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.


Lydia Buono was born and raised in Front Royal, VA. After assisting in the primary room last spring, she is thrilled to be joining the staff at JPGMA full time. Lydia is especially excited to bring her theater background to the elementary students, as well as help guide them in the classroom. She was drawn to the mission of JPGMA and feels blessed to be part of such an authentic and enriching Catholic community. When not at the school, Lydia is also a birth doula and enjoys being outdoors.