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.


Lauren Donohue is excited to be working with the children in the Primary as Lead Guide as well as working as the Level I Catechist. Originally from North Carolina, she received her Bachelor of Arts from Christendom College. During her time there, she met her husband Jack. Shortly after settling in the Front Royal area, Lauren found Montessori and worked in the office at JXXIII, bringing her oldest, James, as the unofficial baby mascot of the school. She continued to learn about the Montessori method as her children began to be involved and attended the school. She began her training for Level I Catechesis of the Good Shepherd this past Fall and is wrapping up her Primary academic training this summer. Lauren in her downtime loves being with her husband and 4 crazy kids, cooking, gardening, and learning about their new horses!