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Our Leadership Structure

Board of Governors

St. John Neumann Academy is an independent, private Catholic academy operating as a non-stock corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its Board of Governors has legal and fiduciary responsibility over the corporation and is responsible for all business of the school including, but not limited to, strategic planning, development, academic direction, marketing, and finance.


The Director has overall responsibility for the academy’s day-to-day operations, enrollment of new students, marketing, and fundraising.

K-8th Grade School Lead Teacher

He/She will ensure that the curriculum is applied at all grade levels, oversee scheduling to ensure there is optimal time for teaching and learning, and manage the standardized testing and report card processes.

St. John Neumann Academy Leadership

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    Julia Wharton

    Academy Director and Member, Board of Governors Julia holds a B.S. in Communications with a minor ...
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    Jenny Mishoe

    Lead Teacher and 2nd Grade Jenny holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - ...
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    Michael Hemphill

    Member, Board of Governors Michael Hemphill is a former journalist turned non ...
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    Rick Knack

    Member, Board of Governors Rick Knack is a Chemical Engineer with over 42 yea ...
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    Michael Maiuri

    Member, Board of Governors Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics ...
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    Robert F. Manning

    Member, Board of Governors Robert F. (Bob) Manning is a graduate of ...
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    Sandy Seay

    Member, Board of Governors Raleigh F. (Sandy) Seay, Jr., is Preside ...
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    Richard Wharton

    Member, Board of Governors Richard holds a BS in Business Finance from Virgin ...