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.


“Miss Boots” also known as Rita Marie Sargis  loves God, her family, kids and teaching at JPGMA.   She is married to Michael and they have three wonderful adult children.  She is a retired Fairfax County teacher with a Masters Degree in Education.   Front Royal became  home to the Sargis Family in 2019 in order to be close to their daughter, Bethany. She loves the freedom of bringing God into the classroom, and embraces the JPGMA core beliefs of seeking holiness, striving for greatness, and serving the community and country.