chris Ricchini

Physical Education

Kathy Hall

Resource

Elizabeth Gordon

Lower School Art

Bill Krueger

Band & Music

Marsha Kuester

Lower School Aide

Maria Sampogna

Librarian

Greg Watkins

LS Choir

Middle School Faculty Members

Jannese Allen

Middle School Grammar and Resources

Paul Burden

MS History

Timothy Girdler

Middle School Bible

Timothy Girdler

Middle School Bible

Mr. Timothy Girdler teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Middle School Bible. He has been active in Christian ministry for nearly 20 years. He previously served as a pastor of a church in western Maryland.

Education: B.S. Education, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland M.Div Christian Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. In his spare time Mr. Girdler enjoys spending time with his family, baseball, football, NASCAR auto racing, tinkering with and fixing vintage and modern fountain pens, and playing the trumpet.

Karl Heiser

MS Geography and Global Affairs

Bill Krueger

Band and Music

Katie Leon

MS Science

Kate Meiners

Middle School English

Claude Moutome

MS Math

Christopher Parker

Physical Education

Chris Ricchini

Physical Education

Maria Sampogna

Digital Citizenship

Greg Watkins

MS Choir

Jason Wenner

MS History

Heather Woodburn

Art

High School Faculty Members

Daniel Amoako

HS Math

Meron Araya

HS Math

Jeremiah Beeler

HS Bible, Health, Yearbook

Jeremiah Beeler

HS Bible, Health, Yearbook

Mr. Beeler teaches 9th grade Bible Survey, 11th grade World History, HS Health, and HS Yearbook.

Education: BA in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, currently attending RTS on a Masters in Divinity track. Mr. Beeler lives in Chevy Chase, MD and attends Fourth Presbyterian Church. Mr. Beeler is an enthusiastic sports fan and enjoys studying languages, Malcolm Gladwell books and podcasts, and bouldering.

Paul Burden

HS History

Pedro Enamorado

High School English

Kathy Hall

Public Speaking

Barbara Krueger

HS English

Bill Krueger

Band & Music

Christopher Parker

Physical Education

Melissa Rogers

Test Coordinator

Victoria Vollmer

HS Spanish

Greg Watkins

HS Choir

Zachary Martin

HS History and Theology

Zachary Martin

HS History and Theology

Mr. Martin teaches 10th Grade Church History, 11th Grade Systematic, and 12th Grade Ethics and Apologetics, and AP Modern History.

Education: B.A in Political Science from Ohio State University, M.A in Biblical Studies from the Reformed Theological Seminary, and currently completing his Ph.D in Religion and Culture from Catholic University. Mr. Martin is writing his dissertation on the cultural uses of worldview as a concept within American evangelicalism over the past century. Mr. Martin and his wife Kate live in Urbana, MD with their son, Isaac. They love going on long walks and putting together shows for him with his toys. Mr. Martin enjoys music of all genres, occasional video gaming, and reading.

Michelle Wilgenburg

HS English

Heather Woodburn

Art

Angela Zalkin

High School Science

Maria Sampogna

Digital Citizenship

Karl Heiser

HS Biology

Jason Wenner

HS Government, American History and Economics.

Administrative Staff

David Robinson

Head of School

Sheree Pilgrim

Associate Head of School

Julia Lee

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Olga LaCour

Administrative Assistant

Tracey Reeder

Registrar and Academic Liaison

Maureen Rosetta

Lunch Coordinator

Tim Bratt

Director of Campus Life
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