Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Mr. Neil Richard

Director of Academics, English, and 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)

Pathways to Teaching: Career Switcher Program (Virginia Commonwealth University, currently enrolled)

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


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. Shaun Kenney


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.  Kenney received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and is presently a graduate student in philosophy at the Catholic University of America



Melissa Kenney


Billy Showers


Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic High School

6301 Campus Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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