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Our Faculty

Elif Kalemdaroglu

Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Academy

Elif has 18 years of experience in public education at middle and high school levels and holds a Master’s degree in Leadership in Education.
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George Fisher, Art 1, 2, Art Exploratory

George taught with Henrico County Public Schools for 10 years and is also a professional musician. He holds fine arts degrees from VCU.
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Chris May, Special Education Coordinator

Chris has taught students with various emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities for 13 years.
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Israel Melendez, Spanish 1-4

Israel has over 15 years of experience in public and private education, and came to Virginia after serving in the United States Air Force.
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Andrew Melton, Social Studies

Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from VCU as well as a Master of Teaching degree in Secondary Education.
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Roxanne Priest, Athletic Coordinator

Roxanne has served in the field of education for more than 20 years in both public and private schools.
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Recent News

How To Help Your Kids Deal With Their Anxiety

Decades ago, if kids showed signs of anxiety, they were told to shape up, focus and move on. Symptoms were dismissed; feelings were suppressed. Thankfully, we know better now. And

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School Refusal Tips for Parents

If your child is experiencing anxiety going to school, believe it or not, it’s more common than you think. In most cases, symptoms of school refusal include a child that

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Sam

Aspiring student entrepreneur builds portfolio while helping peers

Sam, a senior at Brook Road Academy, dreams of opening his own graphic or fashion design business. With help from the Villa's Career and Transition Services (CATS), he has fine-tuned

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