Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Alicia Adams

ENGLISH

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

Nicole Adams

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, ENGLISH, SCIENCE

Lois Attard

SACRED STUDIES

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.
Ed Eades

Ed Eades

MATH & SCIENCE

Mr. Eades joined SMHS in the fall of 2016. He studied transfinite cardinal and ordinal numbers (infinite sets) in grad school, where he also received minors in eastern religious studies and psychology. He considers himself more artist than mathematician, and he’s been playing guitar for 34 years.
Cynthia Geracoulis

Cynthia Geracoulis

FRENCH

Mrs. Geracoulis joined the faculty of Saint Michael in the fall of 2013 and is responsible for the French curriculum. She is a 1989 alumna of California State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics. After earning her Teaching Credential from Chapman University, she began her career teaching at-risk high school students, for seven years, at Otto A. Fischer School in Orange, California.

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.

Sandra Gobar

Sandra Gobar

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!
Peter Gorfida

Peter Gorfida

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Mr. Gorfida joined the staff of St. Michael the Archangel High School in the fall of 2013. Over the past 32 years, Mr. Gorfida has taught in both public and private schools throughout the state of Virginia, 27 years of which were in Stafford County. He is a 1979 graduate of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and is currently teaching in the Social Studies Department.

Steve Johnson

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.

J KENNEY

MAINTENANCE

robert Lewis

robert Lewis

MATHEMATICS

 Mr. Lewis’ experience in mathematics education spans over forty-three (43) years in both private and public sectors, live and virtual settings, and secondary and higher education.   Mr. Lewis has a Masters in Mathematics and and Undergraduate Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education, both from the University of Delaware.   He believes that all students possess characteristics and adversities that are unique to the individual. They need teachers that really understand them… how they think, how they learn, and what they need emotionally as well as academically.  After 43 years, Mr. Lewis still has a passion for teaching all students to grow both academically and socio-emotionally.  His greatest excitement comes from seeing students from every academic and socioeconomic background develop strong skills in organization, communication, problem-solving and decision-making.   He is proud to be part of the Saint Michael Community.

Joe Pisani

SACRED STUDIES

Billy Showers

FACILITIES MANAGER

Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

BIOLOGY, PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Mr. Wilson currently teaches Biology and Physical Science. Prior to joining school faculty, he was an organizational development consultant. Mr. Wilson is also a former member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service (SES). While in federal government Mr. Wilson served as Senior Advisor, Chief of Staff, Sector Security Director, Training and Education Director, Education Program Analyst, and Director for Operations.

Mr. Wilson is also a retired military officer. In addition to various command assignments, his related experiences include Operations Officer, Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Adjunct Professor, Education Officer, Formal Schools Instructor, Chief Instructor, and Training Curriculum Developer.

Mr. Wilson earned his BS (Distinction) at The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, and his MBA at the William E. Simon School of Business, NY. He was a scholarship recipient, and NCAA Division I athlete. He also earned Master’s Certification from the Command & Staff College, and Georgetown University, with Executive Certification from the Brookings Institute, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Evelyn Wolfe

SPANISH

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