Master teachers. Dedicated staff.

We are accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia Board of Education.

Sarah Portervint

Math/Science Teacher

B.A. Elementary Education, Science, Virginia Tech

Patrice Ford

Preschool Assistant

Child Development Associate, Council for Professional Recognition

Elleni Nagash-Hailu

Pre-K 4 Teacher

Child Development Associate, Council for Professional Recognition

Addis Tadesse

Pre-K 4 Teacher

A.S. Business Administration, Northern Virginia Community College

Tiffanie Settles

Pre-K 3 Teacher

B.A. Dance and Musical Theater, Sweet Briar College

Alyssa Gordon

Pre-K 3 Teacher

M.A. Architecture, Hampton University

Iris Argueta

Pre-K 2 Teacher

Child Development Associate, Council for Professional Recognition

Dan Davis

Athletic Director

B.S. Computer Science, University of Central Florida; M.B.A., Western New England University; M.A. Biblical Studies, Regent University;

Harmony Barbour

Drama Teacher

B.A., Psychology (Child Psychology), minor Music Performance

Terry Alabastro

Before and After Care Teacher

Loyal Juraschek

Math Teacher

B.A., Christian Education, Biblical Literature, Philosophy, Taylor University

Sandy Gibbs

Admin Assistant

Ashleigh Burnette

Upper School Principal

B.S., Science, Samford University M.Ed., Educational Leadership, George Mason University

Ashley Yarbrough

English Teacher

B.A. English, minor in Secondary Education, George Mason University; M.B.A., Western Governors University

Freda Yanney

Pre-K 4 Teacher

A.S. Early Childhood Education, The Sheridan College Institute of Technology

Cheryl Wilson

4th Grade Teacher

B.S., Elementary Education, Lancaster Bible College; M.Ed., Elementary Education, Liberty University

Denise Wallen

Librarian, Teacher Assistant

B.S., Education, Central Missouri State University

Michael Walker

Director of Fine Arts

B.A., Music, Saint Leo University; Master of Music, Education, George Mason University

Lois Hovmiller

Before and After Care Teacher

Jamile Yacoub

Kitchen Cook


Our faculty and staff are truly dedicated to the children that roam our halls. We have an incredibly low turnover rate, which means our students grow up with the same Christ-centered influences in their life.

Beyond Teaching

Faculty pray with their students. Administration pray with their faculty. Our team is driven to make a difference in every individual, whether they are a toddler, a teenager, or a parent.

Degreed & Certified

All of our teachers have 4 year degrees from accredited colleges/universities. In addition, the majority of our upper school faculty have Master’s degrees, which allow them to teach at a (truly) college level.

Employment Opportunities

Have a passion for shaping future generations? Christ Chapel Academy is accepting resumes for all positions PreK-12 for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Teachers that are mentors.

Mrs. Galeano

From pop art to Picasso, Carmen Galeano helps student tap into their creative side. The result? Excellence.

Mr. Andujar

Or should we say Colonel Andujar? As our STEM director, this Army veteran teaches math, I.T. and robotics. As part of a STEM focus, he even holds extra math classes for students that need bolstering.

Mr. Harrell

As the Advanced Technology Instructor, Mr. Harrell finds fun and unique ways to make our tech-native students even more tech-savvy.