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.


Mr. Robert Hencken has a very diverse background which brings a well-rounded professional experience to John Paul the Great Montessori Academy.  His background stems from information technology, theatre, automotive mechanics, woodworking, construction, music festivals, concert production, and being on boards of other 501(c)(3) organizations.  He holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security from Capella University, holds several professional certifications in his field, and is currently employed with a technology firm in the Northern Virginia area.

He has been actively involved in the Frederick and Warren County Montessori communities for over 10 years and has volunteered as a firefighter, a soccer coach, and among the local community by lending a helping hand wherever needed.  He is drawn to John Paul the Great Montessori Academy as it promises to hold true to being Catholic first and faithfully following the child using the Montessori Method.  He is inspired by the culture, community, faculty, and staff that has come together to form John Paul the Great Montessori Academy.