Head of School
Dr. Curtis Turner
Dr. Turner began serving as Saint Frances Academy principal on June 2, 2008. As of July 1, 2021, Dr. Turner is the Saint Frances Academy Head of School.
Dr. Turner has worked in secondary education since 1993 in public and Catholic high schools. He is a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland and Howard University in Washington, DC where he earned a B.S. in Physics. Dr. Turner earned a M.Ed. in science education and Ed.D. in teacher education and curriculum studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Turner continues to teach at least one class daily. Dr. Turner serves as the Development Co-Chair and Board Member of the Mother Lange Guild. He is a Non-resident Associate Member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and a permanent deacon for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.
Associate Head of School
Mrs. D’Adamo began her tenure at Saint Frances Academy in 2010. During her time at the Academy, she has served in a variety of roles related to advancement. Mrs. D’Adamo is currently the Associate Head of School at Saint Frances Academy. Mrs. D’Adamo serves as the Development Co-Chair and Board Member of the Mother Lange Guild. She is a non-resident Associate Member of Oblate Lay Associate.
Mrs. D’Adamo received her B.A. in Political Science from Salisbury University and her M.A. in History concentrated in the subfield of Environmental History also from Salisbury. She is completing a doctorate degree in Urban Educational Leadership at Morgan State University. Her life’s passions include working to keep Catholic School tuition affordable and accessible to those from all economic backgrounds.
Faculty & Staff
It’s the ministry of Catholic educators to embody the faith in everything they do. They model and teach children how to form a personal relationship with Jesus and build a foundation for lifelong learning and discipleship. Meet our talented and dedicated faculty and staff!
|Dr. Curtis Turner
|Head of School &
|Associate Head of School &
Head Coach, Boys Varsity Basketball
& Social Studies Department
|Science Teacher and Athletic Trainer
|Gaddy, Kirk E.
|Health Education & Religion Teacher, &
Assistant Athletic Director
|Long, Jatrea E.
|English & Psychology Teacher
|Admissions Director & History Teacher
|Fr. Monahan, M. Patrick
|Math & French Teacher
|Social Studies Department Chair &
Head Girls Basketball Coach
|Computer, Fine Arts, Creative Writing Teacher
|Substitue Teacher & Hall Monitor
|Math Department Head &
|Religion Teacher &
|Substitute Teacher & Football Coach
|Sr. Trinita Baeza, OSP
|Dean of Discipline
|Coach Messay Hailemariam
|Head Football Coach &
Residential Life Coordinator
|Dean of Academics
CTE Teacher &
Head Cheerleading Coach
|Permanent Substitute & Basketball Coach
|Sr. Anthonia Ugwu, OSP
|Sr. Virginie Fish, OSP
|Front Office & Football Coach