Meet Our Staff

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Maria Murray


 (Christian Studies, 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.

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Fr. Aidan Keller


(Bible and Saints, Latin, Russian)

   Fr. Aidan serves as a hieromonk at St. Demetrios Monastery. With a degree in Latin and having published books on church history, he is a multi-talented and experienced educator.


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Jennifer Davis


(Literature, Spanish)

  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.


Anna Connour


(Junior Kindergarten and

Physical Education)


Stephanie Olsen


(Grades K-2)

 Stephanie holds Bachelor's Degrees in Elementary Education and Music. She has taught students from preschool through adults. She has homeschooled her 3 children, ages from 11 to 13 for the past 9 years. 

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Victoria Marques



 Victoria studied Music Education at Evangel University and currently serves as Worship Creative Arts Admin at Chapel Springs Church.


Kristin Milligan


(Ancient Greece, Psychology, 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.


Douglas Wulf


(High School Science)

   Douglas Wulf has a BA in physics, MA in English, and Ph.D. in linguistics. He also shares his enthusiasm for learning as a professor and head of linguistics at GMU. 


Bryan Miller


(Latin, Math, History, Composition)

   Bryan has an MA and MSSI, a background in teaching history, languages, and liberal arts as well as 12 years of experience in the Department of Defense in senior analytical roles. He and his wife have two children whom they homeschool.  

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Karen Ward


(Geometry, Art)

Karen homeschooled her three children (now adults), has taught art, nature journals, algebra, geometry, and iconography in homeschool co-ops, small private schools, and group classes for adults and children.

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Samuel Henshaw



     Samuel just finished an undergraduate degree in mathematics and is now studying for a master’s in nuclear engineering. He has a background in teaching and tutoring and is well experienced in working with children.


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.


Mary Hernandez de Carl



     Mary is a high school math teacher with 8 years of teaching experience. She has a passion for working with children and helping them to develop a deep understanding and appreciation of mathematics.


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Liz Dickinson



 Liz holds an MA in International Policy Studies and a BA in Russian and Political Science. A former intelligence analyst, she now serves as the Virginia Executive Director of a conservative political training organization. She has 7 children, ages 3 to 22, all of whom have been homeschooled from the beginning. She has a passion for getting teens excited about our political process.

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Ruairi Murray


(High School Literature)

 Ruairi has a degree in Management and has been working for the U.S. Health and Human Services since 2010. He also studied at Christ the Savior Seminary and serves as a Subdeacon at Nativity of Our Lord Orthodox Church. Ruairi has enjoyed working with teens in various ministries.

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