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.


Stephen Fitzpatrick holds a BA in the Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College and an MA in Theology from the University of Scranton. Over the past two decades, Stephen has taught many disciplines in both private and charter schools in Virginia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Ontario. He has also worked extensively in curriculum development and school administration, most recently serving as principal for a high school in central Virginia. Besides teaching and administration, Stephen’s work in schools has included coaching soccer and hockey, leading juggling clubs, and producing two folk music albums. At JPGMA, Stephen will be teaching Latin, Geometry, English, and Religion. He lives in Front Royal with his wife and six children, four of whom will be attending JPGMA.