FACULTY

A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.
Instructors at Oak Hill are men and women whom you would want your child to be like.  They are skillful in their teaching.  They pursue academic rigor for themselves and their students while seeking to bring God’s word to bear on all subjects.  They show a testimony of love for the Lord, humility in character, and accountability to local churches.


Rita Barillas joined us in 2014 after teaching at a classical Christian school in Georgia and has three children attending Oak Hill.  She is working on her M.A.T. in secondary English and currently holds a B.S. in English Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University.  Originally from Pennsylvania, Mrs. Barillas spent seven years teaching on the mission field in El Salvador.


Kelly Lawyer Cabana
teaches Latin and English.  She taught Latin 101 and 201 as a teaching assistant at the University of Kentucky. At Kentucky she earned an M.A. in classics and a certification in spoken Latin from the Latin Institute. She holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Classics and Early Christian Studies from Christendom College.


Katherine Culver
earned an elementary education degree as an honor student at Methodist University.  She taught at another ACCS school before coming to Oak Hill in 2010.  Mrs. Culver and her husband, William, worship at Potomac Hills Presbyterian Church in Leesburg and have two beautiful daughters.


Annamarie Door
has taught science at Oak Hill since 2012.  She graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. in Early Elementary Education and also received a Master in Teaching Science from Walden University. Mrs. Door served at Robinson Township Christian School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as at the International Academy of Suriname. She is an active member of the National Science Teachers Association.


Ashleigh Eagy teaches Calculus and Physics.  A mother of two, Mrs. Eagy earned a B.S. in Physics from George Mason and first taught at Oak Hill in 2010.


Sarah Fluegge
is our First Grade Teacher.  Working at Oak Hill since 2007, Miss Fluegge brings enthusiasm and energy and a big smile to her work.  Her classes have always performed at a very high level in reading, math and other subjects.  Originally from upstate Michigan, Miss Fluegge has traveled the world exploring the Dominican Republic, Russia, Austria, England and Ecuador.


Arelis Gil earned an M.Ed. and B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She spent six years at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas teaching honors history and other courses.  She and her husband attend Calvary Chapel DC Metro.


Andrew Isker teaches history, Bible and English in junior high and high school and serves as school Chaplain.   Mr. Isker taught at the well known Logos School in Moscow, Idaho.  He is a graduate of Greyfriars Hall, a ministerial training program, and is an ordained minister in the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches.  He earned a B.S. in history at Minnesota State University, Mankato. 


Andrew Privler
teaches mathematics.  He studied history earning a B.A and an M.A.  He went on to become a math teacher for over 30 years in New York City and in Prince George’s County schools.


David Sabin
teaches English and Boy’s PE. Born into a family of missionaries to Botswana and Guatamala, he has taught international students for 15 years and became a fluent speaker of Spanish. Mr. Sabin participates in music ministry, prayer team and a food bank at his congregation, Grace Tabernacle Church, in Ashburn. He is married with two children and holds a B.S. in English Education and a master’s in Educational Administration from Pensacola Christian College.


Anne Simpson teaches music full time.   She first came to Oak Hill in 2003 and is currently earning a Kodály music teaching certification from New Saint Andrews College.  She speaks Russian on an advanced level and also teaches piano.


Jonathan Simpson has a B.A. from Bob Jones University where he studied Bible and Graphic Design.  He is married to Anne and has two children attending Oak Hill.  They belong to Community Baptist Church in South Riding.


Robert Loren Thoburn, Jr.
, Headmaster, founded Oak Hill in 1997.  He lives in Herndon with his wife, Sheila.  He has five sons and four daughters and four grandchildren.  He is a member of Grace Christian Church in Herndon (PCA).  He earned a B.A. at Grove City College studying business as well as Austrian economics under Dr. Hans F. Sennholz.  He also holds a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law.


Sheila Key Thoburn serves as Director of Curriculum and has been influential in creating a classical curriculum at Oak Hill over the years.  She grew up in Arlington and is a great mother to her and Robert’s children.  She thoroughly enjoys reading almost any book and runs an Etsy shop which can be found here.


Heidi Wethered has two daughters, one of whom attends Geneva College. She is married to an OPC minister, Bennett Wethered. She holds two bachelor’s and a master’s degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. She has taught at Oak Hill since 2004.

 

Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten


Julia Dennis 
3 Year Olds


Patty Holzer
  Assistant Teacher


Moriah MacBeth  4 Year Olds

Weatherssized
Nancy Weathers   Kindergarten teacher at Oak Hill since 2004.