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Administrative Staff

Dawn Fleet

Head of School
M.A. – University of Scranton

Meghan Cunningham

Director of Admissions and Marketing and Student Services

Janet Garland

Director of Development
B.S. Marketing – Virginia Commonwealth University
M.Ed. Educational Leadership – Old Dominion University

Cristin Carter

Executive Assistant

Chad Payne

Business Officer

Catelyn Penick

Development Associate


Nicole Ames

Upper School Social Studies 5th Grade Homeroom Teacher
M.A. – University of Las Vegas

Haley Beatley

Pre-K 4 Lead Teacher

Michael Bellinger

Athletic Assistant

Patrick Billups

Director of Social & Emotional Learning
Music Teacher

Brandy Carney

Second Grade Teacher
B.A. – Western Governors University

Rebecca Christensen

Pre-Kindergarten Three Teacher
B.S. – Norfolk State

Hailey Colley

Pre-Kindergarten Four Assistant

Kim Croxton

Upper School Language Arts Teacher
Upper School Lead Teacher
B.A. – Radford University

Michael Cunningham

Athletic Director

Sally Dispirito

Upper School Assistant

Natalie Fleet

Upper School Science/ Grades 6 -8
B.S. – Virginia Tech
M.A. – William and Mary

Marta Frechette

Spanish Teacher
B.S. – University of Panama

Andrew Gardiner

Director of Technology
Technology Instructor
B.S. – Grantham University

Kim Gardiner

Classroom Assistant

Laura Glaze

First Grade Teacher
B.A. – University of Mary Washington

Lori Goings

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher
B.S. – Concord University

Kara Grichtmeier

Third Grade Teacher
B.S. in Education – University of Connecticut

Nevaeh Henderson

Teacher Assistant

Kim Lotierzo

Dance Teacher

Jenny McMurtrie

Art Teacher
B.F.A. – Longwood University

Stacey Perecko

Classroom Assistant

Brian Risley

Upper School Math Teacher
M.S. – Queens College, B.S. – Morgan State University

Allison Robins

Upper School Math Teacher Assistant
5th-grade Science Teacher
6th-grade homeroom

Laura Vaughan

Teacher Assistant

Ware Academy

Main Office: (804) 693 - 3825
Fax: (804) 694 - 0695
Address: 7936 John Clayton Memorial Highway Gloucester, VA 23061

Ware Academy is fully accredited, enjoying the benefits of membership with the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Other memberships: Virginia Council of Private Education, National Association of Independent Schools, Education Records Bureau, Secondary Schools Admission Test Board, National Junior Honor Society, Independent School Management, Gloucester Chamber of Commerce and the Gloucester Main Street Association.