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.


Katie Lamirande graduated from Towson University in 2019 with a B.S. in Art and Design. After graduation, she moved to Front Royal where she has nannied and led first grade CCD at St. John the Baptist. She is passionate about lifelong learning, spiritual formation, and having fun. Katie will be the Elementary Assistant and is especially looking forward to exploring art with the students. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her friends, family, and her dog, Benny.