Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Ms. 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.

Ms. 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

Mathematics

● Teaches Algebra I & II and PE at Saint Michael
● Math teacher in Spotsylvania County (Chancellor and Riverbend) for 31 years.
● Football coach for 35 years.
● Coached basketball and track in middle school and high school.
● FCA huddle coach for Chancellor and Riverbend High for 26 years.
● Married to my beautiful wife (Tracey) for 35 years with 2 adult children (Colby 28 and Jordan 22)
● Member of Lake of the Woods Church for 26 years.
● Taught Senior High Sunday School at Lake of the Woods for 4 years.

Graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School (1982) and California University of PA (1988) with a B.A. in Education.

Mr. Jason Frank

Athletics Director

Jason Frank has been with Saint Michael since the spring of 2020. He was initially hired as the Head Boys Basketball Coach prior to being appointed as the Director of Athletics prior to the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Frank is a native of New York, New York and split time between New York and New Jersey before graduating from Robert Morris University in 2017 with degrees in Criminal Justice and Journalism. Mr. Frank previously held a career in Federal Law Enforcement and is currently working on his Masters in Law from American University. Coach Frank comes from a strong family background. He has a close relationship with his two siblings. His twin sister, Carly, works in corporate for Brooks Brothers in New York City. His younger brother Michael, is a recent college graduate, currently working as a microbiologist in Pennsylvania. Mr. Frank has a passion for working with kids from all backgrounds. He believes that education and sport should be used as team-building and character development as one progresses throughout their high school journey. Coach Frank has helped develop the overall athletic department and has seen an uptick for each sport every year that has gone by. In addition to being the Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach, Mr. Frank also holds the position of Dean of Boys for our student body. With a passion for Saint Michael and the Fredericksburg community, his goal is to continue to develop our students into the best possible young men and women they can be through education and athletics.

1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.”

Mr. Shaun Kenney

Sacred Studies & Philosophy

Mr. Shaun Kenney is a vice president for American Life League and a former executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia.  Mr. Kenney has formerly worked with the US Drug Enforcement Administration and the US Department of Defense.  Mr. Kenney received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and is presently a graduate student in philosophy at the Catholic University of America.

MRS. Angela Klaus

Art

Angela Klaus graduated from Germanna Community College with an Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences. She has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. Angela has earned many awards for her photography ranging from gold and bronze. She also earned her Associate’s Certification from The International Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation. She is currently the owner of Klaus Studios and continually pursues her passion for photography. Angela grew up in Woodbridge, VA. but moved to Fredericksburg in the 1990’s. Angela now resides in Caroline County with her family. She loves spending time with her family and dogs, and she helps out at the local community theater.  She looks forward to this new chapter in her career and cannot wait to share her love of the Arts with her students.

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MR. KYAER LEE

Physical Education

Kyaer is a native of Caroline County and was a stand-out football and track athlete at Caroline High School. While in high school, Kyaer was a state qualifier for 400m and 4×4 relay. After high school, Kyaer went to Bridgewater College to pursue his Bachelors degree and  graduated from Bridgewater College in 2019 with his B.S. in Health & Exercise Science with a minor in coaching.

During his college career, Kyaer was a RB with the Bridgewater College Football program. He helped lead Bridgewater back to the ODAC championship as well as earning many wins over DIII football programs.

During the off season, Kyaer interned with the college’s Strength and Conditioning Department, under the guidance of Master Strength Coach, Brandon Beach. Kyaer helped various sports teams excel in their athletic abilities such as football, track, basketball, baseball, girls volleyball, and golf. While doing this, Kyaer was able to maintain a 3.0 and higher GPA.

Now, Kyaer is the owner and operator of his gym, Fit By Ky Training Fitness, where he trains many of the top athletes in the Fredericksburg area. Kyaer is hoping to bring his knowledge and skills to St. Michael while developing outstanding athletes along the way.

Mr. ARMANDO MATOS

Spanish

The Spanish Program at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School offers a comprehensive language learning experience. My background in Anthropology with over 20 years of teaching Spanish brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. Having studied at prestigious institutions such as Catholic University of America and the College of William and Mary, I am well-equipped to guide students on their language learning journey. I have published helpful resources like the Spanish Vocabulary Journal and Spanish Verb Conjugation Journals through Amazon Kindle Publishing. To understand basic grammar is crucial for students when learning a language. The Spanish Program at here at St. Michael prioritizes this foundation. By grasping the fundamentals, students are able to develop a solid understanding of the language and its nuances. Learning a second language is not only empowering but also opens up a world of academic and employment opportunities.

MR. Steven Sinnott

Mathematics

Steven Sinnott has been teaching mathematics in one way or another since 1998.  His first gig as a teacher was a graduate teaching assistant at Virginia Tech.  He then moved on to the same position at another school when he decided to go for his PhD in mathematics — yes, that’s right, he’s the kind of doctor that makes people sick!  After spending several years getting his PhD at Cornell University, he moved down to the Big Easy and took a position as a post-doctoral researcher at Tulane University.  There he got to teach the mainstays — Calculus and Algebra — but he also got to develop a course in Cryptography (one where the only requirements were knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).  Realizing that he loved teaching far more than doing research, Steve decided to move back to Virginia and teach locally. After several years of teaching at a local university he took the position of full-time mathematics faculty at Saint Michael.  He lives in Culpeper with his wife (Karin), dog (Kodiak), and far too many cats and is a parishioner of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Culpeper.

MS. MOrgan WyMan

History

Ms. Wyman grew up in Cecil County, Maryland and was raised as an active participant in the Roman Catholic Church. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a BA in History and a concentration in military science. Notable previous job experiences include swimming instructor, lifeguard, and Boy Scouts of America merit badge counselor. In her youth, Ms. Wyman was an active participant in band and choir. She plays the flute and French horn. In her free time, she likes to whittle and scuba dive.

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MS. TINA BRUGGEMAN

Registrar

Mrs. Bruggeman is a native of Virginia and graduated from Bluefield University with a BS in Organizational Management and Developmental Leadership. She lives in Fredericksburg with her husband of 30 years. They share three children together and two of which has graduated from SMHS. Mrs. Bruggeman has been with Saint Michael’s for seven years and enjoys her position as the school’s Registrar along with her administrative responsibilities. She also enjoys coaching the cheer team at SMHS. Tina and her family have been parishioners at Saint Patrick Catholic Church since 2005. Before being employed at SMHS she worked for MARCORSYSCOM in Quantico, VA as a Contract Specialist.

MS. Melissa Kenney

Director of Recruitment

Melissa Kenney received her BA in History from the University of Virginia. She is a part-time farmer and full-time mother of seven children, the oldest of whom is a seminarian for the Diocese of Richmond. In her spare time, she studies and creates icons under the direction of a Master Iconographer. 

MS. BRITTNEY UTARO

Receptionist

Mr. Neil Richard

Director of Academics

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.

 

Education:

● Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Minor in History (Edinboro University of
Pennsylvania, 1998)
● Masters of Information Systems (University of Phoenix, 2010)
● Career Switcher Program (Virginia Commonwealth University, 2023)
● Virginia Department of Education Postgraduate Professional License (Endorsements:
English; History and Social Sciences)

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6301 Campus Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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