Faculty & Staff
Father Peter J. Reynierse
HEADMASTER (Commander, U.S. Navy – Retired)
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.
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.
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 ARTS
MATH & SCIENCE
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
CHEMISTRY & HISTORY