Robert Quinn, School Superintendent
I have been happily married to my wife Darlene for forty-eight years. We have one son and five grandchildren. I served in the United States Air Force from 1968 -1972. I became an ordained minister in 1975. I have been in Administration since 1976. I have spent the past forty-four years as an educator. I have taught classes in the following subjects: Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Biology, Physical Education, General Math, Consumer Math, Algebra I, Drama, Bible, and World Views (as an adjunct professor of Lord Fairfax Community College).
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education, Health, Safety & Recreation from West Virginia University, WV
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Biological Sciences, Morgantown, WV
- Masters of Arts Degree in Religion from Liberty University, VA
Ron Combs, Athletic Director/ Bible & PE Teacher
I married my lifetime ministry partner Kay on March 13, 1970. We became Christians February 15, 1976. We have three children: Andy, Philip and Katie along with six grand kids, Mikayla, Caleb, Jaiden, Ethan, Elijah, and Lilliana (Lilli). We have been in ministry since our salvation. God directed us here at Legacy Christian Academy in 2014. We also serve at “What’s New Worship” church where our son Andy is Pastor.
- AA Business Associate-LFCC
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary & Elementary Education, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
- Master of Arts Degree in Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
- Athletic Director – 40 years
Marianne Poole, Director of Admissions & Marketing
I moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 1990, the year my husband Mike & I were married. We are both originally from Falls Church, Virginia. I made a decision for Christ in 1994. We have a son, Garrett and a daughter, Jessica. Prior to having children I spent six years working in Property Management for a large corporation where I developed many skills which included sales, marketing, customer service, project management, and maintaining a substantial budget. Once I had children I worked for myself with an educational book company for more than five years and developed a love for teachers & education. I have worked as a school Admissions Director for more than six years.
Joshua 1:9, Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Kim Nicewarner, Office Manager / Upper School Secretary (6th – 12th)
I'm married to Tim Nicewarner and we have a son, Matthew, and a daughter, Bethany. I was saved at the age of sixteen. I attended Liberty University and worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for twenty years in computer security. We owned a Moon Bounce business for fifteen years and used it as a ministry to share the Lord with families. I was also an Awana and Word of Life Leader for ten years. I have worked as a school secretary/office manager for fifteen years. I am currently the Upper School Secretary/Office Manager for LCA.
My life verse is Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ Jesus that strengthens me.
Kay Combs, School Receptionist / Elementary School Secretary (K3 – 5th)
I married my life time ministry partner Ron on March 13, 1970. We became Christians February 15, 1976. We have three children Andy, Philip and Katie along with six grand kids, Mikayla, Caleb, Jaiden, Ethan, Elijah, and Lilliana (Lilli). We have been in ministry since our salvation. God directed us here at Legacy Christian Academy in 2014. We also serve at “What’s New Worship” church where our son Andy is Pastor. I worked as a telephone operator, assistant manager at Shepherd University Bookstore and took classes at LFCC and Shepherd University.
Melanie Thompson, English & History 7 / Yearbook / Computers / Typing / Latin
I have a teaching degree from State University of New York(Brockport). Married with two sons (Adam & Cody) My husband and I moved to Virginia in 2014 to be closer to our sons. We attend Rileyville Baptist Church. I have taught in public and private schools. My first placement was Christian Central Academy in NY for two years, where I taught middle school history; we then moved to Kentucky, and I taught middle school English at Bowling Green Christian Academy for seven years. I believe that Jesus Christ is God's son who came to this earth to die so that we may be forgiven of our sins and live eternally in heaven with God. I believe that He has a plan for each of us, and all we need to do is accept His precious gift of salvation and walk closely with HIM. God is Good!
My life verse is Psalms 23
Rachel Soffel, K5 Kindergarten Teacher
I live in Winchester with my husband, Jesse and my cat, Kevin. I was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada to my American-missionary Father and Canadian mother. I am a proud dual citizen.
I cannot remember a time before I wanted to be a teacher. I moved to Florida when I was 19 to attend Pensacola Christian College and get my degree in Elementary Education. When I finished with college, I spent two years teaching at a large Christian school in South Florida until I moved to Virginia to get married. I have since fallen in love with Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. I have been teaching for four years as well as tutoring elementary students. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to teach at Legacy Christian Academy.
- Bachelor in Elementary Education with a concentration on Early Childhood Education from Pensacola University
Hope Clegg, 1st Grade Teacher / Summer Adventures Director
I am a native of Front Royal, Virginia. At an early age I accepted Christ as my Savior. My husband of thirty-six years is Jack Clegg. We have three grown children, and seven grandchildren. I have been a Christian Educator for over thirty years. Currently I am the first grade teacher at Legacy Christian Academy. This is my ninth year of directing a Children’s Camp. I enjoy teaching ESL students during the summer. My life has been so blessed by the Lord.
My life verses: Philippians 4:13, I can do All things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Matthew 6:33, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
- Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, NC
Audrey Braun-Duin, Librarian / Home School Coordinator
I'm married to Daryl Braun-Duin and have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. I was privileged to home-school my children for 18 years. Then I worked as a preschool teacher, preschool director, librarian, 3rd grade teacher, and home-school coordinator for a few years. In the last 5 years God has blessed me with a precious classroom of 2nd graders. I am so thankful for them and I'm privileged to be a part of Legacy Christian Academy.
My life verse is Luke 10:27, He answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and Love your neighbor as yourself"
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from North Dakota State University
- Bachelors of Arts in Sociology Degree from North Dakota State University
Darlene Quinn, 3rd Grade Teacher
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Mike Miller, Upper School History & Math, Government and Economics Teacher
I am a resident of Bunker Hill, WV, along with my wife of thirty years, Debbie. We have two sons, Bradlee and Ryan as well as a beautiful daughter-in-law, Ryan's wife Marissa. I was saved at the age of eighteen. I was on active duty with the West Virginia Air National Guard for 21 years before retiring in 2000. I returned to Shepherd University and graduated in 2004. I taught in Berkeley County, WV, for 10 years at Mill Creek Intermediate and Bunker Hill Elementary. I also worked as a Math Recovery Teacher for 2 years. I am the Head Golf Coach and Asst. Cross Country Coach at LCA, and I feel truly blessed to be involved with our exceptional students and staff.
My life verse is Matthew 22:37-40, Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
- Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education K-6, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
Summer Wilmer, 5th Grade Teacher
I have been married to Michael Wilmer for thirteen years. Together we have two children named Alyssa and Braden. I accepted Christ as my personal Savior at the age of five, but rededicated myself to God at the age of ten, when I was in the fifth grade. I have had the privilege of being a part of Christian education, teaching fifth graders for the past seven years. I love teaching and feel very blessed to be a part of Legacy Christian Academy.
One of my favorite verses is Psalm 19:14, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”
- Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and a minor in Speech Communication University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Adelphi, MD
Kelly Braun-Duin, 4th Grade Teacher
I graduated from Bryan College in Dayton, TN. I got married and moved to Richmond, VA, where I taught second grade in Henrico County for five years. I took several years off to raise my three children, during that time I home schooled, subbed, and tutored. I am excited to be on staff at Legacy Christian as the Librarian.
My life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Education K-8, Bryan College, Dayton, TN Minor in Bible, Bryan College, Dayton, TN
Robyn Bonilla, 2nd Grade Teacher
I grew up in Winchester, Virginia but have lived in Strasburg, Virginia for the last 8 years. I earned my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University in 2012. I worked in a Head Start program in Page and Shenandoah counties and most recently at Pollywog Place in Strasburg.
I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a small child and I am excited to be carrying out that dream at Legacy. I did not grow up as an active church member and my faith journey began later in life. After I faced a life threatening illness while pregnant and my premature baby spent 30 days in the NICU, I realized the power of prayer. My husband, Jeovanni and I are the proud parents of Lucas, a healthy two year old.
It is my goal to share my love of teaching with my students and help them reach their full potential.
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6
Michelle Camper, Choir / Music Teacher
I have been married to Gerald Camper for twenty-three years. We have two sons, Nathan and Ethan. I have twenty five years of experience as a private piano instructor, as well as fifteen years of experience in private education as a general music instructor/choral director. It is a privilege to lead the music department at Legacy Christian Academy, and I look forward to many exciting years in the future!
My life verse is Proverbs 31:30, "Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."
- Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Robbin Strosnider, Art / Home Economics / Cafeteria Manager
I have been married to Neal Strosnider for the past thirty years. We have one daughter and one granddaughter. I was the President of the Parent’s Organization at my daughter’s Christian school for six years. I have been working in Christian education and my church for the past fifteen year as the Food Service Manager. At Legacy Christian Academy I am teaching Home Economics to middle school and high school students, as well as Art for first grade through twelfth grade students. I am blessed to be a part of the work that the Lord is doing at LCA.
My life verse is Romans 8:28, And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
Lisa Westbrook, Middle School Teacher (Bible / Spelling / History)
I live in Winchester with my husband John, son Nick, and our two dogs. I graduated in 1999 from James Madison University with a Master's Degree in Education. Prior to coming to Legacy Christian Academy, I worked in Jefferson County Public Schools (West Virginia) in the elementary school setting. I primarily taught students who were hearing impaired and/or speech impaired. I also helped students who had reading delays in the after-school tutoring program. I feel truly blessed to be teaching middle school students at LCA this year, and, I am really enjoying the Christian school setting.
My life verse is Colossians 3:12, Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
- Master’s in Education (M.Ed.). James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
- Bachelor’s in Science (B.S). James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Donna Nieman, Vice - Principal - Upper School Teacher (Geometry 10 & 11 / Alg. 1 / Pre-Calculus)
I have been married to James Nieman for twenty-eight years, I am a mother of two daughters, Natalie and Jasmine. Most of my teaching experience has been in the field of upper school math, and I have been teaching for twenty-three years. I have also been a volleyball coach for twenty-nine years, coaching at the collegiate, high school, and juniors levels. I enjoy working with teens, and watching the transformation that takes place from year-to-year as they become young adults.
My life verse is Philippians 4:13 (NKJV), I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- Bachelors of Science, Education K-12, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
- Cap II, USAV
Emily Street, Upper School Teacher (English / Spanish I & II)
I grew up in the town of Midlothian just outside of Richmond, VA. There I attended Midlothian High School and participated in several extra-curricular activities such as Cross Country, Basketball, and Marching Band. I graduated in 2008 and moved on to Liberty University (GO FLAMES!) where I studied English and received my teaching license for Virginia. After graduating, my parents and I moved to the farm my dad grew up on, just outside of Charlottesville. While living near Charlottesville, I substitute taught for Albemarle County Public Schools, and then from 2013-2014, I worked as an office associate in the Attendance Office at Monticello High School. In June of 2014, I got married and moved to Clarke County and then began my first year as a teacher at Legacy Christian Academy! I have taught English and Spanish at LCA for 2 years. I am the Head Cross Country Coach at LCA. I am incredibly grateful that God has brought me to such a wonderful school, and I am looking forward to the years ahead! Go Saints!
My life verse is Isaiah 41:10, "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with Virginia Teaching License from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Nannette Kirby, Upper School Teacher (Physical Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Alg. 2 and Calculus)
I am married to James Kirby. I have two stepchildren and one grandson. I have taught high school science and math classes for twenty-three years. Twenty of those years have been in Christian education. I feel so blessed to be a part of the Legacy Christian Academy family.
My life verse is I Chronicles 28:9, "And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for The Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever."
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Shenandoah University, Winchester VA
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Shenandoah University, Winchester VA
Christina Lancaster, K4 Teacher
My husband of 17 years had a position change in his work which brought us here from Roanoke last year. As I was looking for a Christian school for my boys to attend (Garrett III and Wyatt), God brought me to LCA. I taught 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades at Parkway Christian Academy and K4 was foreign to me. Now it is my home away from home. I have a BA from VT and a Masters from Regent University in Special Education. I made Jesus my Savior while learning the Romans Road to Salvation and have been a work in progress ever since. Philippians 1:6
- Bachelors of Science in Sociology, Virginia Tech
- Masters in Criminal Deviance, Regent University