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.


Liz Beller was born and raised in Southern California, but has been savoring the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley on the East Coast since attending Christendom College. She graduated from Christendom with her B.A. in History, and continued to work at the college as an Admissions Counselor for two years. She moved on to teaching for Mother of Divine Grace School, a Catholic classical education program for homeschooling families, where she taught history and religion for high school students for seven years. Now a mother expecting her sixth, she continues to reside in Front Royal with her husband and children, and is greatly enjoying her introduction and training in the Montessori methodology.