Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff
Alicia Adams grew up in New Jersey and lived abroad for several years. She has lived in Spotsylvania for the past 16 years with her family. Committed to youth development and Catholic education, she volunteered as a catechist at St. Jude’s for twelve years, and has held leadership roles in both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. At St. Michael’s, Alicia has influenced the direction of the English department, and has helped to spearhead the introduction of Dual Enrollment classes. “An education in the fullness of humanity should be the defining feature of Catholic schools.” –Pope Francis.
- BA honors in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University (1997)
- MA in Humanities, California State University – Dominguez Hills (2006)
- College Board Advanced Placement course authorization: AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition
- Dual Enrollment Instructor with Germanna Community College
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, ENGLISH, SCIENCE
In 1996 Mrs. Geracoulis moved to Virginia and taught for several years at Quantico Middle School, then “retired” for eight years to be a stay home mom to her two children. She returned to teaching as a substitute teacher in the Orange County Schools, where she also worked for a semester as an ASL interpreter at Orange Elementary school.
Mrs. Geracoulis was raised in Hawaii and her love for different cultures led her to live abroad for several years in New Zealand and Argentina. She is passionate about animal rescue and, when time allows, helps transport dogs from shelters to foster homes. She is a member of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Stafford.
FINE ARTS & VISUAL ARTS
Mrs. Gobar served on the faculty of Saint Michael from 2010 -2013 and her passion for teaching brought her back in the fall of 2016! Mrs. Gobar is an artist, teacher, museum educator and curator. She is a faculty member in the Studio Arts department at the Smithsonian Institution since 2003. Tenure with the former Corcoran College of Art & Design/Gallery of Art spanned 8 years, 5 years as an Adjunct Professor in the Drawing & Painting Department and 3 years as a Museum Arts Educator & Administrator. Noted advance studies includes, the Summer Institute for Teachers, Yale Center for British Art; Parsons/Paris School of Design; L’Accademia De Belle Arti Lorenzo da Viterbo; Corcoran College of Art & Design, Art Education, Graduate Studies; Rhode Island School of Design; Goucher College; Harvard University, 21st Annual Learning Differences Conference Teacher Learning Strategies K-12; New School University and Bachelor of Science degree in Clothing & Textiles from Norfolk State University. Mrs. Gobar loves to cook and is a mother of two who is thrilled to be back at St. Michael’s!
CHEMISTRY & HISTORY
Steve Johnson has taught chemistry and history at St. Michael’s for 12 years. He has, at various times, also taught drama, French, and math, among other subjects. Before SMHS, he worked at Homeland Security in immigration and reviewed comic books for Mania magazine. A published author, he was a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America until they went communist. Mr. Johnson founded the school’s History Club and Military Career Club and manages our House Days. SMHS Houses include: Dominions, Thrones, Virtues, and Powers.