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.


John Lamirande comes to JPGMA after 30 years in the Army as a military musician.  He has the privilege of making music, woodworking, and driving the bus for field trips with the students. He joined the Army in 1986, served in 5 stateside assignments as well as one in Germany, and had the unique opportunity to perform for soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait. John and his wife Tracie have 5 children, and three grandchildren. They love living in the best community in the world.