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Meet Our Teachers

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Maria Murray

 (Christian Studies, Russian, Latin)

     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.


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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Jennifer Davis

(Literature, Spelling)

  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.


Kristin Milligan

(Ancient Greece, Enrichment, 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.


Liz Dickinson

(History, Geography, Government)

 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.


Anna Connour

(Kindergarten and

Physical Education)


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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Bonnie McKernan

(Literature, Writing)

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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.

Head of School
Maria Murray 

Board of Directors
Kristin Milligan (President)
Priscilla Saboe (Treasurer)
Lucie Miryekta (Secretary)   
St. Nicholas Academic Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Spiritual Advisors

Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa


We are under the canonical protection of His Eminence Metropolitan 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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