Meet Our Staff

Maria Murray


 (Latin, Bible, Russian)

     After earning a Master's degree in Applied Orthodox Theology and working on translations, Maria became a homeschooler and the founder of SNAC in 2017, with the vision of community-based Christian education.

Marie Tessier


(Science, Math, Music)

    Marie is a senior at George Mason University, majoring in biology.

She has experience in veterinary science and takes care of animals on her farm. 

Alevtyna Wilson


(Junior Kindergarten)

  Alevtyna has been a part of our community since she taught Pre-K students of our predecessor programs, St. Benedict Academy and The Russian School. Prior to that, she instructed young minds at the ImagiNation Learning Center.

Anna Connour


(Elementary Bible,

Physical Education)

Kristin Milligan


(Classical, Christian Studies, Composition)

With 10 years of homeschooling experience and a degree in Classical Studies, Kristin shares her knowledge and enthusiasm with the students in a caring, engaging manner.

Jennifer Davis



   She has experience as a homeschooling mother of 7 children. She has worked within various co-op programs and has knowledge of working within many different curriculums.

Christina Theuer


(Christian Studies)

   Attracted to the beautiful and rich faith, Christina entered the Orthodox Christian community a few years ago. She has privately tutored children and assists with her parish Sunday school program. She is learning everyday through the fellowship of the lively and vibrant St. Nicholas Academic Community.

Karen Ward




Priscilla Saboe


For over 30 years, Priscilla served the Social Security Administration. Since her retirement, she has been doing accounting for a couple of non-profits.

Nadine Thola


(Art, Science)

Nadine is a studio artist and has taught art and iconography since 1986 in churches and schools. Her icons adorn several churches. She has earned a BA and a Master's and is currently pursuing her doctorate of Education Curriculum.

Fr. Daniel Vaskalis


(Christian Studies)

     Fr. Daniel graduated from Christ the Savior Seminary and has been a priest for 5 years. He also holds a History degree from King's College.

Heidi Lewis


John Radomsky




Ted Kirkpatrick


(Social Studies)

     Ted received a BA in Geography and an MA in Soviet Area Studies.

He served in the Army and traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Soviet Union/Russian Federation.

Board of Directors

Spiritual Advisors


Maria Murray

Priscilla Saboe

Kristin Milligan




St. Nicholas Academic Community

is a non-profit corporation.

His Eminence Metropolitan

Gregory of Nyssa


We are under the canonical protection of His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of America.

Diocesan Administration Office
312 Garfield Street
Johnstown, PA 15906

Fr. Daniel Vaskalis
Nativity of Our Lord Orthodox Church

(703) 335-8752

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