Faculty & Staff
Father Peter J. Reynierse
HEADMASTER (Commander, U.S. Navy – Retired)Rev. Peter Reynierse, a native of Missouri, enlisted in the Navy in 1962 and served in California, Vietnam, Virginia, at sea, and Florida between 1962 and 1970. Honorably discharged in 1970, he immediately entered the Episcopal Theological Seminary in (Lexington) Kentucky, graduating with the Master of Divinity degree in 1973. He was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1973; served as associate pastor in New Jersey (’73-’74) and as a parish pastor in Pennsylvania from 1974-1988.
In 1978 he received a Navy commission as a public affairs officer (LTJG).
In 1988, he was recalled to active naval service to serve on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (Naval Reserve) in the Pentagon. His duties included a key role in the recall of over 57,000 Naval Reservists during Operation Desert Storm. For his contributions to support the families of recalled reservists, the Secretary of the Navy awarded him the Meritorious Service Medal, a Presidential Award.
From 1992 to 1995 he served on the staff of the Under Secretary of the Navy. He also served as Navy liaison to the Vice President’s National Performance Review, the Federal Quality Institute, and other federal agencies. He retired from the Navy in 1998 with the rank of Commander.
In 1990 he and his wife, Julianne, joined the Roman Catholic Church. He applied for ordination to the Catholic priesthood under the Holy See’s Pastoral Provision for former Episcopal clergy. In 1995 he was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood by James Cardinal Hickey, Archbishop of Washington (DC) and served on the archdiocesan staff as Director of the Permanent Diaconate, and Assistant to the Secretary for Clergy; Administrator of Holy Spirit Parish in Forrestville, MD; Chaplain to the Little Sisters of the Poor in Washington, DC; and pastoral duties at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Rockville, MD as Director of Adult Education, and later as Director of Special Ministries supporting families with family members with disabilities. In 2006 he retired from active priestly ministry.
He and his wife of 55 years have three adult children, 14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Father Reynierse has been a prominent advocate for children with disabilities, their families, and disability rights and inclusion issues. He is a frequent editorial and Op-Ed contributor on defense and government issues to numerous publications, including Stars and Stripes, The Hill, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
His achievements include establishment of Families Together-National Capital Region; concept and grant development for the first cancer hospice in the U.S., St. Agnes’ House in Lexington, Ky.; service as head of the Interboro School District-Villanova University-U.S. Teacher Corps K-12 career education pilot program; receipt of the Prospect Park (PA) Distinguished Community Service Award; and citation by the State of Pennsylvania House of Representatives for leadership and community service. He has numerous service awards from the Army, Navy, and the Knights of Columbus. Most recently he served on the Pastoral Advisory Committee of U.S. Rep. Dave Brat.
Father and Mrs. Reynierse moved to Lake of the Woods (near Fredericksburg, Virginia) in 2009. He has priestly Faculties in both the Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington (VA). In retirement he provides clerical assistance to St. Patrick Catholic Church and St. Jude Catholic Church, and also serves, pro bono, as Headmaster of St. Michael the Archangel High School in Fredericksburg, VA.
PRINCIPALAnn grew up on Long Island in the State of New York. She spent several years overseas in Singapore and Australia before settling down in New York City and then Delaware. She and her husband moved to Fredericksburg three (3) years ago and began her position at St. Michael’s in July 2018. Ann and her husband are members at St. Jude Catholic Church and active in St. Jude’s Choir and enjoy living close to their family and grandchildren. Ann’s background includes a Teacher of the Year nominee; one of 25 mathematics teachers nationwide, accepted into a summer institute for teaching mathematics, teaching mathematics at the high school and college levels, National Mathematics Consultant for a publishing firm, and leadership positions prior to joining St. Michael’s. Ann graduated with honors from the University of Delaware with a BS in Education with Mathematics Certification, holds an MBA, and is a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society. She is also a member of the National Catholic Education Council (NCEA) and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Mrs. Bruggeman is a native of Virginia and graduated from Bluefield College with a BS in Organizational Management and Developmental Leadership. She lives in Fredericksburg with her husband of 26 years and their three children. Mrs. Bruggeman has been with Saint Michael’s for two years and enjoys her position as the school’s Registrar along with her administrative responsibilities. 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.
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.
FRENCHMrs. 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.
FINE ARTS & VISUAL ARTSMrs. 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!
IT ADMIN & MUSIC
George has been doing IT work for over 20 years. He is industry certified on computers and networking and is a Microsoft Certified Professional. Also, George is a professional Web Designer and Graphics Designer. He started his own IT company in 2007 where he specializes in onsite computer repair and custom website and graphic design. He graduated with honors from the University of Baltimore with a B.S. in Business Administration. He applied that to a very successful 25 year management career. In addition, George is a professional musician and teaches and conducts the St. Michael choir. He is also, a composer of both religious and secular music. He loves to cook and he loves to read novels where he can actually relax.
MATH & SCIENCEMr. 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.
ATHLETIC DIRECTORMr. 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.
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
SACRED STUDIESOriginally 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.
CHEMISTRY & HISTORYSteve 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.
RECEPTIONISTMila grew up in Lakeland, Florida where she graduated from Florida Southern College with her B.S. degree in Biology. Before moving from Florida to Virginia she worked as a Benefit Specialist for Department of Children and Families. Mila has two children and a dog named Minnie. Mila has been employed at SMHS for two years. She is also dance and soccer mom.