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.


Teresa Forrester converted to the Catholic faith in 2007. She homeschooled her 6 children, taught early reading at a Saint John’s preschool co-op, volunteered as a reading coach in the public schools, and substitute taught at Wakefield Country Day School and in Warren County Public Schools. Mrs. Forrester graduated from Marymount College in Arlington, VA with a Bachelor of Arts degree and worked with the Federal Government. She currently has 12 grandchildren, one of which will be attending JPGMA in the fall. She loves the magic of watching children learn to read and looks forward to teaching at JPGMA.