Faculty & Staff

Our Students See Greatness in Everyone They Meet

From our faculty to our staff, it takes a special person to be part of Fishburne. Everyone who works here has a gift for understanding and elevating our cadets through the structure of a military style education.

Our teachers are students of more than their field of study. They’re students of human nature, working hard to uncover the truth about each student. That’s why every cadet leaves here with a deeper understanding of himself—because his teachers have helped them see themselves in new and exciting ways. Likewise, our deeply caring staff are fully committed to Fishburne’s mission of military style education supporting what’s great in boys in every way possible, from subtle encouragement to creating the perfect environment for each cadet to thrive.

“We have an amazingly dedicated faculty and staff. They aren’t just employees and teachers—they are family. They care about our boys. They worry about our boys. They want what is best for our boys. The Fishburne family is here to ensure our cadets grow into great men and leaders who will leave here ready to tackle whatever life throws at them.”

—NICOLE OVERTON \ ACTING SUPERINTENDENT
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    Employees at Fishburne
    49
    Each one carefully picked because they know their job—no matter what they do—also includes preparing boys for life.
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    Full-Time Faculty
    20
    With 180 cadets, that works out to 1 faculty member for every 9 boys. No wonder we know our cadets so well.
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    20-Plus Year Employees
    26
    When you find the right place to work, you stay. Just like when you find the right place to learn and grow.

Academic Cadre

  • President

    Colonel Randal E. Brown (VA)

    President
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  • Interim Superintendent; Deputy Superintendent/Sr. Vice President

    Nicole F. Overton

    Operation and overall supervision of the school
    Vested with the authority to operate and direct the school toward the achievement of its mission
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  • Portrait of Christopher Wingate
    JROTC Senior Army Instructor

    Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Wingate

    Leadership Education Training
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  • Portrait of Captain Richard Tankard in uniform
    Teacher, Cross Country Coach

    MAJ Richard Tankard (VA)

    U.S. History 11
    Economics
    Personal Finance
    Cross Country Coach
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  • an Educational Coach (administration instead of faculty), and a Technology Instructor

    MAJ Roxanne Rodes (VA)

    Technology
    English Composition
    U.S. History
    Librarian
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  • Profile view of Greg Moody playing saxaphone in a small ensemble
    Band Director

    Greg Moody

    Band Director
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  • Academic Counselor

    Major Martin Goodnough

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  • Victoria Evans standing proudly with cadets on the last day of school
    Interim Dean of Academics

    Dr. Victoria Evans

    Interim Dean of Academics
    Interview and admit potential FMS cadets
    Support parents and families for a smooth transition to Fishburne
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  • Portrait of Major John Cranston in uniform
    Instructor

    Major John Cranston

    Physics
    Chemistry
    AP Chemistry
    Assistant swimming coach
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  • English Teacher

    CPT Chris Richmond (VA)

    English Teacher
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  • English Instructor

    Dr. Kathy Nixon

    Dual Enrollment English
    12th Grade English
    11th Grade English
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  • Instructor, Advisor

    CPT Robert Loveland (VA)

    Government
    World History
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  • Instructor and Coach

    CW2 Phillip Lacey

    Dual Enrollment American History
    History 10
    Government
    Soccer
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  • Math Instructor

    Liliana Holcombe

    Math I
    Math II
    Math III
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  • IT Manager and Technology Instructor

    SGT Kenneth J. Glass USA (RET)

    IT Administration
    Computer Applications
    Tech Skills DE
    Computer Science
    3D Modeling
    Design Advanced Technology
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  • Instructor

    CPT Glenn Copenhaver

    History 10
    English as a Second Language (ESL)
    Head of Language Lab
    Boy Scout Troop Liaison
    Golf Coach
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  • Assistant Academic Dean

    MSG Mike Anson USAF (Ret)

    Earth Sciences
    Life Sciences
    Physical Sciences
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  • English Teacher, Yearbook Advisor

    Kristen Giles

    7th and 8th grade English
    7th and 8th grade Composition
    11th grade English
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Barracks Life Coaches

  • TAC Officer

    CPT James Kuchenberg

    Assisting in maintaining order in the barracks and the safety of the cadets.
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  • TAC Officer

    CPT Kevin Williams

    CPR, First-Aid Training.
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  • TAC Officer

    CPT Kevin Wimer

    Student safety and accountability
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  • Commandant of Cadets

    LTC Steven Piazza (VA)

    Cadet Life
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  • TAC Officer

    CPT Robert Misker

    Leadership Education Training I, II, III, IV
    Raiders \ Drill Team \ Color Guard
    Physical Fitness tests for ROTC Scholarships and for Service Academies,
    Pass and Reviews \ Ceremonies
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  • Deputy Commandant

    Major Scott May (VA)

    Serves with the safety, morale, welfare, and military training of all cadets
    Able to act as the Commandant's direct representative in his absence
    Supervisor to staff during shift
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  • TAC officer

    Capt. Jesse J. Fitzgerald

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  • TAC Officer

    SSG Robert Bronson Anderson

    TAC Officer
    Character Development
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Cadet Care Staff

  • Head Nurse

    Jennie Hill

    Communicate, cover and coordinate all medical related needs for cadets, employees, or visitors at FMS.
    Provide medical records, diagnosis, treatments, clinics and meds for cadets and departments on campus.
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  • Cadet Life Counselor and Advocate

    Elaine Zagami, LPC

    Cadet Life Counselor and Advocate
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  • Director of Student Services; Cadet Advocate

    Kathy Berrang

    Director of Student Services
    Parents & Faculty\Staff Liaison
    Cadet Advocate
    Key Club Advisor
    Kiwanis Club and Key Club Liaison
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Community Support Staff

  • Communications and Marketing Specialist

    Marti MC Coles

    Digital and Print Marketing
    Communications Specialist
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  • Alumni Development Coordinator

    Bev Pelaccio

    Alumni Relations
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  • Portrait of Todd Livick
    Director of Advancement

    Todd Livick

    Advancement
    Leadership
    Communications
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  • Portrait of Joan Byrne, Associate Admissions Director \ International Students
    Registrar, Associate Admissions Director-International, Blackbaud Lead

    Joan Byrne

    Report cards
    Transcripts
    Record keeping
    Student Information System
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  • Business Manager and Athletic Director

    LTC Steve Wilson (VA)

    Business Manager
    Athletic Director
    Football Assistant Coach
    Baseball Head Coach
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  • Quartermaster; Director of Buildings & Grounds

    SFC (Ret) Vaden Huffman

    Order, store and maintain cadets’ uniforms
    Operate Cadet Store
    Maintain all buildings and grounds
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  • Cadet Store Assistant

    Stephanie Fretwell

    Make sure cadets have what they need
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  • Director of Admissions; Lacrosse Coach

    Nelson W. Davis

    Director of Admissions
    Lacrosse Coach
    Mentor
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  • Students Accounts Manager

    Amy Allen

    Payroll
    Accounts Payables
    Accounts Receivables
    Students Accounts
    HR Duties
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  • Cadet Mentor; Head Wrestling Coach

    Terry Waters

    Oversee wrestling program
    Head wrestling coach
    Cadet mentor
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