Meet the Staff

Veritas Christian Academy 2013-14 Staff

 

Administrative

Headmaster: Sean Elgut
Sean Elgut serves as the Headmaster of Veritas. Mr. Elgut, along with his wife, Maria, founded Veritas Christian Academy as a Classical school with a vision to graduate young men and women leaders, who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. Mr. Elgut holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as a Master in Education degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach. He has been teaching, facilitating, and administering within the realm of Christian education since 1994. When not at Veritas, Mr. Elgut spends most of his time with his wife, Maria, and 5 children, Caleb, Anna, David, Abigail and Rebekah, all of which have attended, or continue to attend Veritas. His oldest child, Caleb, a 2010 Veritas graduate, is currently enrolled in the pre-med program at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Director of Grammar School (Lower School): Maria Elgut
Along with her husband Sean, and five children, Caleb, Anna, David, Abigail, and Rebekah, Maria Elgut co-founded Veritas Christian Academy, and serves as Elementary Principal, as well as School Nurse. Mrs. Elgut holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She served as a Registered Charge Nurse until she began homeschooling her children in 1996, until her oldest son, Caleb, entered the seventh grade here at Veritas. Mrs. Elgut’s vision for Veritas, combined with her zeal for praying for families and students, has forwarded the vision of the school, to encourage all students (and parents) to evaluate their entire range of experience in light of the Scriptures…with an eagerness in joyful submission to God.



Director of Dialectic & Rhetoric School (Upper School): Mark Keating
Upon graduating from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1980, Mark Keating went to a Bible school in Oklahoma (1981-83) and two years later began to follow the call to Christian education. He has been in Christian education since 1983. In his first year was principal of a small K-12 Christian school in Arizona. After five successful years with the school, he left to pursue his Master’s Degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon receiving his degree, he was employed by a school in Chesapeake, VA, in which he became the founding principal of the high school. As principal of this new high school, he laid the foundation for the vision of the school, created and developed the many programs of the school. He taught from full-time to part-time, built the infrastructure of the school with the many of the departments: admissions, guidance, athletic, student government, student affairs and traditions, alumni, etc. In his 19 years with the Christian school in Chesapeake, Mark was able to see the student body of 11 students grow to over 140 students, representing the Tidewater area, six different nations, and an alumni base of 350, many of them going to the finest colleges in the country. Mark has held as his passion to raise up Daniels and Esthers, young men and women that would be a distinctive voice to their generation of sound Biblical-principled thinking and, “serve the purposes of God fully in their generation.” (Acts 13:36). One other tool that Mark has felt available to him in developing the character of Daniels & Esthers outside the classroom is through the sports of swimming and tennis. His background inc ludes coaching and teaching for the past 30 plus years. He has coached numerous athletes from beginner level to national caliber athletes. 


Lower School: Grammar

Kindergarten: Kelly Ehlers








1st Grade: Lesa Johnson
Lesa Johnson teaches with the purpose of fostering a love for God, a love for family, a love for others and a love for learning in her students. In addition to several years of homeschooling, Mrs. Johnson has taught all elementary levels and is well versed in lots of faith based and classical curriculum including: various classical publishers, aBeka, Bob Jones, ACSI, Sonlight, Saxon and others. Mrs. Johnson views her most important accomplishment as the eternal investment into the lives of children and families. She holds a K-8th grade certification in Oklahoma, an ACSI certification and has achieved Accelerated Reader Model Classroom status. Mrs. Johnson has been on mission trips to Finland, Russia, Sweden, and Nicaragua. Mrs. Johnson earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Oral Roberts University and has also received training in Accelerated Reader and ACSI at conventions as well as a full week of training on campus at Bob Jones University. She has also completed 27 graduate hours toward a Masters of Divinity including six hours of graduate level Greek. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have been married for 25 years and are the parents of five children. The Johnsons enjoy church, being with family and friends, board games, reading, bike riding, fishing, and time at the beach.

2nd Grade: Sarah Vogt
Mrs. Vogt is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a BA in English Literature and a minor in secondary education. She feels that God has led her to teach as he has given her an appreciation for learning and love for children. Two years ago she taught grammar, spelling and literature to grades five through eight and last year she taught grammar, spelling, literature and math to grades three through six. Mrs. Vogt was born and raised in Virginia. Her favorite activities include going to the beach, reading, riding her bicycle and spending time with her family. She is a member of First Baptist Church Norfolk where she and her husband serve by teaching first grade Sunday school.

3rd Grade: Lisa Fox
Lisa Fox graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She taught for several years in a third grade classroom before having –and schooling—five children of her own, utilizing a distinctly Classical Christian methodology and curriculum. Lisa is energized most by seeing children learn and helping them achieve high levels of success with her patient, positive encouragement and teaching. Along with her husband of almost 21 years, she and her five children love running, biking, and hiking together—and are always up for great adventures with books, with movies, and with fresh and healthy food.

 

4th Grade:: Kimberly Powers
Kimberly Powers, Cofounder of Walk the Talk Youth Ministries, Inc. has been challenging and inspiring thousands of teen girls for more than seventeen years as a conference speaker, teen mentor, and radio and television guest. Kimberly cast vision and provided primary directional leadership for a youth ministry impacting more than 50,000 teens in a twelve year period. She and her husband, Tim, built Walk the Talk Youth Ministries from a single youth conference to a multi-staff organization providing resources and national events. She has been described as authentic, personable, and confident as she demonstrates her passionate love for Christ. Kimberly and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their two sons.

 

5th & 6th Grade: Cheri Toler
Mrs. Toler graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary/Middle School Education. In addition to her calling of being a wife and mother, she believes it is also her gift and calling to teach and minister to children. Her experience includes; teaching 6th grade in a Chesapeake public school, homeschooling, and teaching 6th grade in two local Christian schools. She has received training through ACSI and has served on an ACSI Accreditation team. Mrs. Toler is dedicated to challenging her students academically, so they are equipped to fulfill God’s plan for their life and are able to use their gifts and talents to glorify Christ as a leader of the next generation. It is also her desire to teach her students to “Love the Lord their God with all their heart, with all their soul, with all their mind.” and to “Love their neighbors as themselves.” (Matt.22:37). When she is not in the classroom, Mrs. Toler loves spending time with her husband of 21 years, Todd, and their five children; Colby, Peyton, Claire, Paige, and Cassie. Colby is a 2012 graduate of VCA and the rest of her children currently attend VCA. She also enjoys serving in various children’s ministries at her church, reading, going to the beach, visiting historical locations, and being a cheerleader for her children and others at sporting events

Grammar School Music and Choral: Oksana Lutsyshyn

Grammar School Art: Carolyn Venable
My name is Carolyn Venable. I've had the privilege of teaching art at Veritas for about seven years. Art has been a passion of mine since I was a small child. I have three talented children that are very creative ( some recessive gene somewhere I guess :) ). My oldest is Ashley; she has an excellent eye for design and is a gifted artist. Her creativeness is often expressed in photography. Next in line is Joseph, who is also very gifted. He is an avid drawer. At age five he drew better than most adults. My youngest is Alyssa who also loves to draw and is very talented. I graduated from TCC with a commercial art degree and spent three years at Norfolk State pursuing additional art related classes. I love children and I love art so teaching is a nice blend. I look forward to another year teaching art at Veritas.

Grammar School Physical Education: Christine Fernandez
Christine Fernandez lives in VB with her husband and three sons. She began teaching at Veritas Christian Academy year in 2007. Christine has been active in the fitness and nutrition world for ten years. In addition to teaching Physical Education classes, she is a certified personal trainer and enjoys training people for local running events. She believes P.E. can be more than just playing games- that it is a great time to work and develop character. She stresses that fitness is important, and enjoys teaching children and adults how to treat their God-created bodies through movement and with nourishing food. Christine loves spending time with her family. They all currently take Tae kwon do at King Tiger Martial Arts in Virginia Beach where they all have their first degree black belts. Christine also loves surfing, running, painting, playing guitar and learning other styles of martial arts.

Etiquette: Donna Beethoven
Mrs. Donna Beethoven has a passion for teaching our rising generation the importance of godly character traits as clearly outlined in the Word of God. Donna attended The American School of Protocol in Atlanta, GA. to prepare her to train children, as well as young men and ladies, from first grade through college. At Veritas, Donna has designed a hands-on etiquette curriculum. Her teaching adventures go beyond merely classroom instructions to include student oral presentations, etiquette preparation for school field trips, and restaurant dining. She closely partners with Veritas parents to encourage student progress throughout the year. Donna unabashedly loves her Lord and Savior, His Word, and His children. This is quite evident as she weaves scripture throughout her etiquette lessons. Donna begins each school year reviewing the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), which she believes is the foundation for good manners. Her classroom motto, "We should strive for excellence in everything we do!" is based on Mark 7:37: “And the people were astonished beyond measure, saying, ‘He (Jesus) has done all things well.’” Donna and her husband, Kevin, have four children, four grandchildren, and a Mastiff. Their twin sons and two grandchildren attend VCA.

Dance/Kinetics: Andrei Yemelianov & Natallia Yemelianova
Born in Ukraine Andrei began his ballet training at the Kiev State Choreographic College at the age of ten. He completed the full curriculum with the major in “Choreographic Art”. Andrei was granted the qualification of “Ballet Dancer” and after graduation he danced with Donetsk Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Jewish Theater “Mazeltov“. In 1998 Andrei began his new career as a teacher and a choreographer working at Academie de Ballet and Masterworks and as a guest choreographer with TMCJ International Productions. His students are dancing nationwide with companies like Nashville Ballet and Ballet West as well as local dance companies such as TR Dance and VBT.

Natallia studied Ballet at Belarusian State Choreographic College. In her senior year at the Choreographic College she was accepted as a trainee with The State Musical Comedy Theatre of Belarus. Natallia continued her Ballet training as an apprentice at The National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus. In the United States Natallia danced with the Renaissance Ballet performing throughout the country. She also danced for Masterworks and as a guest dancer for TMCJ International Productions. Now Natallia teaches pointe technique at Academie de Ballet and Masterworks. For both Andrei and Natallia it will be their third year teaching Kinetics at Veritas Christian Academy.





Resource Teacher: Deborah Rastelli
Deborah Rastelli graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio with a double major in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She joined VCA this past school year as the Resource Teacher and has a passion for working with children who learn differently. Studying and working with children who have learning differences has showed her the immense variety of ways in which people learn; she believes that each child is unique and their uniqueness is their gift. Deborah also teaches the first grade catechism class at her home church. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, coffee, music, dancing, and outdoor activities with her family.

 

Upper School: Dialectic and Rhetoric

Latin I-IV: Melinda Allen
Mrs. Melinda Allen graduated from Covenant College in 1990 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and no intention to become an educator. As her children entered school, however, her lack of intention turned into an intense investigation of the classical approach to education and an inevitable decision to home school her three children classically. Several years later, Melinda and her husband discovered Veritas Christian Academy (VCA) and immediately enrolled their three children. Since that time, Melinda has capitalized on her children's school attendance to pursue her classical interest more rigorously. She has studied Wheelock's Latin, Cambridge Latin and attended Veritas Press's Latin seminar. Currently she manages multi year Latin curriculum and teaches all Dialectic and Rhetoric Latin classes at VCA.

Omnibus I, II-A, II-B, & IV (7th, 8th, 9th, & 12th Grades): Marti Dart
After homeschooling her two sons from kindergarten through graduation, Marti Dart returned to college to finish her undergraduate degree at Old Dominion University. With a B.A. in European Cultural Studies, Marti – along with her husband and sons – moved to Israel for two years, where she earned an M.A. in Early Christianity and New Testament. Upon their return to the States, Marti began teaching Bible, Latin, history, and literature to the third and fourth graders at Veritas. The following year, Marti was “promoted” to Omnibus teacher in the upper school, where she happily taught these classes which integrate history, literature, and a bit of theology. In 2012, Marti and her family departed for New Zealand, aka Middle-Earth, where she spent the year in travel, photography, cooking, and much reading. There and back again, Marti lives in Chesapeake with her family and once again teaches Omnibus at Veritas.


Rhetoric and Composition 7 & 8: Colae Green
Colae Green is originally from Tallahassee, Florida and a graduate of Florida State University. Upon earning her degree in English Education and becoming the recipient of the John Simmons Award for Excellence in Education, Colae moved to be near her family in Raleigh, North Carolina where she taught Reading at a public school. In addition to loving literature, Colae has a passion for the arts and has taught ballet for the past five years. She has always loved teaching of any nature and feels it’s been God’s plan for her life all along. Her goal in teaching is to engage students in their study of literature, and make it something that they can connect to, call their own, and value on into their futures. She moved to the area this past summer with her husband who is stationed in Little Creek as an officer in the Navy. In her free time she loves reading and studying, ballet, traveling, going to coffee shops, and spending time with her husband, friends and family.

Omnibus III-A & III-B (10th & 11th Grades) : Delbra Moore
Mrs. Delbra Moore earned a Bachelor of Science from Bob Jones University and Master of Science from The Ohio State University. Mrs. Moore taught a variety of subjects in public schools and private Christian schools in Ohio, Florida and South Carolina before leaving the classroom to educate her three daughters at home: two from elementary school through high school graduation, who have completed undergraduate degrees and gone on to graduate school, and one who is still at home. While educating her own children, Mrs. Moore has provided a variety of group classes for home-educated students, organized and run a variety of cooperative programs, provided consultation services for parents, and taught adult education in the Washington DC area. History, the human heart on parade, and literature, the human heart on paper are her passions. For 30 years, she and her high school sweetheart, whom she met in history class, have collected, read and cheerfully argued the merits of books. The Moores live in Chesapeake, surrounded by 300 feet of overstuffed bookshelves.

Dialectic Math (Math 87 & Pre-Algebra) and Dialectic Science (General Science, Physical Science): Nanette Zimmerman
Nanette Zimmerman graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Life Science and a minor in Microbiology. After graduating, she accepted a position at a classical Christian school in North Carolina as the math, science and Latin teacher for grades 2-8. Most recently, Nanette classically home schooled her own three children for six years before God brought her family to Veritas Christian Academy. She has had extensive training and teaching experience through a national classical home school organization and has also benefited from training at Logos School in Moscow, ID, one of the leading schools in classical education. In addition, she has years of experience as a private, math tutor. Nanette believes that God has called her to Veritas Christian Academy in order to exercise her commitment to the classical model of education, her love for children, and her passion for math and the sciences. Nanette is excited to help educate the next generation of students to know God through the beauty of math and science. She attends Avalon Hills Bible Church with her family and in her spare time enjoys running, playing at the beach and lake with her family, and is an avid reader.

Rhetoric School Math (Geometry): Debbie Zollos
Deborah Zollos is a graduate of Kent State University with Bachelor of Science Degrees in both Chemistry and Applied Mathematics. Upon graduation, Deborah accepted a position with a leading software development organization attaining to a position as a Senior Systems Analyst. Deborah and her husband Steve relocated to Virginia Beach as part of a church planting team in 1987. At that time she took a programming position with now Regent University. Deborah homeschooled her children throughout their elementary and middle school years. When her youngest was in fourth grade and her oldest was in the 11th grade, her children began attending Veritas Christian Academy. Her two oldest sons, Stepheno and Phillip now attend Old Dominion University. Stepheno will be starting Medical School in 2011 and Phillip is considering a career in Sports Medicine. Mrs. Zollos thoroughly enjoys teaching math at Veritas Christian Academy and desires to see each of her students excel to their full potential.

Rhetoric School Math and Science (Algebra II, Precalculus, Calculus, Physics): Sam Narkinsky
Sam Narkinsky is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a B.A. in Physics with a minor in mathematics and an M.A. in mathematics. After graduation I taught calculus during the summer at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and then taught with my deceased wife Jo for three years at Mars Hill College near Asheville, N.C. My wife of 30 years, died of cancer in 1993. Four years after Jo’s death, I married my current wife Lucy and in 2001 I took a job as an AP teacher of mathematics and physics at Stonebridge School for twelve years. About two years ago I started teaching as an adjunct in mathematics at Tidewater Community College and part-time at other Christian schools including teaching mathematics and physics at Veritas Christian School. I am starting to teach full-time at Veritas this fall. My greatest pleasure is to see students grow in knowledge and closeness to the Lord. I am a Gideon, have taught Sunday School at several churches and have participated in several mission projects. My hobbies include travel, walking, gardening, chess and reading the Bible as well as a variety of other literature.

Rhetoric School Math (Algebra I) and Government: Sean Elgut
Sean Elgut serves as the Headmaster of Veritas. Mr. Elgut, along with his wife, Maria, founded Veritas Christian Academy as a Classical school with a vision to graduate young men and women leaders, who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. Mr. Elgut holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as a Master in Education degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach. He has been teaching, facilitating, and administering within the realm of Christian education since 1994. When not at Veritas, Mr. Elgut spends most of his time with his wife, Maria, and 5 children, Caleb, Anna, David, Abigail and Rebekah, all of which have attended, or continue to attend Veritas. His oldest child, Caleb, a 2010 Veritas graduate, is currently enrolled in the pre-med program at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Logic I & II: Cynthia Newman
A wordsmith by trade, Cynthia has enjoyed decades of writing adventures. It all began in her hometown, Buffalo, NY, where she landed a news producer assignment for CBS. From there, amazing national and international assignments awaited. She moved to Virginia Beach, VA to work for CBN. She traveled cross country and around the globe producing, writing, reporting, and hosting a myriad of television and radio assignments…features, sports, entertainment, news, investigative specials, and documentaries. Freelance work opened more possibilities to script inspirational testimonials and a variety of teaching series. Cynthia worked in Israel as a news anchor and correspondent. She also was a White House correspondent during President George W. Bush’s term. Her script writing garnered her many awards, including a national Emmy nomination in the category of news investigation. Weaved throughout her travel were unparalleled ministry opportunities. It was these opportunities, Cynthia says, that gave her work purpose and substance. Cynthia received a BA in French and Secondary Education at Wittenberg University, and an MA in Broadcast Journalism at Regent University. Cynthia’s undergrad venture included a year’s study of le français in Dijon, France. C’était formidable! Cynthia appreciates the importance of imparting to her students the logic skills needed to think critically, and the writing skills needed to craft sound arguments. Cynthia lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with her husband, Drew, two children, Joshua and Renee, who attend VCA.

Dialectic and Rhetoric School Art: Carolyn Venable
My name is Carolyn Venable. I've had the privilege of teaching art at Veritas for about seven years. Art has been a passion of mine since I was a small child. I have three talented children that are very creative ( some recessive gene somewhere I guess :) ). My oldest is Ashley who is eighteen. She has an excellent eye for design and is a gifted artist. Her creativeness is often expressed in photography. Next in line is Joseph, sixteen and who is also very gifted. He is an avid drawer. At age five he drew better than most adults. My youngest is Alyssa who just turned eleven. She will be in Mrs. Cagle's class this year. She also loves to draw and is very talented. I graduated from TCC with a commercial art degree and spent three years at Norfolk State pursuing additional art related classes. I love children and I love art so teaching is a nice blend. I look forward to another year teaching art at Veritas.

Introduction to Art History (10th-12th Grades): Rose Marie Bohs
An art major in high school, Mrs. Bohs attended the State University of New York at New Paltz. It was there that she was selected in her junior year to study oversees at the Instituto D’Arte in Urbino, where she studied art history, silkscreen printing, graphic design, oil painting and restoration. She exhibited her artwork there before returning to the USA to complete her BA degree in Art Education and Art History. Mrs. Bohs has taught Art classes to a wide range of ages at Good Shepherd School in Kingston, New York, Greenbrier Christian Academy, and on the mission field. She is joyfully returning for a second year to teach art history to the high school. She has served with Youth with a Mission (YWAM), been a guest speaker for Women’s Ministry, President of Chesapeake Chapter of Aglow International, and VA State Aglow Prayer Advisory Council, lead Beth Moore Bible Studies, a Mom’s in Touch Prayer Leader, and Room 219 Prayer Coordinator. Mother of three adult children: Charles, Melissa and Rachel and a proud Grandmother to Gabriel and Cameron. Her youngest daughter Rachel is a 2013 graduate of Veritas Christian Academy and is attending Liberty University in the fall.

Dialectic and Rhetoric School Music History/Appreciation: Oksana Lutsyshyn

Chinese: Allison Layman
Allison is a graduate from Fu-Jen University in Taiwan with a BA in Library Science. Allison taught for 2 years in a public elementary school in Taiwan, and 2 years of Mandarin Chinese at Norfolk Christian High School, and KEYS. She had served with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) over 10 years as a part of church planting team in Taiwan. She moved to the United States in 1997. She and her husband have a son, 20 years old and daughter-17 years old.

 

Apologetics/Thesis: Mark Keating
Upon graduating from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1980, Mark Keating went to a Bible school in Oklahoma (1981-83) and two years later began to follow the call to Christian education. He has been in Christian education since 1983. In his first year was principal of a small K-12 Christian school in Arizona. After five successful years with the school, he left to pursue his Master’s Degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon receiving his degree, he was employed by a school in Chesapeake, VA, in which he became the founding principal of the high school. As principal of this new high school, he laid the foundation for the vision of the school, created and developed the many programs of the school. He taught from full-time to part-time, built the infrastructure of the school with the many of the departments: admissions, guidance, athletic, student government, student affairs and traditions, alumni, etc. In his 19 years with the Christian school in Chesapeake, Mark was able to see the student body of 11 students grow to over 140 students, representing the Tidewater area, six different nations, and an alumni base of 350, many of them going to the finest colleges in the country. Mark has held as his passion to raise up Daniels and Esthers, young men and women that would be a distinctive voice to their generation of sound Biblical-principled thinking and, “serve the purposes of God fully in their generation.” (Acts 13:36). One other tool that Mark has felt available to him in developing the character of Daniels & Esthers outside the classroom is through the sports of swimming and tennis. His background inc ludes coaching and teaching for the past 30 plus years. He has coached numerous athletes from beginner level to national caliber athletes. 

Spanish: Jessamyn (Jesse) Lupardus
Jessamyn Lupardus graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After graduation, she lived in Spain where she enjoyed classes in Spanish Economics, the European Union, and Literature at the Granada Institute of International Studies. Jessamyn then studied Spanish Translation with a focus in financial and legal translation at Kent State University where she also taught Spanish as a Graduate Assistant for two years. Jessamyn has always had a love for and fascination with all languages and has studied Spanish, Chinese, French, and ASL. During her studies, she lived in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Spain, and she hopes to always be able to travel and continue learning about new cultures and languages. In her spare time, Jessamyn loves to read and do crafts, and she tutors Spanish and English. In addition to teaching Spanish last year, Jessamyn coached the youth swim team at Veritas.

Resource Teacher: Deborah Rastelli
Deborah Rastelli graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio with a double major in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She joined VCA this past school year as the Resource Teacher and has a passion for working with children who learn differently. Studying and working with children who have learning differences has showed her the immense variety of ways in which people learn; she believes that each child is unique and their uniqueness is their gift. Deborah also teaches the first grade catechism class at her home church. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, coffee, music, dancing, and outdoor activities with her family.


Office

Office Secretary: Melissa Thompson
Melissa was born and raised in the Hampton Roads area. She now resides in the Chesapeake with her husband, daughter and two furry sons. She enjoys working at Veritas Christian Academy in the position of secretary, and has been blessed by the relationships with the teachers, students and families. She enjoys reading, bike riding and relaxing with her family.





Lunchroom Coordinator: Lisa Copeland