Faculty & Staff

A FACULTY FOCUSED ON BOYS

One of the things that sets Blue Ridge School apart is the unique devotion of our faculty and staff. As scholars, advisors, and experts in how boys learn best, they never forget they are here to support a boy’s journey. In fact, more than 80% of our faculty live on campus so they can develop relationships with boys that bring learning to life, provide a home-away-from-home environment, be more involved in the overall experience, and serve as advisors, coaches, and role models to young men.

Leadership Team

Tony Brown

Tony Brown

Dean of Students, Director of Outdoor Program, Mountain Biking Head Coach

Jim Douglas

James Douglas

Dean of Academics, Math Department Chair, Squire Basketball Head Coach, Mixed Martial Arts Assistant Coach

Hans Hermanson ’97

Dean of Character Education, Assistant Dean of Students, Religious Studies Teacher, Outdoorsmen Leader

Jamie Bourland

Director of Facilities, Science Teacher, Assistant Director of Drama

Faculty

Clint Alexander

Head Football Coach, History Teacher, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Hall Parent

Brian Blaine

English Teacher, Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach

Jamie Bourland

Director of Facilities, Science Teacher, Assistant Director of Drama

Rick Cameron

Rick Cameron

Math Teacher, Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Varsity Wrestling Coach

Peter Cole

Peter Cole

ELL Director, JV Basketball Head Coach, JV Tennis Head Coach

Ali Curcio

Science and Math Teacher, Community Service Director

Simon Curry

Government and Contemporary Studies Teacher, Assistant Football Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach

Alexander Deitrich

History Teacher, Hall Parent, JV Soccer Assistant Coach, JV Basketball Assistant Coach

Dr. Dedra Demaree

Physics Teacher, Hall Parent, Varsity Cross Country Assistant Coach, JV Tennis Assistant Coach

Jim Douglas

James Douglas

Dean of Academics, Math Department Chair, Squire Basketball Head Coach, Mixed Martial Arts Assistant Coach

Danielle Gardiner

Learning Center Specialist, Cross Country Assistant Coach, Track and Field Assistant Coach

Hans Hermanson ’97

Dean of Character Education, Assistant Dean of Students, Religious Studies Teacher, Outdoorsmen Leader

Georgia Holley

Learning Specialist – Fishburne Learning Center, Community Service Leader

Nuren Iftekhar

Chemistry Teacher, JV Soccer Assistant Coach, Varsity Tennis Assistant Coach

Dr. Alexander Keevil

Co-Director of Fishburne Learning Center, Assistant Dean of Faculty and Academics, Drama Assistant Director

Parker Kirwan

Parker Kirwan

Athletic Director, Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach, English & Sports Broadcasting Teacher

Matthew Richey

Spanish Teacher, Assistant Indoor Soccer Coach, Assistant JV Soccer Coach

Dana Schwarzkopf

Dr. Dana Schwarzkopf

MakerSpace Director and Technology Teacher, Robotics Team Assistant Leader, JV Lacrosse Assistant Coach

Jack Warren

Jack Warren

Science Department Chair, Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach, Indoor Soccer Head Coach

David Welty

David Welty

Director of Visual Arts, Mountain Biking Assistant Coach, Chair of the Elective Department

Cory Woods

Cory Woods

Director of Natural Resources, Assistant Director of Outdoor Education, Outdoor Education Teacher

Administration Team

John Hetzel

John M. Hetzel

Director of the Baron Fund, JV Lacrosse Head Coach, Indoor Track Assistant Coach

Mike Jamrozek

Mike Jamrozek

Director of Campus Security, Student Health Supervisor, and Residence Life Duty Coordinator, MMA Head Coach

Parker Kirwan

Parker Kirwan

Athletic Director, Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach, English & Sports Broadcasting Teacher

Cade Lemcke

Cade Lemcke

Varsity Basketball Head Coach, Director of Special Programs

Donny Moss

Associate Director of Admissions, Varsity Lacrosse Coach

Facilities & Support Team

C. Brandon Deane

Residence Life Coordinator, Outdoor Program Instructor, Fall Golf Head Coach, JV Tennis Assistant Coach

Jerry Filler

Assistant Director of College Counseling, Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Hall Parent

Bill Ochs

External Affairs Database Administrator, Varsity Football & Varsity Lacrosse Statistician

Jahlil Puryear

Technology & Athletic Associate, Assistant Football Coach, Squire Basketball Head Coach

Faculty Emeriti

Mr. John Trimmer

Rev. John Kettlewell

Mr. Jordan Churchill

Mr. Hatcher Willams

Mrs. Alice Ivory

Dr. Edward McFarlane

Mr. Robert Eason

Mr. Frank DeAngelis

Mrs. Dolores DeAngelis

Mr. Carl Frye

Mr. Tim Cormany

Mr. Paul Fehlner