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Our staff includes: a professional educator licensed by the state of Virginia, who manages our "one-room schoolhouse"; professional teachers licensed by the state of Virginia through Liberty University Online Academy; and parents with college degrees. 


Our staff is well trained in safety practices, and our lead staff is certified and trained with Ministry Safe and safety procedures (CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, and EpiPen procedures). Summer At The Ridge is licensed and approved by the state of Virginia as a religious exempt organization. All Fire and Health Inspections, student/staff ratios, staff health and background screenings meet and exceed all code requirements.

As a group, our staff is a strong team and they make our academy a special place for kids.​

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Melissa Spicer, Academy Director

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Jenny Geyer, Program Coordinator

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Susan Young, Preschool Lead Teacher

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Chelsea Noonan, Teaching Assistant

Not pictured:

Kelley Miller, Bookkeeper

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