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Administrative Staff

Dawn Fleet

Head of School
M.A. – University of Scranton

Meghan Cunningham

Administrative Assistant
Admissions Associate

April Loomis

Administrative Assistant

Chad Payne

Business Officer

Catelyn Penick

Development Associate


Nicole Ames

Upper School Social Studies
5th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Patrick Billups

Director of Social & Emotional Learning
Music Teacher

Brandy Carney

Second Grade Teacher

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

Brianna Douglas

Classroom Assistant

Marta Frechette

Spanish Teacher
B.S. – University of Panama

Andrew Gardiner

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

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

Jenny McMurtrie

Art Teacher
B.F.A. – Longwood University

CeCe Newman

Upper School Science Teacher
6th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Brian Risley

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

Dawn Sinko-Hickman

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Afton Thayer

Classroom Assistant

Laura Vaughan

Teacher Assistant

Audrianna Williams

Fourth Grade Teacher

Rachel Wood

Pre-Kindergarten Four Lead Teacher
B.S. – Virginia Commonwealth University

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.