Administration & Staff

Who We Are

All staff hired at JPGMA go through a rigorous vetting process.  We strive to hire the best teachers in each area to work with the children at the Academy. Teaching is a vocation.  The ability to work with multi age groups is both a great gift and responsibility. Each staff member is required to have a background check and is approved by the Head of School, Advisory Board, and Board of Directors.


Mrs. Bernadette Goyette is a child of God.  After growing up in Arizona, she attended Thomas Aquinas College in California graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.  She completed her Masters in Teaching degree at the University of Virginia with a specialization in secondary mathematics.  Her interest in Montessori began in 2004 when her sister suggested researching Montessori as a way of education for her children.  Since then she has become a certified catechist for Levels I, II, and III for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and certified teacher for the Lower Elementary level for ages 6 to 9.  She is expecting to complete her certification for the Upper Elementary level in June 2020.  Her involvement with Montessori and CGS has included roles as a parent, founder/administrator/catechist of an atrium, and consultant.  She and her husband of 22 years share eight beautiful children who have all benefited from a Catholic Montessori experience to some degree.  She currently teaches in Manassas, Virginia.