Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Mr. Charles M. Herbek

Sacred Studies, History

Charlie is originally from New York and now resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with his wife, Cheri. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Charlie retired as a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) from the United States Army after twenty-two years of worldwide, command and staff assignments in Germany, England, Honduras, Italy, Denmark, Norway, and Turkey and throughout the United States. One of his most challenging and rewarding positions was with the British Army.

Charlie is a certified Project Manager, having worked for the Missile Defense Agency, Computer Sciences Corporation, and managed Sales and Marketing for an international adventure travel company. Charlie served a Commandant of Cadets and High School Theology teacher at Benedictine High School in Richmond, Virginia. He was the Director, curriculum developer, and primary teacher for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at Saint Mary’s in Fredericksburg. Charlie has over 25 years as a Middle School and High School Catechist in multiple parishes and currently teaches at Saint Jude in Fredericksburg.


MS, Management of IT Systems, University of Virginia

US Army Professional Degree, Command and General Staff College

BA, US History, University of Virginia

Theology & Church History Studies, Diocese of Arlington, Trinity College

Theology Graduate Studies, Notre Dame Graduate School

RCIA Studies, North American Forum on the Catechumenate

Nicole Adams

Guidance, English, Science

Nicole Adams is a recent Summa Cum Laude graduate of Liberty University (B.S. in Psychology), instructor of Biology and English, and Guidance Counselor at Saint Michael the Archangel High School. She is a published author and contributed to several instructional presentations regarding poetry and grammar, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and Viral Hemorrhagic Diseases (specifically Ebola) during her academic career. While performing her psychology internship with Utopia 57, she was afforded the opportunity to teach English to international refugees at Port De La Chapelle in France. She is an avid writer of philosophy and poetry, and has interests in geology, microbiology, astrophysics, astronomy, archaeology, and art. She is originally from Louisiana, and worked briefly in Canada before moving to Hawaii where she attended the University of Hawaii to study English. She also had the distinct honor of serving as Ombudsman for the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) – forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan, from Sept. 2001 – August 2003. She currently resides in the Fredericksburg area with her family, and will be attending Old Dominion University to obtain a Master of Science in Earth Science.

Lois Attard

Sacred Studies, English

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Attard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of North Texas. Following a brief teaching career, Mrs. Attard was blessed to remain home as a full-time mother. During this time Mrs. Attard home-schooled, volunteered, and taught Religious Education. She comments, “My favorite year was fifth grade, when the children learned about the sacraments.” Mrs. Attard’s growing family moved from Texas to Northern California, and eventually to Northern Virginia, where the last two of her eight children were born. Now that her youngest is a teen, Mrs. Attard is thrilled to resume teaching at Saint Michael the Archangel High School.

Mr. Tony Demarco


Mr. Ian Heisler


Ms. Ruth Dale


Ruth Dale returns to St. Michael’s after having taught here previously for two years (2009-2011) when her son Henry attended and graduated in 2011. She has taught French in both private and public schools including Prince William Academy and St. John Neumann School where she also taught English grammar and writing. Ruth enjoys meeting people from other cultures and has taught English as a Second Language to adults. In addition, Ruth has used her French working for international organizations such as Renault, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and a French defense company. Ruth is currently a catechist for Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Woodbridge.


University of Virginia, B.A. in French

Shenandoah University, Provisional Licensure, French & English

Mrs. Marianna Constable


Marianna Constable is in her fifth year of teaching and first year at Saint Michael’s. She has spent the last few years working in both public and private schools teaching grades PreK – 12 in a variety of capacities and subjects. She is heavily involved in her parish and community through music, choir, dance, and musical theatre. Mrs. Constable loves to cook and any opportunity to hone her Spanish through travel. She is excited to be back in the classroom and honored to join the faculty at Saint Michael’s.



Bachelor of Arts with honors, George Mason University

Mr. Neil Richard

English, History

Mr. Richard hails from a family tree full of teachers dating back to the early 1900s. He grew up in King George, Virginia but has traveled extensively in the United States. While Mr. Richard has held a variety of jobs from Donut Maker, to Security Guard, to Shipping Clerk, he has recently fallen in love with teaching and hopes to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of all of his students.

In his free time, Mr. Richard likes to read, write, watch tv, dabble in leather working and video editing, and shop for antique cars. While he only knows enough Spanish and French to get a glass of water, he is fluent in both dad jokes and sarcasm. Mr. Richard is married to a fellow educator and has one son and one daughter.


Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Minor in History (Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1998)

Masters of Information Systems (University of Phoenix, 2010).




Melissa Kenney


Billy Showers


Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic High School

6301 Campus Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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